Check out what you may have missed on the SALT™ Blog.
- With a little help from CollegeHumor, we gave a deserving student some free money for school … or for SPAM (it’s gone up in price, apparently). Her choice.
- The Bruins season ended in heartbreaking fashion, but no one is saying Intern Carmen “jinxed” them by finding four financial tips from the B’s and the NHL. Still, I’m still sporting my playoff beard, so it wasn’t me …
- Diane Melville told us six places you can find local scholarships—including one that may already be within your house! (OK, it’s on food boxes, not some creepy “calling from inside the house” type of thing.)
- Interest rates will get all the attention today, but other student loan changes went into effect, including one that regulatory expert Betsy Mayotte notes is “fraught with peril.”
- Our newest addition, Sean Engelking, shared his student loan story, noting how “smart people make mistakes.” (Yeah! Like writing for this blog! Wait …)
- Sasha Laferte is working
an unpaida paid internship, but that still won’t stop her from finding ways to earn some extra cash on the side.
- In her latest post, resident parent Sarah Barker stopped just short of asking, “So, what are your plans post-graduation?” (But she came pretty close.)
- It’s officially beach season, and fashionista Brigit Bauma waded in with five beach wardrobe essentials you can spice up on the cheap.
- Evelyn Ngugi is collecting old glass Coke bottles for … something decorative? That’s just one way she’s turning her apartment into a home on a budget.
- Our video of the week looked at the NBA draft to remind us that clothes don’t make the man, talent does. (Though Ben McLemore’s suit jacket made him seem pretty awesome.)
- In a new infographic, Diane infographicked (not a word? We’re going with it!) five ways to get the best letters or recommendation for scholarships.
- Aaron Weber showed that even very sharp law students can still have trouble with money—like not reading contracts. (If that’s not some kind of lawyer joke, I don’t know what is.)
- In honor of Under the Dome, our bloggers “domed” expensive purchases they wouldn’t mind being kept apart from. And I turned more nouns into verbs, apparently.
- Carmen reviewed the Simple banking app to find out whether it could actually live up to its name.
What was your favorite post from the past week? Let us know!