Check it out, as well as our other feats of curiosity over the past week.
- We introduced “The Money Clip”—the article from the past week that you should pay attention to. For our inaugural choice, we asked if students were really blowing their loan money on clothes and beer.
- We’ve reached the time of year where everyone goes on vacation… except interns. We had Mike prepare for his non-existent trip by finding 5 vacation essentials for under $5 on eBay. (Don’t feel bad about Mike’s lack of travel: He’s spending all next year studying in London.)
- Diane Melville channeled her inner Tevye to play scholarship matchmaker for all of us. (What, no Fiddler fans out there? Maybe I should have referenced Patti Stanger instead…) Diane then pushed us into action by highlighting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund—applications start September 1.
- We defined a tricky-to-remember student loan term (forbearance) with help from an unlikely source: the boys from Charlie bit my finger again.
- Our anonymous hiring manager showed his or her face again (well, not literally). This time he or she doled out tips on salary negotiation, including which tactics actually work.
- Bridget Casey returned from her 3-week trip to Europe. And while she didn’t provide us with any souvenirs, she did tell us how she traveled for cheap.
- The new College Shopping Sheet has been making news for the past few weeks. We decided to put it to the test by having an actual student tell us whether he thinks it will be useful.
- We unveiled SALT’s latest free webinar, which details 5 simple steps you can take to get that “just found money” feeling.
- Career expert Amanda Abella conducts a couple dozen job interviews each week. This has taught her a lot about people, including just how many sabotage their job search.
- Mike had work on his mind last week. He detailed his plan to “work now, dream later” in his latest weekly check-in. And he detailed the importance of tapping into unlikely helpers when you need to get a job done for cheap.
- The Conversation returned, as a group of college students and recent alums swapped tips for keeping off the “freshman 15″… even if you’re not a freshman. Or in college.
- And finally, we celebrated a San Diego job seeker who did not “stay classy” with an Anchorman-inspired Daily Interest.
Did you have a favorite post from the past week? Let us know in the comments.