Looking for something to do as your furlough gets furlong? (Besides waiting for Edward Furlong, i.e., John Connor, to save us all?)
Check out what we covered last week on the SALT™ Blog.
- Our latest article on saltmoney.org told us that your gender may influence your shopping behavior (but not in an excuse-for-overspending kind of way).
- Back on Monday, Betsy Mayotte warned us about four ways a “potential” government shutdown could affect financial aid and student loans. Ah, life pre-shutdown. So quaint.
- Diane Melville chose her favorite scholarship for the month of October: The Emerge Scholarship For Non-traditional Women.
- Ashley Norwood shared tips for what you should do if (or, usually with student loans, “when”) the company you send your loan payments to changes.
- Brigit Bauma revisited her pre-community college days to dispel five rumors she heard about “the thirteenth grade” (that’s one of them!) that just weren’t true.
- Sasha Laferte dug into a “best places to work” list to try and figure out what type of company she’d like to call home post-graduation.
- Most good scary movies (and even lots of bad ones) come with sequels, and Sarah Barker is living through her personal horror story for the third time: facing the college application process yet again.
- Our video of the week asked whether employers could forgive one employee’s viral video resignation. (The answer? Yes! The Queen is all about unity, after all.)
- Nobody’s perfect when it comes to money, so Amanda Abella outlined ways to avoid kicking yourself about any financial mistakes you make.
- The government may be shut down, but Betsy Mayotte stayed busy last week. She returned with repayment advice for furloughed employees dealing with student loans.
- Susie Boretti made it through her first month living on her own relatively unscathed (some cold showers notwithstanding)—here’s how she did it.
- In her new job, Carmen Guzmán gets to have fun with funds. (Sounds fun, right?) But that got her thinking about all the different ways to get a personal project off the ground.
Did you have a favorite post from the past week? Let us know in the comments.