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cassandrag
A little while ago, I got a student credit card. One reason I did this was because I knew I needed to “build credit” ... but I didn’t actually know WHAT that meant.   After doing some research, I learned more about credit, as well as what’s considered “good” and “bad” credit scores. Hopefully, this info can help some other new credit card… (Show more)
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cassandrag
One of my worst financial habits is continuously transferring money out of my savings account. I think most of us have fallen into the trap, leaving nothing in our savings for emergencies or to grow over time thanks to interest.   Now that I am 21, I’m taking my finances and how I manage my money much more seriously. I’m learning to curb… (Show more)
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ryanhlane
Greetings, Salt Community!   I’m here to fill in for dianemelville with the latest scholarship challenge—and it’s an important one. This month, we’ll work to improve your profile as a scholarship applicant. Meaning, we want to make you as appealing to scholarship judges as possible. And one of the best ways to do that is community service.  … (Show more)
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millennialmoneyman
I get it. There are a ton of stories out there of young people magically becoming debt free in a matter of months after college. A lot of times, there's just oooooone little catch. They moved back in with their parents. I'm one of those people. When I graduated college with my music education degree, I had about $40,000 in student loan debt. I… (Show more)
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mh_admin
Here in the Salt® Community, we know that money talk can be awkward. But we believe that encouraging, honest financial conversations are necessary—and people should get rewards for having them. So, that’s what we do!   By participating in this community, you can help your peers and engage in a little fun competition along the way. Here’s how you…
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amandaabella
I was recently speaking at a conference in Austin about why millennials shy away from credit cards. In case you didn’t know, data shows that more than 6 in 10 millennials don’t use a credit card.   I am not one of them. In fact, I’m personally “team credit card” all the way. But before getting into why, let me explain why millennials avoid using… (Show more)
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josef
When I was building my start-up, I was also working a full-time job and getting out of credit card debt. It was not easy balancing all of this. When I focused on my start-up, I lost focus on my full-time job—and vice-versa. I knew that one day I would fully commit to my start-up, but I wanted to be respectful to my full-time job until then.   To… (Show more)
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josef
This past week, I attended a 1-day project management seminar. Although the course cost $199 (without breakfast or lunch included), I received valuable knowledge that I will use in my career.   While this course was helpful, I’ve attended other professional development courses that wasted my time. Unfortunately, not every professional… (Show more)
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