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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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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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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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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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ryanhlane
Looking to add some fireworks to your financial aid this July? Salt® is happy to light the match!   This month, we’ve rounded up scholarships for students interested in the law, STEM fields, and ... the Spanish Civil War? OK, I get it if you’re not a Spanish Civil War buff. But if that and these other awards don’t apply to you, remember this is… (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!   We’re officially halfway through our 2017 scholarship challenge, and I’m sensing ... frustration.   You don’t want to win scholarships 6 months from now. You want them right now. To do this, many of you have turned to no-essay, “easy” scholarships—with little to show for your efforts besides carpel tunnel from a ton… (Show more)
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agarcia0147
Good morning, afternoon, and goodnight everyone,   Does anyone know the program or SALT activity that teaches how to cancel credit card offers in mail? I remember coming across it during a SALT activity, but I forgot what it was called. I'm getting tired of receiving these offers and afraid someone might intercept my mail to sign me up into… (Show more)
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amandaabella
Throughout my career as a financial expert, I’ve always been very transparent about the fact that I’m a recovering underearner.   I’ve had to learn how to value my work and ask to be compensated appropriately. It can be a terrifying process because you run the risk of getting rejected, but it’s also very liberating when you finally face the fear.… (Show more)
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