Here’s the news that caught my eye today while thinking that losing teeth sounds like a pretty decent side hustle.
(Or at least developing Tooth Fairy-related apps does. I mean, that’s a thing? Where’s my afikomen app then?)
- Earlier today, Arne Duncan guest-posted on BuzzFeed, detailing the “Top 9 Things Every Freshman Needs To Know.” Unfortunately, it seems like a different article distracted him (“11 Signs A Politician Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing,” maybe? I kid, that’s not a real post … I think). As a result, he reminded students that “Beer Is Not A Food Group”—but he failed to remind them about income-based repayment or the Pay As You Earn program, much to the chagrin of The Huffington Post.
- Kiplinger has a new list of the 12 things that college students don’t need. This includes potentially expensive purchases like a printer and cable TV. Not on their list? A cat. Yet that’s exactly what this writer at Catster is wondering. Hey, no argument from me. I’m firmly in the camp that cats can make anything better. (Maybe not subway service, though.)
- With a little help from PayScale.com the Houston Chronicle highlights the 25 highest-paying part-time jobs. They don’t share their definition of “part time,” but it definitely doesn’t include jobs that fast-food workers can get on the side to increase their wages. Included on their list are physical therapist, senior software engineer, and at number one, lawyer. (I hear litigators often babysit during their copious spare time to earn extra income.)
- Deseret News stole our signs, pilfered our playbook, or did any other sports-related saying that involves using our idea. That’s because they looked at a couple different articles that detail how sports stories teach us about money management, and our latest piece didn’t make the cut. (Time to play the “no-one-believed-in-us” card, Shane!)
- After I complained yesterday about interview etiquette, a Slate hiring manager joined my chorus—detailing the common problems she’s seen after reviewing some 500 cover letters for entry-level jobs. Topping her list? People who don’t keep their letters short (under 200 words) and those who are just way too formal. My pet peeve? I’d love it if my applicants actually provided cover letters, as most don’t. I mean, you’re applying for a writing position. Why wouldn’t you write a letter?!
Enjoy your Labor Day!
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.