Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering what I would do to avoid bank fees,
(Probably more than I’d do for a Klondike Bar. I could use the savings to buy a chocolately coated ice cream and avoid clucking like a chicken. Win-win.)
- Are you a beauty school dropout? If so, you have to repay your student loans. However, if you’re a beauty school dropout whose school took advantage of you, you could be in luck. (At least, in regards to your student loans; the “taking advantage of you” part obviously stinks.) The New York Times details some beauty school borrowers’ efforts to get their loans discharged because they were unable to benefit from their educations.
- There’s a new scale for rating the attractiveness of a potential mate, and instead of a “10,” this one goes all the way to
11850. Yup, I’m talking about credit scores. That’s because about 30% of women and 20% of men claim they wouldn’t marry someone with a low credit score, according to new research. Of course, 80% of men would still prefer a “10″ to an “850.” (Unless that somehow meant 85 Bo Dereks.)
- You can get most anything from Amazon, including a job. That’s because the online giant announced today that it is looking to hire 5,000 new people. The jobs will be at fulfillment centers across the U.S. If you don’t feel like relocating for a job in Hebron, Ky., though, then you can always check out these 14 weird Craigslist job listings. Being a “cat holder-downer” probably offers a lot more growth potential anyway.
- Houston, we have a “Houston, we have a problem” reference. (Damn, did I mess that up?) Anyway, after Houston was named the best new place for grads to live, Kiplinger came out with their own great places to live based on good jobs, reasonably priced homes, and more—and Houston doesn’t even crack the top 10. Instead, they suggest cities like Dubuque, Iowa and Burlington, Vt. Just goes to show: Ben & Jerry’s > astronaut ice cream. Always.
- In the market for a new bank? This article from Credit Unions Online, shockingly, says that “financially savvy consumers prefer credit unions over banks.” Their statement is based on a recent survey from GoBankingRates.com, and joining a credit union may make sense for you. However, before signing up, be sure to check out details on how credit unions work from someone other than Credit Unions Online. Like, maybe this article from SALT™, for instance. (What, we can’t be self-serving too!?)
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.