Here’s the news that caught my eye today after being unfrozen from carbonite.
(I mean, how else could I have missed mentioning this $4 billion deal for 2 whole days?)
- It’s a good thing I finally caught on to the Lucasfilms sale, because here’s what George Lucas is doing with that $4 billion: donating it to education. That almost makes up for Jar Jar. (Almost.)
- The iPad mini hits stores tomorrow, and while a lot of people may not be waiting in line for one, I bet many would love to get their hands on one—especially if it were free. Unfortunately, a Facebook offer for just that is a scam. You’ve been warned.
- Wondering which financial apps the experts use? Then check out this list of 24 money-saving apps from personal finance writers. (I can ignore the fact that I wasn’t invited to participate, but I can’t ignore the guy who promoted his own app. Don’t be that guy.)
- Inside Higher Ed outlines some ways for fixing student aid so that it actually aids students. Among their list: “hold[ing] all stakeholders accountable for the goal of graduating students with jobs, not debt.”
- Earlier today, Diane Melville outlined what pre-med majors should do if they’re transferring from community college. Her tips are especially timely, as a new report states that students who transfer undergraduate colleges may hurt their med school admissions chances—unless they do it the right way.
- And, finally, your impulse buy of the day: Bristol Plain’s used Dodge Challenger. Pull the trigger for only $27,000.
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.