Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering how much $6 billion equals in Obama bucks.
(That means Mars currency, via Total Recall; it’s not some weird political statement.)
- Brian Williams is having a very Salt ‘n Pepa-inspired week. First, we learned about how him and his daughter “talk about sex.” Now, he slow jams the news, outlining how Congress has pushed out the fiscal cliff ”real good.” (Whatta man indeed!)
- Of late, we’ve highlighted a couple different ways to test-drive educations before you buy. But what are the best ways to learn for free online? Hack College breaks them down for us.
- According to a new paper, college enrollment offices should look to the NFL for their strategies. It cites the NFL as a “promising model to moderate harmful competition, regain public trust, and focus on educational results as measures of quality.” And here I thought the wave of the future was to look to Tina Fey and Paul Rudd for admissions-related matter…
- Student loan delinquency rates are up and “unsustainable.” according to Fair Isaac Corporation. And, unfortunately, they’re not unsustainable because of the “what goes up must come down” rule.
- One option to avoid delinquency? Postponing repayment. (Yes, we talked about this earlier today.) Apparently, a lot of borrowers already got that message, though. As of March, more than half of students (including those currently in school) are already postponing their payments with deferment or forbearance.
- Yesterday, we bemoaned LeBron James being grossly underpaid. Luckily, he may have a new source of income in the future. An NBA fan has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million to get LeBron to enter the dunk contest.
- This Valentine’s Day, do you want to get some bang for your chocolate buck (note: I don’t mean this)? Then check out this list of the best chocolates from BuzzFeed. They include a price with each one, and they list the cheapest one ($3.49) first.
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.