It’s been “Not-So-Daily” Interest this week, but we’re back with a vengeance today.
Here’s all the news that caught my eye while I was wondering if this is the coolest, least-expensive hobby ever. (Kind of like an everyman’s ship in a bottle, right?)
- A few days ago, The New York Times published this piece in which debt collectors don’t come off that well. (That’s what happens when you refer to profit from outstanding debt as “lip-smacking.”) However, there are some people working in collections who are genuinely conflicted by their profession.
- Fun with headlines part I: I think this writer might have a thing for Helen Keller. (Oh, it’s the deal that’s “hot.” Got it.)
- Fun with headlines part II: This Ph.D. student is probably a double-genius. First, for the Ph.d., and second for the way he’s paying his tuition.
- Mike recently talked about why college students should have a part-time job during school. Even better? Having a full-time job during school. It’s possible with a co-op program. The Wall Street Journal explains.
- Reuters offers a good reason to know about identity theft: Shundra Jackson almost had her wages garnished due to outstanding credit card debt. But she didn’t own any credit cards.
- Of course, there are easier ways to identify identity theft. Most notable: Having someone attempt to pay you with your own credit card.
- Warning: self-promotion. National Nannies listed Evelyn Ngugi’s post about student loan consolidation as one of their top-30 best blogs about saving for college. Sure, we’re the last on the list, but we can get in “early Emmy mode” and say it’s nice to just be nominated.
- U.S. News released their latest college rankings (tough break, La Sierra), but, of course, they didn’t come without some scrutiny.
What news caught your interest today? Let us know in the comments.