Here’s the news that caught my eye today while I was wondering what Kodos’s views on education are.
- Mashable claims there’s one valuable skill that can help you get a successful future and a well-paid job: coding. In fact, even Mayor Bloomberg made it his New Year’s resolution to learn code. (Chime in here, New Yorkers—maybe there’s something else you’d prefer your mayor resolve to do?)
- Mother and daughter bloggers explain how to manage student loans or avoid them altogether. Hint: Communication—and not in blog form—comes in handy.
- Here’s an innovative way to save money: become lactose intolerant, maybe. (What should this writer do with her savings? Hmm… I’m thinking actually go to the doctor.)
- The New Yorker (inspired by the SALT Blog, of course) has a new cartoon about what they think college students really want to put their aid toward. Do you agree? (No.) Could you come up with a wittier caption? (Yes.) What would that caption be? (Umm… come back to me when I’m not on deadline.)
- Cheapism has 5 ways to use rice that can save you money. I’m suitably intrigued by the idea of making my own rice cakes, mostly because I’m sure they would taste like this.
- And, finally, we veer back to serious territory. While this blog tries to take a fun approach to understanding student loans, we do so to get you to think differently about them (or think at all about them). Who knows if we could have helped these 10 individuals, but hopefully listening to their depressing debt stories will help you get those loan statements out from under your bed.
What money-related news caught your interest today? Let us know in the comments.