Daily Interest: Do They Make Fiscal Cliffs Notes?

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"Tax increases" and "budget cuts" may be facing a "Lord of the Flies"-type situation soon.

“Tax increases” and “budget cuts” may be facing a “Lord of the Flies”-type situation soon.

Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering how Benjamin Buckley got passed over for this role.

(We should have gone the puppet route earlier to nab a celebrity supporter. So much time wasted on Jane Lynch…)

  • Pretty soon, some students could be using their campus IDs to pay for late-night snacks and late-night rides. In Boston, two colleges have set it up so students can swipe their IDs to pay cab fares.
  • Is your dream job to be a balloon sculpter or yarn bomber? Well, according to Time, these are two of nine dream jobs that actually pay. (Though they may not pay as much as you’d like; that yarn bomber earns $20,000 a year.)
  • Don’t know what to get that person who has everything? Check out this list of 33 unexpected gift ideas. How unexpected are they? Well, the first item on the list is Henry VIII underwear, so… pretty unexpected. (I mean, hopefully.)

What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments. 

(Photo: cdrummbks/Flickr)

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  1. Shane McNichol November 28, 2012 / 8:32 am

    The title of that cabs article tricked me. “Some Boston Colleges” and yet, unfortunately, not “Boston College”.

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