Here’s the news that caught my eye today while I was wondering how much faster Baxter could pull together this column.
(And how adorable it would be to hear him say “need more input” on a slow news day.)
- Enemy of Debt lists out the 7 habits of (highly effective?) debt-free people, and not a single one is “live like a hermit.” One that did make the list? Avoid keeping up with the Joneses, who must be making the rounds in a new Porsche or something today.
- Forbes has released their latest list of the richest Americans. I guess it’s time to update our infographic (though I doubt it’d help much).
- Today’s opportunity to be really happy or really depressed: WNYC’s new widget that shows you how tuition and fees have changed at your alma mater since you graduated. If you haven’t already graduated, just plug in a year from a little while back (this is where the “depressed” part comes in).
- Fun fact from this interview with Flexjobs’ founder about the search term “work from home”: “‘[the term] was on the FBI’s scam list—with a ratio of 70 scams to every one legitimate job online.” So, if online searching is your plan for getting a part-time job, be warned.
- And, finally, the ever-salacious CNN Money highlights the extremes some students go to in order to pay for school. (Medical studies? Fertility clinics? Sugar daddies? These sound like plots even 2 Broke Girls would find too racy…)
What money-related news caught your interest today? Let us know in the comments.
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