Here’s the news that caught my eye today while thinking that commercial space travel won’t be too expensive if we’re doing things like this.
- For some reason, the U.K. cares about the American with the highest credit score. (Is this your influence, Mike?) Here’s the Daily Mail’s scoop on Tom Pavelka and how he maintains a healthy credit score of 848 out of 850.
- It’s a day of fascinating people in Daily Interest. Next up: Ariel Sobel. This teenager learned how to be money savvy the hard way: her and her mom lost everything in a fire. (Watching videos of babies doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?)
- I’m on the record as stating that I don’t remember signing any of my student loan paperwork. Things worked out OK for me. This writer on The Billfold was less lucky, as she ended up with surprise $800 loan payments after graduation. The lesson? Talk to your parents about paying for school, even if you don’t want to.
- Here’s a great story about veterans taking advantage of the G.I. Bill to go to college. “One confesses to demons he struggles to control. Another says he’s here to find a community. ‘Forgive me,’ an Iraq war veteran begins haltingly. ‘I have to use notes. I have a brain injury.’ ” Wow.
- A Florida task force is suggesting different college degrees cost different tuition. In their scenario, “fields such as psychology, political science, anthropology, and performing arts could pay more because they have fewer job prospects.” [Emphasis is mine.] Sufficiently dis-incented to follow your dreams?
- We didn’t make the cut on this list of 8 personal finance blogs every college student should read. But I’d like to think we would have if they’d gone the “top 10″ route…
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.