Here’s some money-related news that caught my eye today while I was wondering whether money owed the Church of Scientology shows up on your credit report.
- When I first saw this post from MintLife, I thought it said “summer chili recipes.” This intrigued me very much—I mean, would you use gazpacho instead of tomatoes? Alas, they’re just chill recipes for summer (though gazpacho does make an appearance).
- The potential student loan interest rate was a big deal for President Obama—but it looks like Malia and Sasha may be OK paying for school. In an in-depth look at the finances of the president (and vice president), Kiplinger says the Obamas’ college saving funds are “the most logical part of the portfolio.”
- Business Insider details an app that protects credit cards from fraudulent purchases. It’s free to use for up to 3 cards, and protecting 10 cards annually is $79. Also, if you have 10 credit cards, I totally want you to do a guest post for this blog about how you use each.
- The Department of Education released stats today indicating a half-percentage point increase from 2009 to 2010 in adults ages 25 to 34 who earned an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree. Congrats class of 2010! (Bet you haven’t heard that in a couple years.)
- Based a new white paper, Inside Higher Ed says that college “isn’t so unaffordable”—which is an incredibly understated way of claiming that “college is affordable.” What do you think, readers? Is “the perception of college affordability really worse than the reality?”