Here’s the news that caught my eye today while I was calculating how much I would pay for a They Might Be Giants CD. (Answer: Much more for anything featuring “Birdhouse in Your Soul” than anything featuring Malcolm in the Middle.)
- Decided that Netflix isn’t worth the money? Well maybe you’d prefer Amazon Prime for free… for 6 months. Hip2Save has the details about this offer for students, as well as the reminder to cancel before the free trial is over (so you don’t get auto-renewed).
- SALT’s parent organization, nonprofit American Student Assistance, gets a shout-out in this list of 10 student loan prevention strategies. (Spoiler alert: only 5 are listed in the link.)
- If you’ve been keeping up with your Daily Interest, these 11 “shocking” truths about student loans probably won’t surprise you. However, the article is a great recap of all the recent news about loans, including the changes that went down on July 1.
- The infographics continue to inherit the Earth. A day after we talked about the student “Shopping Sheet” comes word that a company in Paris is working to “make cell phone bills beautiful.” I’d like it better if they could make cell phone bills lower, but this is a start.
- It’s too bad our interns Mike and Jen aren’t college grads yet: Forbes reports (via new research from the National Association of College Employers) that college graduates working at a paid internship turn their internships into a job offer 60% of the time.
- Don’t believe Diane Melville when she says that there’s a scholarship out there for everyone? Well, check out the Abacus Scholarship Sweepstakes—literally any registered college student is eligible to win.