Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering what the government would name an actual “Forrest Gump method” for paying off student loans.
(Pay As You Run?)
- According to new research from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, more than 33 million borrowers qualify for student loan forgiveness—and yet a “substantial” amount of money is being left of the table. Almost 1 in 9 people, not just borrowers, in the U.S. may qualify. (FYI: The odds of winning the recent Powerball jackpot? 1 in 175,223,510.) If that’s not a compelling reason to check out our loan forgiveness eBook, I don’t know what is.
- For our content internships, I often interview journalism students … and they often have done no research and have no questions to ask me. These are journalism students—don’t they major in doing research and asking questions?! Well, perhaps they’re just not sure where to start. In that case, Wisebread has the solution with these five things to learn about a company before you interview, including its history and what they do.
- A little while ago, Susie shared her tips for saving on textbooks. One resource she missed? Goolgle Play Books. The store lets you rent books for up to 180 days, and you can get them for both iOS and Android platforms. That resource is just one of eight essential mobile apps for college students, according to PC World.
- Yesterday, I detailed my gluttonous student experience. Well, I’ve found a new rationalization for it: Apparently, Syracuse students have different dining habits. According to GrubHub, the Orange buys more late-night food than any other college in America—25% of orders come between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Late-night food is a
deliciousterrible way to burn through money, but I’m glad students are keeping Dorian’s in business. (This reference means nothing to most people, but I still dream of your “Zeus” sub, Dorian’s … likely because I used to order them during the hours in which I now sleep.)
- Speaking of my ill-fated college adventures, one of my roommates almost burned our apartment down once. (Someone left newspaper in the broiler, because, of course that’s where that would go.) While I jokingly did my best Costanza (yelling, pushing Jon Favreau), my roommate grabbed a fire extinguisher. His response was likely better than mine—and underscores how important it is that college students know these fire safety tips.
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.