Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering how this guy ever lost his voice over job for Aflac.
(“I am the one who quacks”?)
- Marketplace is ready to play the feud. That’s because they’re now asking readers to share their “financial feuds” (like bringing a bag lunch to work vs. eating lunch out). Experts chime in with answers (without kissing you), and readers can share their responses as well. Surprisingly, very few people in the comments just clap their hands and say, “Good answer, good answer.”
- Forget a “bubble”; Politico says that the student loan situation in the U.S. is like a “perfect storm” (and not in a handsome Clooney/Wahlberg kind of way). They claim that “this debt load threatens the nation’s very ability to compete in the global economy” and that we “have the makings of a national crisis.” (Like what would happen if Clooney or Wahlberg actually drowned … am I right, people??)
- Last week, we reminded you to take pride in your work—whether you’re an air-freight handler, barista, or anything else. Well, some New York baristas took that message to heart. They’re showing just how much they care about their work by telling us that they chose that career “because of [their] passion for the drink,” not because Plan A didn’t come through.
- I’m a bad tipper. Not that I don’t tip enough (I’d like to think I’m at least average in that respect), but rather, I struggle at being able to tip people. On my last vacation, I failed to tip an airport shuttle driver and a valet because the opportunity to not do so awkwardly didn’t present itself. Sorry. Therefore, my travel tipping etiquette is not good. If you want to know how good yours is, check out this article from Good Financial Cents.
- Looking for some cheap eats that don’t involve ramen? Check out these fantastic frugal meal ideas from past and present. The list includes some favorites (Sloppy Joes, spaghetti), as well some things that maybe you’re less familiar with—like “swamp gravy” (no, it’s not where Paula Deen came from). Oh, and don’t worry, ramen is actually listed as well. No meal is complete without it.
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments?