Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wishing I could do all my food shopping in the 1950s.
(For the prices, not to hang out with all those kids. The picture of them with all the shopping carts? My nightmare.)
- In this New York Times piece, human resource consultant John Sullivan shares how people in his industry derisively refer to applicants from online job boards as ”Monster.ugly.” Maybe the anonymity in our HR Secrets series isn’t so necessary to get people to speak their minds…
- We know how important seasonality can be when it comes to choosing the food you eat. However, it can also pay off big in the products you buy. For instance, with the Super Bowl coming back (and Black Friday and Christmas behind us), February is the perfect time to get a deal on a TV.
- We’re living through the biggest “privacy breach of our time,” but it’s totally legal. (Isn’t that an oxymoron?) NBC News explains how your employer could be sharing your salary information with Equifax—and how that credit reporting agency could be sharing that data with debt collectors and others.
- Maggie Hamilton found out she was losing her job… in a bathroom… a couple days before she was actually let go. Yes, her company was slightly dysfunctional. But even though she’s now unemployed, she’s not out of hope.
- Our playlist of financial aid-related songs now stands at two. Some University of Washington students transformed the hit song “Thrift Store” to talk about the joys of filling out the FAFSA. (Come on, Glee, get on this and FAME’s FAFSA rap already! I promise they won’t get mad if you
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What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.
(Photo: Timothy Valentine [off the grid])