Here’s the news that caught my eye while I was wondering whether or not I could live without my phone for a week. Personally, I think the answer is yes, but it looks like the odds are against me. I also just realized that this title could subtly reference the fact that I’m taking the reins on Daily Interest for the next few weeks. It wasn’t intentional, I swear.
- US Senator Dick Durbin is spearheading a new bill called the “Know Before You Owe” Act. If put into action, the law would put measures into place to inform students about the different types of student loans, and hopefully sway them away from private loans with variable interest rates.
- According to Huffington Post blogger Clarissa Burt, high school students in southern California have already started taking charge of their professional lives. Fashionomics LIVE allows students to design their own internship program in a variety of fields before they even get to college!
- San Francisco nonprofit GradGears seeks to empower community college students across the nation. They just released an app called GradGuru that helps students set personal goals, keep track of deadlines, and ultimately be in control of their own education.
- Kiplinger’s latest post on NASDAQ lists some personal finance tips for college students that really have a handle on their money. Anyone out there contributing to their retirement fund already? If so, let me know (and consequentially feel bad about myself) in the comments.