Today on Daily Interest, we’re giving away money, offering (and ignoring) advice, then maybe asking our mothers for some money. I’m guessing they’ll just give us more advice though. It’s good advice, I think.
- Apparently just giving people money can in fact help them be less poor. At least, in some circumstances, such as a one-time payment to deeply impoverished young Ugandans who plan to use it to learn a trade or start a business. Does that change your thoughts about charitable giving?
- A word of advice: Listen carefully when people suggest that you keep your Facebook profile all manicured and professional. You already know that parents and employers tend to snoop around social media, but now credit bureaus and lenders are starting to get in on the game too.
- Then again, there’s a lot of advice out there with graduation and commencement season in full swing. Some of it, like that Baz Luhrmann song about wearing sunscreen that seems to go around every year, is pretty good advice. Some of it is truly bad, even deliberately, hilariously awful.
- Anyway, you should definitely consider the advice of the ladies over at The Hairpin when they say you should probably ignore most of the “Profound Advice for Young People.”
- The Pew Research Center released a report yesterday noting that nearly 40% of mothers are now the sole or primary breadwinner for their families. That’s a huge increase from just ten or twenty years ago. Does this changing dynamic affect your life or life plans? Think about it.