Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering which costs more: 5,000 Oreos or this Oreo costume.
(Someone wore that thing in Antarctica? Is it lined? Something tells me the smile on the outside might not match what’s happening on the inside.)
- What’s more fascinating about this list of what kids’ common dream jobs pay: the salaries or some of the professions? Private investigator? Be proud, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, you’re still relevant! (Not, Encyclopedia Brown, though. I think Wikipedia replaced him.)
- Intern Alexandra thought up some ways to curb her caffeine spending, but it turns out Starbucks had her covered (at least, for a couple days). Through December 16, you can get a free holiday drink when you purchase one. So, go with a friend, split the bill, and enjoy a half-priced gingerbread latte.
- Every day, I link to a bunch of articles for you. In this one, Cheapism links to a bunch of articles about gift ideas. So, by the transitive property, these are my links… right?
- Hunker down for a good, old-fashioned war of words. In a new article, The New York Times blames construction binges for rising tuition costs. However, Reuters blames that article for being “very long” and “not particularly illuminating.”
- Stealing money from you? Yup, there’s an app for that. Here’s what you need to know about toll fraud.
- Earlier today, we showed you some potentially negative effects that come along with credit cards. Fortunately, it’s not all hidden fees with cards; there may be some hidden perks as well—like this woman who saved $300 thanks to her card’s extended warranty protection.
- Last week, we mentioned a new plan that would deduct student loan payments directly from paychecks (and that you’d hear more about it later). Well, it’s later: check out this video from the congressman proposing the legislation.
- And, finally, a congratulations to my fellow bloggers. At long last, I’ve found a situation in which our unique job skills would be of value: the apocalypse. At least, so says Reddit. (“Just take the win,” cries my internal monologue.)
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.