Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering if the USPS thought of this revenue-generating option before eliminating Saturday service.
- Starting yesterday, American Express customers are now able to buy items off Twitter simply by using a specific hashtag. #UhOh. #ImpuseControl. #GottaHaveIt!!!! (If this doesn’t give us some fodder for the tweet of the day, nothing will.)
- Two years after introducing its online paywall, The New York Times closed a loophole that was allowing people to still access its content for free. In related news, get ready to see a lot more links to the Post in this space. News is news, right?
- Our bloggers Mike, Shane, and Alexandra went the nonprofit route when it came to their internships (though Mike was two-timing us!). If your conscience pushes you in that direction, but your brain craves a for-profit experience, Forbes has good news: Some companies give you the best of both worlds. (And not in some Hannah Montana fashion either.)
- Feeling stuck in your job? Remember that you won’t be there forever—just ask the pope. With his resignation announcement, the pontiff provided further proof that even “lifetime” jobs don’t always last a lifetime.
- Business Insider lists 16 startups that college students are working on right now. This will either inspire you to start your own passion project or make you feel really bad about yourself. (For me, the guy printing ads on toilet paper probably falls somewhere in the middle of that scale.)
- If you’re not into starting your own business, you can still find other innovative ways to earn some extra cash. For instance, check out this 14-year-old girl whose dad is paying her $200 to quit Facebook for 5 months.
- Earlier this month, Bridget Casey shared some tips around the tricks stores use to get you to spend more. Wise Bread expands on this topic even further, covering some additional manipulative tactics, like putting you in a good mood with pleasant smells. (I’m most definitely a victim to this. Doc Popcorn, your Ph.D. must be in deliciousness.)
What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.