A house full of Yale University students lives on a food budget of $8 per person per week, thanks to veggies provided via a local community supported agriculture operation, tossed-out foods that they regularly collect from storefront curbs and behind supermarkets, and lots and lots of improvisation in the kitchen.
“Education should lead students out of poverty, not into it.”
“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
We’ve passed laws to protect college students from foolishly compiling a mass of credit card debt. They also protect themselves by seeing through old-school advertisements that try to manipulate their spending habits. So does that mean today’s generation of college kids has figured out a new way to “drop out”? Not a chance.
In this week’s roundup, we’ve got myths to debunk (about used cars, coupons), things to avoid (absurd kitchen gadgets, preemptive brake jobs on your car, going into debt from calling psychic hotlines), and ways to trick your brain—and your belly—into thinking you’re consuming more, thereby helping you eat (and spend) less.
Also: How do you avoid getting ripped off if you’re the world’s worst, most timid, most undemanding haggler? People concerned (obsessed?) with saving money have issues, such as …
In nearly all cases, a dollar gambled isn’t going to make any of your dreams come true. There’s nothing new about that. But what is new with the lottery?
Also, reasons why you’re unable to save, reasons why you should spend, mistakes that everybody should make at least once, and why you’re a sucker if you “lather, rinse, and repeat.”
What with high unemployment rates and soaring costs of higher education, there’s no shortage of skepticism about whether a college degree is truly worth the time and expense. Whether college is a good investment or not is a question that has come up again and again and again and again. Here are some important, often surprising figures to …
In both cases, few people ever pay the sticker price.
There’s no need for students at state universities to envy the Ivies, or to assume that grads from pricey, prestigious schools have a leg up in landing jobs. In fact, when recruiting executives go hunting to hire students who are well-rounded academically and who are best prepared to enter the workforce, their first choices aren’t …
Including more participation in food stamp programs and more people drinking beer at home, along with fewer people investing in stocks, buying videogames, going to the movies, and working at jobs that match their skill sets.