A few random tibits today:
First, Jeremy Simon – a reporter for Credit Cards.com – is looking for consumers who have used extreme ways to pay off credit card debt (earning money from medical experiments, selling family heirlooms, etc.). The wilder the better. If any of you might be interested in sharing their stories on this topic with him, reach out to Jeremy.
Second, this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance has nearly 100 articles including my post Using points or miles vs. paying cash. My favorite article of the carnival is Steadfast Finances’ 20 Reasons Why I Love the Recession. It’s a good read, and an excellent reminder for all of us that there’s always a silver lining. Just make sure your eyes are open wide enough to see it.
While I was technically on vacation last week, I appeared on NBC Boston sharing some saving strategies. Ah, the miracle of the several-week tape delay. I feel like the Michigan field hockey team . . . joined already in progress.
Last, I’m about to head out the door to judge the New Hampshire semi-finals and finals of LifeSmarts, a unique consumer knowledge competition designed for teenagers in grades 9 – 12. The school that wins today will represent the state of New Hampshire in the national finals held in St. Louis next month. Locally, New Hampshire Jump$tart is the coordinator for the event, a high-quality non-profit organization helping with financial literacy. What a cause! I’ll share some any interesting highlights soon.