• (nodebb)

    The first one does at least advise saving less than your "left over" money. Imagine if it said "you have 1260 left over each month, you can save 1390 a month".

    Addendum 2020-07-10 06:38: Er, sorry, "the frist one"...

  • huppenzuppen (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    But one is per month, and the other per quarter.

  • doubtingposter (unregistered)

    1390 left over each month yet you can save only 1260 per 3 months? Maybe they have a really small safety margin?

  • Hans (unregistered)

    Char 65533 is the "replacement character" � - did they fail to replace it with the actual emoji?

  • Brian Boorman (google)

    Yeah Angela - when are you going to spend some money on a wedding so you can give your mom those grandkids she wants?

  • (nodebb) in reply to doubtingposter

    Oops. Bah. Missed that. But yeah, that's a big safety margin.

  • nabru (unregistered)

    Most news are not worth a single weather.

  • Giussepe (unregistered)

    Yes, the banks want you to spend more. In the current financial climate having money is costing them money. In Europe many banks are charging interest on you savings account if it is above something like 100000 EUR.

  • Clyde (unregistered)

    The Real WTF is using Excel to do web scraping.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    That map bothers me. First of all, what is the "R" in Texas? It's not Sul Ross, they don't use that fancy Olde English crap. And UH has drifted pretty far away from Houston. OSU seems to have also fallen victim to the same southward continental drift.

    Oh, and can anyone tell me what the Covid-19 situation is in the NaN region?

  • MM (unregistered) in reply to I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯

    That R is supposed to be Rice, which, with UH, should be in Houston instead of Laredo or wherever that is.
    I'm also chuckling at the logo for the "AT&T Red River Showdown" Texas-OU game floating in the Gulf of Mexico. Where did they crib this map from?

  • Neveranull (unregistered)

    The real WTF is having a website knowing how much money you make, how much you spend and what you spend it on, and then recommending you spend the excess on things their advertisers are paying them to promote.

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    @Neveranull: Yup. But wait, there's more!

    The person sending us the Mint clip is named Angela. And Mint is showing her suggestions of weddings, travel, and "my own place to live". Gendered much there, Mint? This is 2020 you know, not 1965.

    I wonder what ads Mint would show a demographically similar male?

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    Following up on the worst colleges, the only relevant article at that listicle site that Google could find is https://www.finance101.com/30-universities-with-worst-roi/ . So no guarantee that's where the twitter item points, but it's a decent bet.

    The article has zero overlap between the oddball small colleges the say are bad and the map that's mostly the name recognition schools nationwide.

    Besides, it's kind of hard to claim the Air Force Academy is a bad deal when the high quality education is 100% free, they pay you to attend, and it comes with a guaranteed multi-year job afterwards.

  • 516052 (unregistered) in reply to WTFGuy

    It is however most assuredly evil as that job entails becoming a stormtrooper in the imperial army of america spreading death, suffering and the american way to innocents around the world through long range high altitude murder of their babies.

  • (nodebb) in reply to WTFGuy

    Yep - that's the right article. Found the twitter link here: https://twitter.com/Finance101_mag/status/1268064343461105665

  • markm (unregistered)

    @I dunno LOL: And OU is way out of place, far to the north and west, where there's really nothing but cows and oil wells, IIRC. OU is actually in a southern suburb of Oklahoma city, a little to the north of where they show OSU. I'm a 1983 graduate of OSU. It's in Stillwater, an hour+ north of OK City. (Or much longer, depending on how badly the never-ending construction on the interstate going north from OK City fouled the traffic. I don't know how much this explained the failures of the construction schedule, but this was the era when the feds arrested most of the road commissioners in the state for corruption - and Doonesbury was on the story while the lousy Stillwater newspaper resolutely ignored the federal agents making arrests across the street.)

    Colorado is also messed up, with the AF Academy much to the northeast of it's real location in Colorado Springs. But it might have been necessary to move one of those symbols for lack of room along the eastern edge of the Rockies, since AFAIK everything important in Colorado is along that line.

    @WTFGuy: I'm glad to hear that OSU hasn't become one of the worst colleges in terms of job prospects for the money. I can't comment on that in my case, since the Air Force sent me there for a BSEE and paid for everything, but the engineering program was solid and the tuition did not seem to be out of line.

    The AF Academy and the other service colleges are indeed quite good deals - except for the graduates that paid for their degree in blood. An ambitious AF officer will aim to be a fighter pilot, because the combat pilots get more promotions, but those are one of the most dangerous jobs in the peacetime services, and only get worse in a war...

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    @markm Agreed on two counts. All the map displacements in the middle-sized states are simply force-fitting however many logos into whichever oddly shaped state. Which fails in the northeast, but who cares about the distinctions between all those baby states? Close enough good enough.

    I too was USAF although not USAFA. The USAFA grads I knew had a saying: "The Academy is a half-million dollar education stuffed up your ass one nickel at a time." I knew a lot of those guys. It left lasting scars.

    I also attended pilot training in Enid, such that weekend visits to Stillwater for a hefty dose of college wimmin was part of the program. Nice to know the school actually had/has some academic chops; that sure wasn't why we were there. ;)

    @516052: Thank you for your nuanced input.

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