What I’m Reading: Dinosaur Insurance, Too Many Dating Apps, and More
• After my pals and I watched Jurassic World this weekend, we wondered what kind of insurance would cover all that death and destruction. Vulture has a possible answer.
• The Times’ money reporter Ron Lieber reconsiders Lee Siegel’s op-ed on purposely defaulting on student loans and reminds us that the U.S. government can garnish your wages and social security checks, and that parents who co-sign on student loans can also be affected:
This is the situation that Dirk Wierenga finds himself in. The family believed a series of shiny, happy job placement promises that his son’s college made. His son eventually defaulted on his loans, and now the lender is confiscating his father’s state tax refunds while flinging mud at his dad for good measure. “I’m basically a third-world nation when it comes to my credit score,” Mr. Wierenga said. “They put so much weight on these defaults, and they just plain trash you.”
• Zoosk. Hinge. The League. GlutenFree Singles. The Wall Street Journal writes that dating sites and apps are more popular than ever—and the market might be too crowded.
• “More than 50% of millennials say they would take a pay cut to find work that matches their values, while 90% want to use their skills for good.” Fast Company looks at what millennial employees really want. When I was a twenty-something figuring out my career, I wish I had the luxury of taking a pay cut for jobs that matched my values. Gotta pay those bills somehow!
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