Monday Memo: This Week on the Saving Channel
As part of this change, we're launching a new feature: the Monday Memo. A preview of a few of our major stories for the week, the memo will give you an idea of what to expect and a way for you to tell us what you want. It will also contain a weekly question, in which we ask you for your opinion on a major spending issue.
This week's question is: What are your summer secrets? We'd love to hear your best tips for saving on vacations or summer amusement. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below; or you can send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or a tweet at @bruce1971.
Monday: Looking for fun, cheap and delicious alternatives for sugary juices and sodas? Today, we taste-test the offerings from your local Asian market, where you can find a selection of soft drinks that will broaden your horizons without hurting your wallet.
Tuesday: It's student loan season, and we're here to help you figure out the complexities of college finance. This week, we're looking at the difference between private and federal loans.
Thursday: When it comes to college, the difference between what you want to do and what you need to do can cost you a lot of money. We're going to look at the compromises you need to make to get the education you need to have.
Friday: Who saves and who pays? We'll look at the uneven face of sequestration to see how Washington's budget battles are affecting you.
Those are a few of the money-saving topics we're going to explore this week. If you have any questions or suggestions, ideas or requests, drop me a line!
Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings editor. You can reach him by e-mail at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.