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5 things to know: 9-14-12

By Dan Miranda ·
Friday, September 14, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Looks like Ben "The Beard" Bernanke is at it again! But will his latest scheme to fix our economy get us some more jobs? This and more, today on

1. I'm sure you've been walking around all day hearing "the Fed did so-and-so" and reading Tweets saying "@BenBeardnanke Cool job with the easing, bro #QE3," and it seems like even that jerk neighbor kid knows what's up when he kicks over your sprinkler and yells "Bernank THIS!" and what does that even mean? This Fedinese-to-English translation will get you up to speed on yesterday's Fed meeting.

2.Here's a list of the best four-year college deals this year, but I think something is horribly wrong with this list: It's missing Florida State University! If you just get yourself over to the eighth slide and replace "University of Florida" with "Florida State University" and replace "Gainesville" with "Tallahassee," it should be accurate for the most part. Sorry about the confusion, dear reader.

3. Do you believe in life after work? I can feel something inside me say, "I really don't think you've saved enough (for retirement), no."

4. Why are more people going bankless these days? Because they feel like it, gosh!

5. You know what they say: out of college and into the stock market! People say this, right? We say it at Bankrate all the time, generally as a greeting or as an excuse.

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