It certainly was an interesting week in the news.
First, you have a cruise ship lose all power and drift for a while in the Gulf of Mexico before two tug boats could slowly pull it back to safety. Passengers slept on the deck of the ship, had no working toilets, and food started to get low.
Then you have a meteor unexpectedly exploding in the air over Russia with the equivalent power of 20 Hiroshima-sized nuclear weapons.
Lastly, you have an aspiring electric car maker sparring with the New York Times’ reporting of its vehicle.
But a piece of news that you might have missed, but is likely more important to you personally: The National Foundation for Credit Counseling launched a Spanish version of its online tool called MyMoneyCheckUp. The tool aims to help consumers evaluate different areas of the personal financial lives such as planning for retirement, saving money, budgeting, and credit management.
You input some data about yourself and your habits, and the tool gives you a report of things you should keep doing as well as serious risks you are currently taking.