$40 million in capital funding means money for these 8 Birmingham projects, including new stairs for the downtown library

Birmingham, Alabama, Bards & Brews
SamU’Elle Blackspeare speaks at Bards & Brews, at the Birmingham Public Library. Photo via Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham City Council recently approved $40 million in general obligation warrants and refinanced bonds, and that means there’s capital funding for several projects throughout the city, like new stairs for the central library downtown. More projects are getting a cut of the money, too.

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No, really: Birmingham-Southern announces a massive tuition reduction

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Have you ever seen a more professional looking photoshop? Totally not – via James Ozment, bsc.edu, and msn.com

College tuition makes people angry.  Take a look at a graph of tuition prices over time, and it’s easy to see why!  Birmingham-Southern College takes a stand against tuition inflation, announcing a drastic published price reduction today.

Full disclosure, I study at BSC right now, it’s how I got this heads-up!

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Can You Make Money with Airbnb in Birmingham?

Perhaps you’ve heard of Airbnb.  Maybe it’s been positive, maybe it’s been controversial, and maybe you’ve used it yourself, but the odds are pretty high that you haven’t used it in Birmingham, AL.

Airbnb is available all over the world, but centers on places people visit.  Who knew!  Source: secretagent.com.au

The idea of renting a place to stay from someplace cheaper than a hotel (and probably more likely to let you use a kitchen) is attractive, and home sharing has been around probably since there were homes: the Greeks felt a duty to let travelers stay in their homes for the night, and some of us are familiar with the time-honored tradition of couch-surfing.  The internet, and especially Craigslist, made all that easier.  But today, home-sharing has gone commercial, interactive, and centralized, thanks to our new obsession with the “gig economy.”

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