Raffi Stepanian struck gold by ‘mining’ the sidewalks in Manhattan’s Diamond District for the tiny bits of gold, platinum and rare gems that fall from the clothes of workers when they leave their shops. His discovery nets him around $300 a day.
You're probably trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone, but there are several items you shouldn't buy right now because the cost will be even cheaper in the next few months. I was really surprised to see televisions and cameras on the list of things not to buy because it seemed like there were a ton of deals on Cyber Monday. Yahoo suggests you should wait until February to buy these two items because new models will be out and retailers will want to get rid of the older stuff.
An Illinois man accidentally gave away his life savings when he made a clothing donation to his local Goodwill store. The 80-year-old man, who lived through the Great Depression, didn't trust banks, so he had sewn the $13,000 nest-egg into the lining of a coat.
If you didn't feel like fighting the crowds on Black Friday, you can still get some good deals tomorrow for Cyber Monday without having to leave your home. Yahoo reports that some companies will have their deals starting tonight at 6pm including Toys ''R'' Us. Expect to find savings from 30% to 60% on everything you can imagine.
Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.
While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.
Economy watchers are oohing and aahing over Michigan’s recovery, saying the Great Lakes State is coming out of the recession at the second-fastest rate in the US. The one state outpacing Michigan is North Dakota, where the economy is being fueled by an oil boom.
I don't think these people are dumpster-diving because they can't afford to buy food. I think they're doing it so they can save a little on their grocery bill. I'm not so sure I could do it just to save money or to be a 'Hipster'. But, if it came down to eating or starving to death then all bets are off, I would climb right over you to get at it.
Hit the jump to read more about this new trend in Brooklyn, New York.
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