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Armored Car Spills Cash On Interstate

Last week, Rod and I asked you what you would do if an ATM machine was spilling out cash. Most of you said you would let the bank know what was going on because of karma.

Over the weekend, an armored car spilled cash on an interstate in Maryland and most drivers got out to grab the cash. 

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Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million, What Would You Buy?

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is 290 million dollars.  That's a lot of moolah.  If you took a lump-sum payment  you'd see about 200 million of that, and then taxes would leave you with about half of what you started with.  Give or take a few million.

What would you buy if you came into a windfall like that?

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Is It Smarter to Rent or Buy a House? — Dollars and Sense

The collapse of the housing market has led to historically low interest rates on mortgages, leading many renters to wonder if now is a good time to purchase a home.

If you’re mulling it over, consider this: new research says that in most areas, buying is now cheaper than renting.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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What Would You Do If Cash Was Spilling Out Of An ATM? [Poll]

You're pulling up to ATM machine to get some money out, but you notice the ATM is throwing money all over the street. So what do you do? I would like to say I would let the bank know but Rod says he would start picking up the money. Take our poll and it's okay to be honest!

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401k, Flickr
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What Age Should Kids Be Financially Independent? [Poll]

Parents, at what age do you think kids should be finally independent? According to one study, the majority of parents think kids should be finally independent at the age of 22.

Unfortunately because of the economy more kids are moving back home, therefore becoming more financially dependent on mom and dad. What do you think? Take our poll after the jump.

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Amazon is getting back into the half-off business, and selling GCs for half off one day this week
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Amazon to Sell $10 Gift Cards for $5, One Day Only

Amazon is offering consumers an opportunity to buy $10 gift cards for $5, as a way of promoting its new AmazonLocal daily deals service.

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Stopnlook, Flickr
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More High School Grads Taking Jobs At Strip Clubs [POLL]

Because high school grads can't find work,  more kids are taking jobs at strip clubs. Strip clubs all over the U.S. have been offering jobs with good pay.

So parents, how would you feel if one of your kids worked at a strip club because they couldn't find work anywhere else?

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C.C. Chapman, Flickr.com
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Prepared To Retire? Survey Points Out Pitfalls

It's not a good combination.....people are living longer, jobs are harder to find, and Social Security is in financial trouble. It makes retirement planning that much more difficult.

Research bears out that most people feel that they are not, and might not, be ready for their retirement

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Woman Cut Off From Benefits
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Michigan Lottery Winner Cut From Food Assistance

Just a few days ago we talked about the woman from Lincoln Park who was still collecting welfare, even after winning $1 million in the lottery. Now she's actually been cut from food assistance after the Michigan Department of Human Services found out about it.

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Woman Collects Food Stamps After Winning Lottery
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Woman Collecting Welfare After Winning $1 Million In Lottery

A Michigan woman is under fire for collecting welfare, even after she won $1 million in the lottery. She says it's not a big deal because she doesn't work and says she's still struggling financially. She recently bought a home and new car in cash.

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A Livonia Michigan man is suing a movie theater because snacks are too expensive.
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Michigan Man Suing Movie Theater Over Snack Prices

A Livonia man is suing the AMC Theater chain because the price of snacks is too high.

Joshua Thompson paid $8 for a box of candy and a Coke, and has since filed a class-action lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.

I have news for you, Joshua, and yes, I'm using all caps because I am indeed yelling:

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Bank Of America Has ‘New’ Fees In Mind For Customers

Last year consumers fought back, and won, after Bank of America began instituting debit card fees. Never one to say quit when it comes to collecting more fee's, Bank of America is now trying out new charges that can be applied on checking accounts.

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