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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If Governor Rick Snyder gets his way, it will cost you $120 more each year to register your vehicle in Michigan. Snyder is also suggesting local governments can charge up to an additional $40 per year, which would be used locally.
Is it worth it? Sound off in the comments section. Certainly Michigan's roads need attention, but are you in favor of paying $120 more per year for each of your vehicles?
Ever dreamed about quitting your job and buying a beachfront home in Hawaii or Florida or Fiji? Or all of the above? Tomorrow night's (Wednesday) Powerball jackpot is at 173 million dollars. If you take a one-time payout, that still comes to 105 million bucks before taxes. After taxes, you'll be left with slightly more than half of that. Guess you might have to keep working! Ha!
More than 55 million Social Security recipients are going to get a raise. In 2012 they will get a 3.6% increase in their benefits because of inflation. It is the first increase in benefits since 2009. The cost-of-living increase will affect about one in five U.S. residents.
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