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Student Loans- Being Smart About Your Credit
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If you are planning to go to college, a student loan may be inevitable. While many students are able to get scholarships or can afford to pay for college on their own, this is not the case for many. There …

Bill Gates Charity Criticized as “Worthless”
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Bill Gates is incredibly wealthy; in fact, he’s the most wealthy person in the world. The co-founder of Microsoft and a noted investor, Gates is also well-known for his philanthropy work, mainly through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which …

Vegas Cab Driver Finds and Returns $300K

On Monday, a Las Vegas cab driver discovered in his backseat an unimaginable surprise. What Gerardo Gamboa thought was a brown paper bag filled with chocolate was actually loaded with $300,000 cash. After commuting to the Bellagio resort, a doorman …

Minimum Wage Hike: Will There Be More Jobs or Less? Minimum Wage Hike: Will There Be More Jobs or Less?
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According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted by Langer Research Associates, two-thirds of the United States populace supports an increase in minimum wage. Many claim that basic livelihood necessities cannot be met with the current payment structure in …

Waitress Returns $1,000 To Wrong Person

Samantha Knight, a waitress at Laishley Crab House in Punta Gorda, Florida, was working her regular shift when she noticed something unusual in one of the chairs, at a nearby table. As she approached the chair, she realized that there …

Powerball Winner’s Identity a Mystery
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A winner of the recent Powerball drawing has yet to come forward to claim the prize. The Massachusetts Lottery says that the Appleton Market, located in the central Massachusetts town of Sterling, sold a ticket worth $34 million, and the …

China Bans Banks From Accepting Bitcoins China Bans Banks From Accepting Bitcoins
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For some time now, the digital currency known as “bitcoins” has been ballooning in value thanks to a lot of speculation and the promise that the money will be finite. Currency 101 dictates that the more of something there is, …

Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures

Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that you can use to pay for things at stores using your Google Wallet account. Google has now updated its Google Wallet app for Android, adding another big …

Reuters: Pentagon Bookkeepers Wasted $8.5 Trillion Reuters: Pentagon Bookkeepers Wasted $8.5 Trillion
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Earlier this summer, Reuters authors Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr conducted an investigation into the Pentagon’s payroll practices; in their report, the authors alleged that an unbelievable level of dysfunction is causing financial hardships for soldiers. Today, the news …

Man Finds $98K in $150 Craigslist Desk, Returns It
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In man, I guess people aren’t all bad news, a New Haven, Connecticut Rabbi has returned a woman’s entire inheritance after he found it in a bag inside a desk he purchased on Craigslist. Rabbi Noah Muroff and his wife …

Powerball Winner of $213 Million Jackpot Speaks
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Whenever discussions of playing the lottery come up, people are always quick to point out the odds of winning – 1 in 175,223,510 – a figure that Powerball winner Carlo Mitchell’s wife adamantly pointed out every time her husband played: …

Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email
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Back in May, mobile payments company Square teased Square Cash – free money transfers via email. At the time, it was an invitation-only service. “Forget the ATM,” said Square. Well, today’s the day – Square Cash is now live for …

New $100 Bill, Counterfeit-Proof? New $100 Bill, Counterfeit-Proof?

Are you ready to get your hands on the new $100 bill? If so, you’re not alone. The $100 bill is the second most common bill only behind the $1 bill. So, it should come as no surprise that the …

Financial Aid: Hindering the American Dream

As a student, after you get past the battle of getting into your favorite, or back-up, colleges, the next big step to work towards is paying for that said college. Everyone who is admitted to any college goes through this …

Gold Recovery? What Does This Mean For Business? Gold Recovery? What Does This Mean For Business?
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Gold has had a resurgence recently. This comes as good news for investors and people that follow the market closely. As of today, gold is on track for its biggest weekly gain in five weeks. Several analysts are saying that …

Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine
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An AP story out of Boston yesterday morning is getting some traction: apparently, some of the 2016 Republican potentials with their sights on the White House are trying to quietly take advantage of Mitt Romney’s political operatives, in particular his …

Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism
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Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. …

$92 Quadrillion Error Makes PayPal User Richest Man In The World
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You’ve probably heard the expression “richer than God,” usually reserved for people like Bill Gates or some obscenely wealthy oil executive or something. Well, for a brief, shining moment today a Pennsylvania PR executive had a PayPal balance that would …

Taco Bell Accidentally Gives Customers Bag of Money

A carload of friends in Holland, Michingan drove through Taco Bell on Saturday night and ordered chicken burritos, two soft-shell tacos with no cheese, and some drinks. They paid for their food, took their bags, and drove off. But, in …

Facebook and Its IPO Made San Mateo County the Highest-Paid County in America Facebook and Its IPO Made San Mateo County the Highest-Paid County in America
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According to figures just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Facebook’s May 2012 IPO made San Mateo county, California the most well-paid area in the country. The average weekly worker wage in San Mateo County, California (home to Facebook’s …

$590 Million Jackpot Finally Claimed in Florida [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The winner is Gloria C. Mackenzie, an 84-year-old woman. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Florida Lottery officials have confirmed that someone has finally come forward to claim that $590.5 million Powerball jackpot. They’re set to have a press conference this afternoon. After …