All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Money’

Powerball Winner of $213 Million Jackpot Speaks

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: “I would tell him once a week he’s wasting his money,” Erlinda Mitchell stated at their press-conference on Wednesday. “I’m …

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Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email

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 all U.S. debit card holders. Square Cash offers free (yeah, free) money transfers via email with no account signup – …

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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 public is anxiously waiting for the release of the newly upgraded $100 bill. The new $100 bills were originally intended …

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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 process, whether it is loans, grants, or money growing from financial aid trees. (Just Kidding) Be aware there is a …

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Gold Recovery? What Does This Mean For Business?

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 the precious metal that we once used to pay for everything may have good times ahead. The Federal Reserve also …

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Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine

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 financial advisers. Even though the election is three years out, in a world with a 24-hour news cycle and campaigns …

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Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

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. The move came in response to criticisms that women were being ignored and excluded from appearing on England’s currency. And …

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$92 Quadrillion Error Makes PayPal User Richest Man In The World

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 make the richest man in the world (a telecom tycoon from Mexico, as it happens) look like a pauper, and …

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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 a twist that Joe Pesci would have loved to witness, they soon realized they had been given the wrong order …

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Facebook and Its IPO Made San Mateo County the Highest-Paid County in America

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 Menlo Park campus) was $3,240 in Q4 of 2012. That’s over a thousand dollars a month more than the second-place …

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$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 weeks of putting it off, the winner has apparently made their claim. The winner’s identity has yet to be released, …

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Cashier Sells Self $1M Ticket, Sought NASCAR for Inspiration

When playing the Powerball, I guess there’s nothing like a little home-field advantage. A cashier at the Heartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, Missouri is a Powerball winner after she sold herself a winning ticket Saturday morning. As you probably know, the Saturday drawing made someone $600 million richer – but they’ve yet to come forward to claim their prize. Mary-Jane …

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