Breaking Up Is More Expensive Than You Think

You know the story: You move in with someone, start combining your lives. You're not married, but you share expenses, purchase furniture/art, even get pets or have children. You think if it doesn't work out, you can just walk away without the stigma or cost of divorce. Only it is a lot like divorce, and can still be… » 7/27/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

​Someone in San Francisco Hid Hundreds of Dollars for People to Find

This weekend, an anonymous and rather wealthy real estate magnate engaged the San Francisco Bay Area in a scavenger hunt of sorts for cold hard cash. Using the Twitter handle Hidden Cash, the user posted clues indicating several locations (in public places) where they hid envelopes with a hundred dollars each. … » 5/26/14 3:00pm 5/26/14 3:00pm

'Til Debt Do Us Part

The other day, a friend told me that she and her husband had separated. I wasn't surprised; they've been pretty unhappily/indifferently married for more than a decade, but was sad for her nonetheless. When I asked what finally prompted the split, she listed off numerous small things (as it usually is, I find with… » 4/28/14 11:05pm 4/28/14 11:05pm

Woman Runs Kids Over With SUV, Sues Victims for $1.35 Millon in Damages

Sharlene Simon, An Ontario woman who struck three teenagers with her SUV while speeding, killing one, is suing the dead teen, his parents, his deceased brother, the families of the other teenagers and the county for $1.35 million, citing that she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic… » 4/26/14 2:40pm 4/26/14 2:40pm

Ladies Are Good at Money, When We're Not Terrified of It

Let’s face it: Even though women live longer than men and will logically need more money in the long run, we aren’t so into financial planning. It's our fear of being a bag lady that keeps (most of) our savings accounts flush, but we’re don't always invest our yams elsewhere. However, the tide may be turning. » 3/31/14 12:00pm 3/31/14 12:00pm

Bronx Woman Wins Millions By Playing Fortune Cookie Numbers

If you've ever thought that the numbers on the back of fortune cookie messages—22,13,44,57...in bed—were useless, think again and get your take-out menus ready; a 75-year-old woman who played her fortune cookie's lucky numbers just won two million dollars. (Which means she can now rent a studio in Manhattan.) (Or San… » 3/08/14 7:15pm 3/08/14 7:15pm

Your Tight-Ass Skinny Jeans Almost Ruined U.S. Dollars

For over a hundred years, U.S. dollars have been printed on a unique cotton blend paper made using scraps of denim sold in bulk by the garment industry. In fact, about 30 percent of the cotton used in our money$ came from leftover denim (the rest coming from a variety of other textile wastes). It was all fine and… » 12/16/13 9:31pm 12/16/13 9:31pm