​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

Rich People Flee from the Poors to Raise Their Families

Apparently rich people only like living in economically diverse areas just for kicks — that is, until they start having kids. A recent analysis of census data indicates that the wealthy are twice as likely to relocate to more affluent neighborhoods than they were in the 70s, largely owing to their budding silver… » 10/18/13 7:15pm 10/18/13 7:15pm

Bank Forecloses on Dina Lohan's Home… Again

Dina Lohan isn't having a great September. It turns out that just before she was popped for a DUI last week, her mortgage lender had started foreclosure proceedings on her $1.3 million Long Island home, citing that she "has failed to comply with the conditions of the mortgage…by failing to pay portions of principal,… » 9/20/13 2:00pm 9/20/13 2:00pm

Parents Now Expected to Need Loans For Kids' Preschool

Great idea alert! New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn would like to make education affordable to all, and thus wants to give upper middle class Manhattan parents the right to take out subsidized loans in order to pay for their children's pre-kindergarten & oh my god what even is this dumb country we live… » 8/05/13 8:30pm 8/05/13 8:30pm