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 dandy … » 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 in… » 8/05/13 8:30pm 8/05/13 8:30pm

It Takes $5 Million to Actually Feel Like a Rich Person

A new "investor sentiment report" found that rich people don't actually feel like they're rich until they've amassed at least $5 million—in fact, they specifically feel "poor." Their words, not mine. Which is weird, because I sometimes feel like I'm rich when I take a cab, or if I'm home alone with leftover pie, and the… » 7/23/13 7:45pm 7/23/13 7:45pm