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Diamond Bonus Bling: Woman Gets More Than Just Jeans at Goodwill

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

The old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But after Deb Thompson’s Monday trip to a Coon Rapids, Minn., Goodwill store, she’s proving that’s not always the case. Thompson, 53, went to the store to pick up a pair of $3.99 jean capris her daughter suggested she might like because of all [...]

Kobe Bryant just dropped $329,000 on a brand new Ferrari

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

According to the intrepid reporters at TMZ, Kobe Bryant is now the proud owner of a Ferrari 458 Italia, a fancy-and-fast-as-hell “supercar” that officially makes him the coolest guy in school. (Or, at least, the coolest guy on the Los Angeles Lakers bench.) “We’re told the Black Mamba paid $329,000 yesterday for the car … which he paid [...]

9 Warning Signs You’re About to Get Audited

Mar 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

The IRS is on the prowl–possibly for you. Thanks to improved detection systems and computerized checks, the IRS can more easily identify red flags that trigger audits, says Joseph Perry, a partner at Marcum LLP, a public accounting firm. “They definitely contact taxpayers more frequently,” he adds. Contact typically starts with a letter requesting more information and [...]

Taylor Swift is Billboard’s top money maker in ’11

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Taylor Swift is No. 1 again: The singer is the top act on Billboard’s “Money Makers” list. Swift earned more than $35 million in 2011, according to the Billboard list released Friday. U2 was second with $32 million. Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne rounded out the top 5. Artists’ rankings were based on U.S. income [...]

Lottery winner on food stamps even after $1 million jackpot

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

People love stories about someone winning the lottery and then giving the money away. They’re less likely to feel fondly about Amanda Clayton, who won $1 million in the Michigan State Lottery but is still collecting food stamps. “I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t, I thought maybe it was [...]

How to Avoid an IRS Audit

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Tax season is upon us, with most Americans putting together the materials they need to file their returns, gathering receipts, and searching for other tax deductions to maximize the amount they get back from the federal government. But some people go too far in searching for tax advantages. Perhaps they take a deduction that they aren’t eligible for, [...]

Zooey Deschanel Saves Her Pennies

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Hollywood stars are known for their spendthrift ways. Tinseltown is littered with celebrities who spent first and saved later (or not at all). Occasionally, though, somebody bucks the trend — somebody like Zooey Deschanel.   The actress/singer recently split from her husband, Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard. Deschanel’s lawyer filed her financial information with the courts. And we have [...]

German court grants injunction against Apple for infringement of Motorola patents

Nov 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Motorola just confirmed that earlier today, the Mannheim District Court in Germany granted an injunction against Apple for patent infringement. In addition to the confirmation, Motorola also issued the following, rather unrevealing statement: [Read More...]