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Man accidentally cooks cash in oven

In retrospect, storing $15,000 in cash inside his kitchen oven probably wasn’t the best of ideas. The unidentified man from Sydney received the bundle…

11 Commercials for Defunct ’90s Food and Drinks

Back in the 90s, you could buy any of these things. You could get them all at the same time if you wanted. Now you can’t get any of these products, unless you want to shell out too much cash for a 15-year-old bottle of Orbitz on eBay. 1. Astropop 2. Butterfinger BBs 3. Lifesavers Holes 4. Carefree Sugarless [...]

What Happens to Leftover Campaign Funds When a Candidate Drops Out?

Image credit: REUTERS/ADAM HUNGER/LANDOV After a disappointing performance in the Iowa Caucus, Rick Perry is reassessing his campaign. Some members of her own party are urging Michele Bachmann to call it quits. If they do drop out and they’re not out of cash, what happens to that money? One thing’s for sure — disappointed candidates can’t console [...]

Help a Local Business by Organizing a Cash Mob

We’ve all heard of flash mobs, but what on earth is a cash mob? As it turns out, it’s like a flash mob, only it involves a shopping spree designed to help boost a local business. Just like Fight Club, there are some rules about organizing a cash mob, although the Cash Mobs website insists that [...]

Woman Charged with Stealing $800 Cash Register. There Was Only a Quarter Inside.

A woman in Gainesville, Florida was arrested for participating in the burglary of a bagel shop. She and another person are accused of breaking in and stealing a cash register. Only twenty-five cents was inside: In Phillips’ version of events, Harrington broke the front door window to get inside the business and then hauled the silver [...]

Banks with Too Much Cash Charge for Deposits

It seems an odd problem to have, this “too much cash” thing. I don’t know that most of us can relate. But it seems that in times of economic insecurity, those who used to invest in stocks are simply holding their money in banks, and now bankers are inundated with money. So what’s the solution? [...]

How to Beat the Lottery with Statistical Certainty

Someone very smart once told me that the lottery is like a tax for the mathematically stupid, but apparently you can make playing lottery a profitable venture … if you’re good at math (kids, this is why you should stay in school). Here’s the story of how a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery game Cash WinFall [...]

Man returns bag of cash – gets fined

A man who found and returned a bag containing £10,000 was fined for lying about where he found it. The 54-year-old discovered the bag next to a cash m…

Google Wants to Be Your Wallet

The day when we no longer use cash or credit cards is quickly approaching. Soon you may be using your smart phone to pay for items at stores and restaurants. For now, though, the “tap-to-pay” system is taking baby steps. Google Wallet will only be available as a trial in New York and San Francisco, and [...]

Student Paid Tuition with $1 Bills

Fed up with the ever-increasing cost of higher education, University of Colorado student Nic Ramos decided to pay his $14,000 tuition in cash. Specifically, with $1 bills: You don’t often get to go to banks and walk out with a suitcase full of cash … Nic Ramos said staff were ”not too pleased” at having to [...]