A 19-Year-Old Who Survived Cancer Just Won the Lottery
According to the Baltimore Sun 19-year-old Nick Ruth of Towson, Maryland was diagnosed with leukemia eight years ago, and beat it four years ago.  His cancer has been in remission ever since.  And now . . . he's also WON THE LOTTERY.
How Many School Fundraisers Have You Participated In? [POLL]
I think fundraisers can be very important and I love to participate, if at all possible, but fundraisers can get out of hand really quick. Before you know it you could have a closet full of candles, cups, popcorn, cookies, cookie dough etc. You almost have to be picky about which fundraisers to…
Do You Spend $875 a Year on Your Dog? [POLL]
The ASPCA and Yahoo calculated how much it costs to own a pet . . . and it's a LOT.  Here's how much it costs for different types of animals: 
For a SMALL DOG, you'll have to pay $1,314 the first year you own it . . . and $580 per year afterward.
Seven Big-Ticket Items You Can Get Good Deals on This Month
If you've got a little extra money this month, we've got a list of some things you might want to spend it on.  Here are seven big-ticket items you can get good deals on in September.
1.)  Mattresses.  Right now is when mattress stores start trying to get rid of old inventory.…
What Do You Hate Spend Money On? [POLL]
In a new poll about the things we hate spending money on, the number one answer was . . . our SIGNIFICANT OTHERS.  Apparently, people hate buying things for their spouses or boyfriends and girlfriends more than anything else.  Wedding costs came in second ...
Do You Want to Blow $16,000 on Toys? Just Have a Kid.
Remember when we were kids, how we used to be entertained by just an empty tin can, or a stick and a piece of string?  Waitaminute... That was my dad.  Now I simply lie to my kids about being entertained by those things so they'll stop begging me for video games.
You Can Actually Deposit One of Those Giant Checks?
I always assumed that when I won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes, or maybe a celebrity golf tournament, and got my GIANT CHECK, I'd have to sit around and wait for the real, regular-sized check before I got the money.
Are You Overpaying For Groceries?
According to a new study in the "Journal of Marketing" in PR Newswire, about three-quarters of us probably overpay for groceries . . . because we can't solve the following math problem:
Would you rather buy something where you get 50% MORE for the regular price . . . or buy the…
Worried About Money?
You worry about money, I worry about money.  And if you believe The Notorious B.I.G. in "Mo Money, Mo Problems", then people a lot richer than us worry about money too.
Here Are the Five Most Awkward Financial Moments
A survey from PR Newswire by asked people what they thought was the most awkward money-related moment.      
Surprisingly, only 17% of people said that splitting the dinner check among a large group of people was awkward.  Here are the five thin…

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