A 60-year-old Milford, MA, man recently paid off his mortgage with loose change and lots of it. In fact, he used more than 62,000 pennies with a total weight of approximately 427 pounds. Call it one of the most decisive victories for the 99% ever.
A study from the Marist Institute for Public Opinion has found that income is a key factor in determining quality of life and happiness.
So, no, happiness isn't free. But it might not cost as much as you think.
Winning last week's record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions lottery might seem like a dream come true, but it's created a huge mess for Maryland woman Mirlande Wilson. The 37-year-old McDonald's employee claims she bought a winning ticket independently, but fifteen of her co-workers say it was purchased as part of an employee pool and they want their share of the winnings.
Note to self: if you must counterfeit money, at least dummy-up bills that actually exist.
That's a memo 53-year-old Michael Anthony Fuller from Lexington, North Carolina apparently missed. Back in November, he walked into a local Walmart, picked up $476 in merchandise, and tried to pay for it with a fake million-dollar bill.
While our loose change typically languishes in a jar, this man uses coins in an extremely unique way. With the combined skill of countless bank tellers, Tai Star of Tuscon, AZ set a new record by stacking 3,118 coins on one dime, according to RecordSetter.com.
Ready for something scarier than your checking account balance? Folks who tried to make a withdrawal from this ATM machine got more than they bargained for in the form of a snake who lived in the device. As if the hidden charges most banks try to pull aren't bad enough. Now we have to dodge snakes at the ATM? Back to hiding our cash under the mattress for us.
Actually, "Snakes in the ATM"
In terms of US dollars, Sushil Kumar has just become the first real-life 'Slumdog Millionaire.'
On Tuesday, Kumar won 50 million rupes -- or just over $1 million -- by answering every question right on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire.' It was the largest cash award in Indian game show history.