Man Finds $98,000 in Craigslist Desk

Posted on 11/12/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsIt’s always a pleasant surprise when you dig an old jacket out of the closet and find a dollar in the pocket. Multiply that feeling by, oh, about 98,000, and you might begin to imagine how Noah Muroff, a rabbi in New Haven, Conn., felt the other day. After buying a used desk for about $200 on Craigslist, Muroff, who works at a local religious school, found that it wouldn’t fit through the door to his office. So he and …

The New Benjamin

Posted on 10/8/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsBy Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The new $100 bill, with an array of high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, will get its coming out party on Tuesday, partial government shutdown or not. The Federal Reserve, which has not been affected by the shutdown, will have armored trucks rolling from its regional banks around the country headed to banks, savings and loans and other financial institutions with the new C-notes. The bills took more than a decade to develop and the …

Secrets of Outsmarting the ATM

Posted on 04/28/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsI still remember how proud I was to open my first checking account. Even better: getting my work permit when I turned 16, and then going to the grocery store and saying, “I’d like to cash a check.” Pre-ATM days required some planning. Omnipresent ATMs make it easy to grab $20, but it’s the classic case of both blessing and curse. Personal finance writer Donna Freedman clearly believes that curse is more accurate — and for more reasons than you’d …

News To Know: Paper Or Plastic

Posted on 10/23/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsAs the economy ails, consumers are increasingly relying on cash rather than credit.