Honegar And 29 Other Dumb Inventions From The Mid-1900s

Honegar And 29 Other Dumb Inventions From The Mid-1900s

LIFE magazine has published a list of 30 dumb inventions from the middle of the 20th century. There are some profoundly stupid ideas on display here (baby cage, anyone?).

FDA: Hey America, Stop Overdosing On Painkillers!

FDA: Hey America, Stop Overdosing On Painkillers!

Look, we know this recession is tough and all, but you’ve gotta lay off the NyQuil and Theraflu or the FDA will stuff them behind a counter, ok? Seriously, an advisory panel is meeting today, and already voted to reduce the maximum daily dose of Tylenol and other painkillers. They might even slap scary “black box” warnings on all over-the-counter painkillers to dissuade you acetaminophen addicts from overdosing.

Knoll 'Authorized Dealer' Tries To Charge 300% Restocking Fee

Knoll 'Authorized Dealer' Tries To Charge 300% Restocking Fee

Ethan emailed us to ask if we’d ever heard of a company charging a 300% restocking fee, and guess what, we hadn’t. Who does that? The authorized dealer Ethan is working with ordered the wrong parts for his Knoll Life chair, and now he’s trying to sidle his way out of treating Ethan fairly. We called Knoll and found out their real return policy, and it’s nothing like what the dealer is telling Ethan.

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Getting Back On Your Feet When You Have Lots Of Bad Student Loan Debt

Getting Back On Your Feet When You Have Lots Of Bad Student Loan Debt

Reader Jennifer sent the following letter to a few lawyers looking for some help with SallieMae. They told her that there was nothing she could do and to negotiate with the lender and to start making payments:

What You Can Learn About Personal Finance From The Life Board Game

What You Can Learn About Personal Finance From The Life Board Game

Want to teach your kids about personal finance? Then pull out the classic board game “Life.” Personal finance blogger Life teaches several practical money lessons including:

Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children In Racking Up Credit Card Debt

Hasbro And Visa Pervert LIFE Board Game To Train Children In Racking Up Credit Card Debt

As if credit card-related debt wasn’t a big enough problem in the U.S., Hasbro and Visa want to fuel the fire. Hasbro is launching a new edition of The Game of Life called Twists and Turns that will replace play money with a Visa-branded card. Matt Collins, Hasbro’s vice president of marketing, said of the switch, “When we started to design a completely new edition of the popular game, we knew it was also time to reflect the way people choose to pay and be paid – and replacing cash with Visa was an obvious choice.”

HOW TO: Move To New York City Sane And Not Broke

HOW TO: Move To New York City Sane And Not Broke

How do you move to New York City and stay sane and not be broke? [More]