(Mike Matney)

TSA Pocketed $675K Last Year Thanks To Your Loose Change

All those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters we leave behind while dashing through airport security certainly add up. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration pocketed almost $675,000 last year because we were in too big a rush to pick up our loose change. [More]

(CBS Los Angeles)

Insurance Company Pays Man $21,000 With Buckets Of Loose Change

Money is money — but it’s a whole lot easier to receive a bunch of it with a check or even cash, than entirely in loose change. That’s how one California man said an insurance company paid him $21,000 in a legal settlement, dropping off more than 16 five-gallon buckets filled with coins. [More]

House Tells TSA To Fork Over $531,395.22 In Passengers’ Unclaimed Change

House Tells TSA To Fork Over $531,395.22 In Passengers’ Unclaimed Change

Unlike when you flip over the couch cushions and dig into the seats of your car looking for change, it’s not a finders keepers situation with the leftover nickels and dimes the Transportation Security Administration found in 2012. Those loose coins left behind by passengers totaled $531,395.22 in fiscal year 2012 and the House just voted on what to do with it. [More]

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Woman Who Lost Her $280K Home Over $6.30 In Unpaid Interest Could Get It Back

File this one under “H” in the How Can This Possibly Have Happened files: For about the same price you’d pay for a value meal at a fast food joint, a Pennsylvania widow lost her house. This, because she failed to pay $6.30 in interest on that $280,000 home. She’s getting another chance to argue that she should keep her home, however. [More]