You Think Your Taxes Are Bad? NASCAR Drivers Have To File In 20 States

Today, April 15th, is Tax Day. And you think this is a problem for you, because you are ever-so-slightly disorganized. But today should be the one day you thank the Lord On High that you are not also a NASCAR driver, because doing a NASCAR driver’s taxes is a pit of the deepest, darkest, hottest hellfire. UPDATE » 4/15/15 4:26pm 4/15/15 4:26pm

The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Been A Financial Disaster For Charlotte

NASCAR's Hall of Fame was supposed to be a great temple to the sport, filled with throngs of devoted fans during each hour it was open. Except the fans never showed up, and the great temple has been hemorrhaging cash. Which really wouldn't be a big deal, except now the City of Charlotte, North Carolina is paying for… » 2/11/15 4:49pm 2/11/15 4:49pm

Raising A Kid Costs Almost Exactly As Much As A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The latest article I came across on #millenials at Refinery 29 had a curious statistic: it now costs over $245,000 to raise a middle-class kid to the age of 18. That's an interesting number because it only costs $243,273 (before tax) to buy a new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. » 1/28/15 8:35pm 1/28/15 8:35pm

Chaos ensues as armored truck spills $4.5 million on a street

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about 4.5 million US dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. » 12/25/14 5:37pm 12/25/14 5:37pm

The Best Time and Time of Day to Book Airline Tickets

If you're looking for a deal on airfare, common wisdom is to book early and be flexible with your dates. While flexibility is good, the advance part may cost you money. Peter Greenberg, CBS News' travel editor, shared some of his tips to save money and avoid costly mistakes when booking airfare. » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm

States Saving The Most Money On Gas

Oil prices are falling sharply and lower oil prices leads to lower gas prices. Before you buy that SUV you always wanted, you might want to find out how much you can really save. We already told you about states with the highest gas tax, but now we figured out what states are benefiting the most from the recent… » 11/10/14 2:44pm 11/10/14 2:44pm

Horrible Economy-Ruining Loans Are Being Handed Out On Used Cars Now

Remember that time that loans were being handed out like hotcakes to subprime borrowers, thus triggering one of the worst financial crises in human history, back in 2008? No? Neither do I! That's why it's great news to hear that loans are being handed out to subprime borrowers, again. » 7/21/14 1:09pm 7/21/14 1:09pm

Will a No-Haggle Car Dealership Really Get Me a Better Deal?

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm going car shopping soon, and while I love the idea of a new car, I'm not thrilled about having to deal with the buying process. I thought about going to a no-haggle dealer, but will they really give me better prices, or is it just "you'll pay what we want and like it?" Should I suck it up and… » 6/16/14 1:10pm 6/16/14 1:10pm

Woman Runs Kids Over With SUV, Sues Victims for $1.35 Millon in Damages

Sharlene Simon, An Ontario woman who struck three teenagers with her SUV while speeding, killing one, is suing the dead teen, his parents, his deceased brother, the families of the other teenagers and the county for $1.35 million, citing that she has suffered from depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic… » 4/26/14 3:23pm 4/26/14 3:23pm

Avoid Typing Your PIN at the Pump to Reduce Your Chances of Fraud

We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen. » 12/26/13 10:07am 12/26/13 10:07am

Money Saving Phone Calls: How to Optimize Your Car Insurance Rate

How many times have you logged into one of your credit card or bank accounts and seen a bogus charge or late fee appear out of nowhere? You wanted to call the company right away and have them refund your money, but you had no idea what to say to get the fee waived. So you just let it slide. Time after time. » 12/05/13 9:21am 12/05/13 9:21am