Posted by: Kate Ashford | January 22, 2010

Money Clips (1.22)

Money Clips: A collection of interesting news that may or may not be about money.


Now he can bark AND tweet.

Woman gets a great deal on a car—so Chrysler sues her. The car dealership says the price (which was $6,000 under Blue Book) was an “administrative error” and she should have known better.

Need a password? Don’t use “123456.” In an analysis of 32 million passwords stolen by a hacker, that one took first place in the What’s-the-Easiest-to-Guess-and-Yet-Most-Commonly-Used contest. The runner-up was—wait for it—“12345.”  Story in the NYTimes.

Drop the Nikon. The Chicago Transit Authority has prohibited “excessive photography” around the El train, calling it a safety threat. (Next on the list: Etch-a-sketches.)

Stop texting and walking. Ohio State University estimates that more than 1,000 pedestrians ended up in the ER after they had accidents while using their cell phones. (And you thought we couldn’t find another way to hurt ourselves. Silly you.)

Your dog can Tweet. Mattel will be releasing a product called “Puppy Tweets” ($29.99) that uses a sound-and-motion-sensored tag on your dog to remotely send you tweets from your pet. I’m not making this up.

Paid off your house? Who cares? Bank of America apparently foreclosed on a paid-in-full home in Florida, kicking out its tenants and throwing things out. The homeowners are (surprise!) suing. Story from the Consumerist.

Have a great weekend, all.

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