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- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! Blogger | Work + Money | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 3:51 PM EDT | CommentsThe old saying is "third time's a charm," but for Hege Jeanette Oksnes, who works selling hot dogs at a gas station, numbers one and two were pretty lucky too. So far, every time this 29-year-old mom of three has a baby, a family member hits the Norwegian lotto jackpot.
Hege Jeanette Oksnes
In 2006, Oksnes's father Leif, 58, won 4.2 million kroner ($718,000) betting on the national lottery the day before Oksnes gave birth to her first child. Three years later, she herself won 8.2 million kroner ($1.4 million)--again on the day before she had her second baby. On Saturday, her 19-year-old brother, Tord, nailed the triple win by landing a whopping 12.2 million kroner ($2.1 million) shortly after her third baby was born. "I was shocked," Tord told Shine in an interview. "I didn't believe it." The teenager, who was informed by telephone, asked the lottery representative to send him a photograph of the computer readout of the winning number.Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 1:21 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Helping others does more than add to your karma -- it boosts your bottom line in the here and now. Consider it the universe's way of encouraging you to do the right thing, even if you don't need any encouragement at all.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
You have one foot in the tried and true and the other in something much more unusual. Your so-called 'way out' ideas could pay off big -- but only if you don't let yourself get talked out of them! Stay away from naysayers.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Friends and Lovers Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You appear different to people today than you did just yesterday. Some inner breakthrough, or less, has you look
- Investinganswers | Work + Money | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 12:06 PM EDT | CommentsDo not despair if you are recovering from a summer of soaring gas prices and back-to-school shopping while gearing up for the pinch of holiday shopping.
These common items can cost up to 75% less during the fall compared to any other time of year.
With deals and savings specific to the season, autumn is a great time to fall into a pile of green if you shop smartly.
By taking advantage of the way the seasons dictate the types of deals merchants offer, you can benefit from surprisingly deep discounts.
To make room for holiday inventory and sidestep hanging on to merchandise that might be considered outdated by next year, retailers tend to slash the prices of specific items between the middle or end of August and early November.
For example, you'll find great deals on lawnmowers and backyard items such as sprinklers and grills. "The fall is the best time to purchase patio furniture and grills," said Joanie Demer, co-author of "Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey." "You can save over 40% by shopping at the close of the season."
You'll also save a bundle on these five items: ...Read More »
Before you do another thing, are you clear about where you are going and why? We've become a society of frantic doers, not taking the time to reflect and get clear before taking massive action. And even when we do create a strategy, it is often in the old way of thinking, and so our plans have trouble taking root… the road map has changed, and we get so busy "doing" that we miss the signs along the way.
We can be so inflexible and stuck that we lose our sense of humor and dig in all the harder, burning ourselves out. Did the title of this blog cause you to criticize the improper grammar? Can you take a joke? Or are you so rigid that if anything is out of the predictable you get irritated?
Here's the dilemma we are all in - the old way is evolving into the new, unknown, and to the logical mind it's scary. Yet, we are no longer able to ignore our fears, slap on the mask, and bury it as "business as usual." No, we now have to pull up the courage to face our fears, do some inte...Read More »
Our recently engaged friend Darcy is in full on wedding planning mode! Last week, she asked her sister, her cousin and two close friends to be bridesmaids, and began looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress for her ladies. The problem: Darcy has really expensive taste!
Not really thinking about everyone's financial situation, Darcy chose a beautiful jewel green designer dress that is close to $400 a pop. When her cousin Janie saw the price tag, she confronted Darcy and told her unfortunately the dress was WAY out of her budget…
Darcy immediately offered to pay for Janie's dress. But then it occurred to her - if she was paying for one bridesmaid's dress, shouldn't she really offer to pay for all of them? Some of our friends thought she shouldn't offer to pay for them unless other 'maids complained about the price - while others felt if she was offering to buy one she should really offer to buy all of them…
So - what do YOU think Darcy should do?!...Read More »
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