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For our generation, retirement has become a fairy tale that most of our parents are still far from achieving. However, MintLife, the blog of the popular personal finance app Mint, is dead serious. Last week, they quietly posted an infographic, and one particular screenshot of it has been making the rounds on Tumblr. It details the personal […]

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Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti, and Lara Russo found tens of thousands of dollars inside of a $20 Salvation Army couch, and they nearly missed out on it. “We almost didn’t pick that couch. It’s pretty ugly and smells, but it was the only couch that fit the right dimensions for our living room,” Russo told The Little Rebellion, a […]

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News surfaced in March that the Chinatown Salvation Army — one of the last vestiges of the street’s history as a home for the destitute — would be moving to Brooklyn to make room for luxury condos and an Ace Hotel. The building at 223-225 Bowery, which housed the organization for 101 years, functioned as a […]

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Next time you wake on Sunday morning to realize your keys, wallet, or phone were lost to the previous night’s escapades, take comfort in the fact that you’re not out 20 grand. DNAinfo examined the city Taxi and Limousine Commission’s lost item reports for the past year and a half to find out what sorts of […]

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It’s no secret that Citi Bike is strapped for cash, and now, a new investor may provide the capital it needs to continue running and complete planned extensions into new neighborhoods. REQX Ventures, formed by Related Companies and the high-end fitness chain Equinox, its subsidiary, has outlined a deal to invest in the bike share program. […]

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Chase Bank has allegedly closed hundreds of accounts held by adult entertainment industry workers, offering no explanation for the closings. Perez Hilton broke the story, publishing a letter the bank sent to porn star Teagan Presley. “I called them and they told me that because I am, I guess, public and am recognizable in the adult […]

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The city’s most valuable fire hydrant is on Forsyth Street between Rivington and Delancey. Cops handed out 84 tickets to drivers who parked in front of the hydrant between August and December of last year, netting $9,660 in fines. Extrapolated out, that’s $25,000 a year. The data blogger Ben Wellington of I Quant NY, who […]

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There’s no denying that Citi Bike is in some financial trouble, but a new report suggests that its future might be brighter than originally reported. The bike share program incurred much of its costs this year during Hurricane Sandy, when a major warehouse was flooded and equipment destroyed, and in expenses related to getting the […]

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Why should you wait until the end of your taxi ride to pay the fare? There’s plenty of time to swipe your card on the way, and it’s not like you’re planning on dodging, right? Turns out, you don’t have to. Quartz has detailed instructions for paying while you ride here, but it basically boils down […]

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Yes, if you live in New York — especially if you live in Manhattan or the trendier parts of Brooklyn — you’re probably paying too much for rent. But your landlord probably isn’t exactly making bank from your monthly check. A post at RealtyTrac catalogs the best and worst counties in the U.S. for rental […]

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