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Lottery Winners

Mary Shammas: Brooklyn Grandmother Wins $42 MILLION Lottery Jackpot

nypost.com | DOUGLAS MONTERO and RITA DELFINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When a Brooklyn great-grandma's palm began to itch, she didn't let the sign of good fortune slip through her fingers -- she picked up a lottery ticket...

Money and the Magic Pill

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Right now, the top six "too big to fail" banks control about 70% of the wealth in America. Here's how we can all change that.

Citi Field: Baseball's Symbol of Why You Should Move Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Houston was able to find a stadium sponsor to replace Enron. A city as big as New York should be able to find a sponsor for the Mets' field that is not funded by the American taxpayers.

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Lottery Ticket Screw-Up Wins Clerk $250K

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio — An Ohio store clerk's mistake when printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket has won her $250,000. Naomi Mauller forgot to a...

Why Term Limits Don't Work

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

Like much of America, I'm down on professional politicians. I'm tired of people getting in office to line their pockets, suck up to lobbyists and constantly run for re-election.

Lottery Winners Give Clerk, Anthony Eckman, $740 For Being A Good Luck Charm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Anthony Eckman, or "Lighting" as many Johnson Siding, South Dakota residents call him, seems to be local lottery players' secret weapon. Carl Schwarze...

Children Getting Too Much Money, Too Soon

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Many young people who blow their money look back and wish they had a second chance to do it right.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Things to Consider When Taking a Buyout or Severance Package (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've found that people leaving old line companies, even with a severance package, were more bitter than those where companies treated employees like interchangeable parts.

The "Don't Ever Give Up" Business Plan

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on ...

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

Small Town Values in a Big Time Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

It could be that President Obama is a small town guy after all. His early adulthood on the south side of Chicago is where he found a "small town" environment that embraced him.

Lottery Winners May Owe $1 Million: Long Island's Richard And Mary Morrison Overbilled County

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Richard and Mary Morrison have plans for their $165 million lottery jackpot: paying off their mortgage, opening a restaurant...

Like Lottery Winners, Pro Athletes Also Blow Big Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Even as a structured settlement consultant, I was stunned to learn that within two years of retirement, 78 percent of NFL players are bankrupt or under financial stress.

Wall Street and Washington Dissing Main Street, One Year Later

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Wall Street and Washington don't understand what is happening on Main Street. The people in Washington are pushing the line that they saved us from "something even worse." Like what?

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.

Free and The Search for Economic Innovation

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

As we look at life after the financial crisis, we need to turn traditional thinking on its head. Picking up a copy of Chris Anderson's Free is a good place to start.

Bait and Switch Business Relationships

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on a higher goal that they forget about the people who help get them there.