MegaMillions reaches world-record high

We’ve been pulling money together at work twice a week for the past three weeks or so now. And yet, no winners. I’ve heard of people dropping $700 on tickets. And yet, no winners. Is the MegaMillions game rigged somehow? We’ll find out tonight!

What to do after you win over a half billion dollars? With the multi-state lottery jackpot up for grabs, plenty of folks are fantasizing about how to spend the money. But doing it the right way: protecting your riches, your identity and your sanity. It takes some thought and planning. Making sure you don’t blow the nation’s largest-ever lottery jackpot within a few years means some advice is in order before the Mega Millions drawing Friday, especially if you’re really, really, really lucky.

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The fatigued merriment of home shopping

Linda and I have spent our past few weeks, or those without my step-daughter around, home “shopping”. Sort of like “window shopping” really, as we are going into old homes, new homes, etc, trying to get a feel of the current market.

What’s the difference between buying a 20-30 year-old house and a brand new (still being built for the most part) townhomes?

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Wikipedia blacks out

Wikipedia goes black tonight to protest SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act). Both are looking to be passed through Congress to give the government control of what we do on the internet, what websites we access, and who can view that access at any time.

The Stop Online Piracy Act, considered the broader of the two bills, will not be introduced in the House, according to a statement from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has co-authored an alternative proposal to SOPA called the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act. “Majority Leader [Eric Cantor (R-Va.)] has assured me that we will continue to work to address outstanding concerns and work to build consensus prior to any anti-piracy legislation coming before the House for a vote,” Issa said in a news release.

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