Money

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

The Manteca goodwill store. (CBS)

San Jose Goodwill Worker’s Good Deed Gets Repaid After Finding $7,500 In Donated Suit Pocket

A San Jose Goodwill worker found $7,500 cash in a donated suit pocket and went through the painstaking process to return the money to the owner, who then repaid the organization a portion of those findings.

09/05/2014

People view computer monitors at a public library. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Average Fantasy Football Player Costing Job $733.50 In Productivity Every Season

It’s hard to click onto a sports-related website this time of year without being hit by an avalanche of content suggesting who should fill out the roster of your fantasy football team. So who is reading all of those articles? Probably the guy in the cube next to you, and it’s costing your business a lot of money.

08/19/2014

Bring your own food to Levi's Stadium. Cut-up fruit in clear plastic bags, and water in plastic bottles are among many of the things you can bring in.

3 Money-Saving Tricks To Make Games Affordable That The 49ers And Levi’s Stadium Don’t Always Tell You

Enjoying a 49ers game at the new Levi’s Stadium can cost upwards of $100 just for the a single ticket plus $30 or more for parking, and $5.75 for a bottle of water, meaning a family of four could easily drop $600 or more.  We can’t help with the ticket prices, but we’ve found 3 easy ways to seriously save you money on everything else.

08/14/2014

A woman displays @HiddenCash found in San Jose. (CBS)

@Hiddencash Ends Money Drops 2 Months After Twitter Phenomenon Began In Bay Area

More than two months after their cash drops became a phenomenon that spread across the country and around the world, the Bay Area duo behind the @hiddencash Twitter account said they are ending their experiment.

08/12/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

Police Car, light, siren, generic

Man Robs Chase Bank Downtown San Francisco, Remains At Large

A man held up a bank in downtown San Francisco Thursday afternoon, police said.

08/08/2014

Richmond leaders announce the "Richmond Promise" program, guaranteeing public high school graduates money for college. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

New Program Guarantees College Tuition For Richmond Public High School Graduates

The 10-year program, known as the Richmond Promise, is part of a $90 million community investment from Chevron.

08/07/2014

Calendar Planner

Five Weekends In August, Weird Date Alignment Won’t Recur For 11 Years

The Internet myth is just that, a myth–it won’t take 823 years for another August with five weekends–five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the same month–but it is still cool, and worth mentioning even if it doesn’t have a cool name like “money bags” or “silver pockets full.”

07/28/2014

Hidden Cash

@HiddenCash Bringing ‘Dough’ Giveaway Back To San Francisco

Prepare for the return of stampeding money seekers, San Francisco. The man behind the @HiddenCash says he will be back in the Bay Area next weekend, dropping more cash as part of his scavenger hunt that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

07/28/2014

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