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Colorado skier dies from asphyxiation by his coat on a chair lift

Colorado skier dies from asphyxiation by his coat on a chair lift

A skier in Colorado died after his coat became wrapped around his head and neck on the chair lift, according to the company that operates the chair lift. The 46-year-old man from New Jersey died in a “serious incident” on February 13, Vail Mountain said in the statement. It began when the man boarded the…MORE

An Uber driver fired at passengers after an argument, New Orleans police say

An Uber driver fired at passengers after an argument, New Orleans police say

An Uber driver was arrested after he fired shots at passengers following an altercation, New Orleans police said Monday. Ahmad Ahmad, the 53-year-old driver, picked up two passengers at a bar in downtown New Orleans Sunday and was asked to drive to Kenner, a nearby city in Jefferson Parish. Ahmad allegedly took his passengers across…MORE

Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, best known as the author of the novel “True Grit,” died Monday, according to his brother. Portis’ brother, Jonathan Portis, told CNN he passed away in a hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 86 years old. In 2012, Charles Portis was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Funeral services are set for next Tuesday,…MORE

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Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dear Dave, My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered…

How to Budget in the New Year     

How to Budget in the New Year     

We all love a good New Year’s celebration, but with it comes the reminder of goals, responsibilities, and resolutions for the upcoming year. And if you’re like most people, somewhere in the middle of all your resolutions is money—as in, the desire to manage it better.