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Money in the News: Christmas Gift Anger, $500,000 in Overtime, Saving $300,000 by age 18, Saving on Pet Supplies

Did you guys see this? It’s a list of tweets from people upset at what they didn’t get for Christmas. I’m a little more than appalled.

San Francisco News posts about how the SFPD cost over $500,000 in overtime due to Occupy Protests.

Resource Alert! Certified Financial Planner is a site that apparently hooks you up with some CFP’s in order to help you make a plan to get out of debt and take control of your finances.

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The Consumerist posts about an inspiring story of someone who saved up $300,000 by the time they were 18.

Grace Goldoni from Princeton, New Jersey (down the street from me), who through babysitting and “lots of retail work” has saved $300,000. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one. Perhaps it’s a typo, and she saved $30,000, or perhaps she’s just found lucrative clients and high-paying retail. Assuming eight complete years of saving, she’s managed to put away $37,500 per year, after taxes.

Money Talk News posts about 9 sites for saving money on pet supplies.

Every online pet store and many online grocery stores sells dog food. To find the best deal on my pricey organic food brand, I had to do some comparison-shopping. I’ve ordered the same dog food from three major pet sites over the past few months. Every shipment arrived on time and the food was good quality, but the prices varied quite a bit.

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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