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After a three-year delay due to slower-than-expected production, we will finally have an improved, high-tech $100 bill for our wallets, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. The bill is set to debut on Oct. 8. What's so special about the new greenback? To start, the Fed says the the bill is a culmination of a decade-long research and design process.The note features a series of amped-up security measures aimed at combating counterfeiters, including a blue, 3-D security ribbon on the front of the bill that moves when the note is tilted back and forth and side to side. The inkwell and bell on the front of the bill and the number 100 on the right-hand corner also change from copper to green when the note is tilted.
Here's an IMPORTANT tip to remember the next time you're interviewing for a job.
A new survey asked hiring managers the WORST things candidates can do during an interview. And the number one answer was . . . saying "I'm nervous."
Here are the top five results:
1. Saying "I'm nervous."
2. Wearing inappropriate clothes.
3. Not making eye contact.
4. Checking your phone.
5. Fidgeting and bad posture.
The survey also found the BEST thing you can do is be engaged in the interview and ask questions. They also want to see your personality . . . and get the feeling you're being authentic.
According to a new survey, these are the 10 WORST things you can say to a woman:
1. Asking "When's the baby due?" . . . when she's NOT pregnant. 26% of people said this is the worst thing you could say.
2. Answering "Yes" when she asks if her butt looks big. 17%.
3. "You look tired." 13%.
4. "Calm down." 12%.
5. "Do you need help parking?" 11%.
6. "You look more like your mother every day." 8%.
7. "I told you so." 5%.
8. "How much did you pay for that hairdo?" 4%.
9. "Should you be eating that?" 3%.
10. "Don't you have some vacuuming to do?" 1%.
Bad news. Someone finally told the IRS about social media.
According to reports, this year, the IRS plans on checking your Facebook page and Twitter accounts, to see if you're cheating on your taxes.
Like, let's say you went to Key West for Spring Break, but you wrote off the flight and hotel as a business trip. An IRS agent might look for your photos to see if there's proof you were actually just hammered drunk and hanging out on the beach.
Fortunately, it's too much work for them to Facebook stalk ALL of us, so they're only going to use social media as a tool when someone's tax forms have been red flagged for an audit or a potential audit.
But still, let's call this reminder number 48,765 that you should triple check your Facebook privacy settings.
The deadline to file your taxes is a week away. And it's no wonder people hate this time of year, because the U.S. tax code consists of about 4 MILLION words. And since 2001, there have been about 4,500 changes to it.
So to help you out, here are the five deductions and credits you're most likely to MISS, according to "U.S. News & World Report".
1. Dependents. For every dependent you have, you can write off $3,800. But a lot of people don't, because they don't realize that the relative they've been supporting CAN sometimes be claimed as a, quote, "qualifying relative."
Or even the friend who's been crashing in their spare bedroom for the past year. The main requirement is they have to have made less than $3,800 last year.
2. The Earned Income Tax Credit. Which you might qualify for if you're low-to- middle-income. And if you have three dependents, you can claim a tax credit of up to $5,891.
But the IRS estimates that about 20% of people who qualify don't end up claiming it, mostly because if you make under a certain amount, you don't HAVE to file a tax return. And if you don't file, you can't claim any tax credits, which means no refund.
But if you qualify for the earned income tax credit, you SHOULD file, so you get a refund.
3. The Child and Dependent Care Credit. If you work and have kids under 13 who go to day care, you might qualify for a deduction of up to $2,100. And you can also deduct the cost of summer camp.
4. Charitable Donations. But that doesn't just mean the amount of money you gave to charity last year.
If you volunteered at something like a local soup kitchen, you can deduct any money you paid for parking . . . and also 14 cents per mile if you had to drive there.
5. Job-Search Expenses. Meaning any money you spent on printing resumes, postage, and even travel expenses . . . as long as the job you were applying for was in the same field as your previous job.
However, job-hunting expenses for your FIRST job are NOT tax deductible.
We've seen sandwiches that use DONUTS AS BUNS before . . . but no national chain has ever made one.
That all just changed, and we've moved one step closer to this country replacing ALL of its buns with donuts.
In some stores in eastern Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is testing a brand new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. It's simple: A bacon and egg sandwich that uses a glazed donut for a bun.
There's no word if or when this could go nationwide.
This is just one columnist's opinion . . . not the results of a survey or anything . . . but supposedly these are the seven worst break-up lines. And it's hard to argue with the choices . . .
#1.) "It's not you . . . It's me."
#2.) "I'm moving . . . so we should break up."
#3.) "This was incredible . . . but I'm not ready for a relationship yet."
#4.) "I'm not attracted to you anymore."
#5.) "I need my own space."
#6.) "I can't see you anymore, because I think your sister is hotter." (???)
#7.) "I can't do this anymore."
Well the MLB season officially opened last night with the Houston Astros defeating the Texas Rangers 8-2 but today is OPENING DAY!
The Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins today at 1pm (Pre-game is set for 12:30 on our sister station Fox Sports 1470).
The Orioles must wait until tomorrow!
Have a great Opening Day!
A nonprofit called NSF International just ran a study on people's kitchens, and found they're absolutely COVERED in germs.
The six most contaminated items in the kitchen are: The vegetable and meat compartments in your fridge . . . the rubber seal under the blade of your blender . . . the can opener . . . the rubber spatula . . . and the rubber-sealed food storage containers.
The one big thing those six all have in common: They all come in direct contact with raw meats and produce.
The study found E. coli bacteria on 25% of the kitchen items tested . . . salmonella on 25% . . . listeria on 10% . . . and yeast and mold on 100%.
So how do you avoid potentially contaminating your food? CLEAN more carefully. That means washing things like the blender base and the rubber gasket, not just the blender container . . . or running your refrigerator drawers through the dishwasher.