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5 things to know: 10-4-12

By Dan Miranda · Bankrate.com
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Some celebs hit the big time after they were fired from their jobs. These are isolated events, so try not to get any ideas. But y'know, maybe you could be next. Only one way to find out! This and more, today on Bankrate.com.

1. These nine celebrities have all been fired from their jobs in the past. Here's hoping it isn't the last time for some of them.

2. Increasing age doesn't have to mean decreasing living quality. Here's how to find the best assisted living facility for you.

3. After a horrifying accident, people are starting to think it might be a good idea to have recalled cars repaired before renting them to people.

4. Hey, if you're going to drive your $1 million Bugatti into a lagoon for $2.2 million in insurance money, try to keep video evidence of this off of YouTube. If you're doing it just to see what happens when you drive a Bugatti into a lagoon, by all means, continue.

5. Looks like the government can break its own laws, just like us mortals and celebrities who get fired from their jobs. Who would've thought.

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