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5 things to know: 5-14-12

By Kim Fulscher · Bankrate.com
Monday, May 14, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

How is Bankrate like a rock star? It's party all night, sleep all day and finances in between! Read on for the money messages in today's five things to know.   

1. Although they sing different types of music, these legends all have one note in common: They filed for bankruptcy.

2. What does Bankrate do after dark? Bone up on etymology, of course! Check out the Hot For Words rendition of where words such as "tax" and "mortgage" come from. We promise to turn you on to finances.

3. Surprisingly, your financial adviser could offer you 'LSD' -- should you take the lump-sum distribution?

4. Life's a party, even in retirement -- check out the new way to retire.

5. You can poke, friend and 'like' Facebook -- but now you can also cash in on it and spend your millions like a rock star.

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