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5 things to know: 8-27-12

By Crissinda Ponder ·
Monday, August 27, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Banking alternatives, celebrity mansions for sale and checking options for seniors plus more, today on

1. Sick of using crusty and musty dollar bills to pay for things? Try a "bitcoin" instead. Or a "plenty."

2. Got $13 million to spare? Marky Mark's mansion is for sale.

3. You trust 'em to hold your money, but there are six other truths you need to know about banks.

4. Wisdom does have its perks. Check out these checking options for the young at heart.

5. So, Americans are happier with their credit card companies this year. Big ups to the CFPB.

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