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5 things to know: 9-19-12

By Dan Miranda ·
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Hey, reader! How ya feeling today? According to our study, you're not feeling too great. Sorry, champ. This and more, today on

1. Our Financial Security Index shows you're feelin' down in the dumps about your finances. What a bummer.

2. Retire in an assisted living facility -- to the MAX!

3. Isaac was the Dr. Evil of hurricanes; it did $1 billion in damages!

4. Sure, you can probably live off just Social Security ... if you can call that living.

5. Word on the street is, if you buy Michael Jordan's boring, expired AmEx card, you'll be a slam-dunk at sports parties. Or something.

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