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5 things to know: 9-27-12

By Dan Miranda · Bankrate.com
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Something big happened in the world of sports on Monday! Something about a referee feeding some sea gulls. But what does that have to do with finance? This and more, today on Bankrate.com.

1. Clearly not satisfied with ruining your checking account, this banker's bad call probably ruined your Monday night sporting events.

2. Want to get rich, but hate obsessing over your investments? Good luck with that!

3. Your giant pickup truck may keep your body safe, but will your wallet survive the crash?

4. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell a ridiculous 15 basis points to an even more ridiculous record low. Shucks howdy!

5.Would you rather not have to talk to people ever? Are you the person everyone in class hated because you would not shut up with your questions, thus making lectures last an extra 20 minutes? Is your outlook on life somewhere between dismal and "what's the point of even getting out of bed today"? Well there's a job for all of you rather unpleasant people!

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