The Week in Review: Funny Money Stories

1. Weiner’s diversified stock portfolio

Not that anyone would, but don’t worry about Anthony Weiner. After resigning from Congress, he has money – he’s better at the stock market than social media, apparently. “The New York Democrat owns a portfolio of 19 stocks worth between $190,000 and $285,000,” CNN reports.

2. Leona Helmsley’s millionaire dog dies

“Trouble,” the dog who inherited $12 million from hotel heiress Leona Hemsley, is dead. “The pampered Maltese bitch with a curly off-white coat died December 13,” PetMD reports, “but news only emerged Thursday.”

3. ‘Didn’t expect’ to lose finger, says man who shot off wart

Talk about bad health care. A security guard in England was so annoyed by a painful wart that he got rid of it with a 12-bore Beretta shotgun. “It blew off nearly the entire middle finger on his left hand,” MSNBC reports, “and left the 38-year-old facing possible prison time for illegal possession of a firearm.”

4. Doomsday bunkers for under $10,000!

The recession has lowered prices on almost everything – including doomsday bunkers. “A company that sells luxury doomsday shelters is branching out with a new ‘economy class’ bunker that costs $9,950,” CNN reports.

5. Do not body-pierce kittens and sell them as ‘Goth’

Here’s a bad business idea: Pierce kittens in their ears and necks, dock their tails, and sell them on eBay for $100. The result? “She was convicted of animal cruelty,” The Consumerist reports.

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