Money Clips: Facebook's betting bunch, Pay my Mortgage, the odds on American Idol, and more

  • High Rolling: Facebook is now a leading site for online gambling, attracting 200 million.
  • Money Time: HGTV's latest show has families competing not for big vacations or home makeovers, but money to pay off their mortgages. Desperate times call for practical prizes.
  • Making Money, Literally: Borrowing from the Depression-era handbook, communities are printing their own money just to stay afloat.
  • Idol Bet: Bookies the world over have the odds of who's most favored to win American Idol and why it wouldn't be a smart bet.
  • Quake Mistake: The Italian scientist who, weeks ago, predicted the devastating earth quake in Italy was muzzled by authorities for scaring people.
  • ABC's of Investing today features a smorgasbourg of great personal finance articles, 111 to be exact. Look out for WalletPop's story on redneck themed banks.

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