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Summer Gas Prices May Not Be As Outrageously High As You’ve Been Led to Believe — Dollars and Sense

Many analysts predicted doom and gloom for gas prices this summer, with some saying they could reach as high as $6 per gallon.

But it seems those concerns were for naught — fuel costs have been on the decline and are now expected to stay well below last year’s prices.

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Charity in Hot Water for Failing to Give Donations to Disabled Veterans — Dollars and Sense

A national charitable organization set up to help disabled veterans and their families is under scrutiny for allegedly spending millions of donation dollars on marketing and other services rather than putting it into the pockets of American veterans.

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Walmart No Longer Tops Fortune 500 — What Company Does?

Fortune’s annual list of the 500 wealthiest companies didn’t contain many surprises. The biggest surprise, however, wasn’t who made the list but where they made it.

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US Spends Most on Health Care Per Person Among Industrialized Nations — Dollars and Sense

Anyone in America who has gotten a medical bill for a CAT scan or an MRI might feel like they are paying some of the highest medical costs on the planet. That’s not an exaggeration.

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How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense

Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity.

However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.

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How Much Would Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Pay in Salary? — Dollars and Sense

While one might think that women in the workforce command more respect and big salaries, it turns out, stay-at-home moms are worth quite a bit themselves when you factor the tangibles and intangibles.

But exactly how much is being a mom worth?

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New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Hurt Moms’ Income — Dollars and Sense

The benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child have been well-documented. Among other things, it can boost a child’s immunity and help protect moms from several different types of cancer. However, a new study by the American Sociological Review says breastfeeding may hurt mothers in an unexpected way – in the pocketbook.

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How Much Does It Cost to Attend a Wedding? — Dollars and Sense

Weddings are often expensive affairs — and we don’t just mean for the couple tying the knot. Guests often have a considerable cash layout as well, but the dip in the economy has lead many revelers to cut back on just how much money they’re willing to spend.

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Little League Baseball Comes with Some Not-So-Little Costs — Dollars and Sense

Playing Little League baseball might be as American as hot dogs and apple pie, but it’s way more expensive.

A new report proves it.

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Why Are Parents Ordering Fewer Happy Meals These Days? — Dollars and Sense

Sales of Happy Meals and other children’s meals that come with a toy inside the box have declined six percent over the past five years. So has all the information about childhood obesity finally sunk in with parents?

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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy? — Dollars and Sense

A new poll finds that contrary to popular belief, money really can buy happiness. The survey even put an exact price tag on it: $50,000.

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Would Single People Rather Be Rich or Have Love? — Dollars and Sense

According to a new survey from dating site Chemistry.com, love truly does conquer all — even money. But once singles are in a relationship, how do they handle the financial aspect of things?

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