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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Are Days of the Paper Check Numbered? [POLL]

Are the days of paper checks numbered? According to several news reports it seems that to be the case. For example, a new pilot program in Georgia is mailing debit cards to people instead of tax checks in attempt to phase-out paper checks.

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Were You One of the 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers That May Have Been Stolen? — Dollars and Sense

If you have a Visa Card, MasterCard or Discover Card, you’d better keep a close eye on your bills.

Global Payments, a third-party processor of credit card payments, said Sunday that a data breach it experienced last week may have compromised about 1.5 million card numbers.

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Mega Million Lottery is Now at $540 Million!

I have never bought a lottery ticket.  I guess I have never felt that lucky.  I have noticed though that most people that win the lottery have a story like the woman who was down to her last $10 and needed to feed her family so she went into the convenience store to purchase some mac and cheese and decided to spend $1 to buy a lottery ticket and won the Mega Million jackpot.  See, she had a story!

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How Much Has the Housing Market Improved? — Dollars and Sense

Seems there’s a bit of a bright spot on the decimated horizon of the real estate market — it looks a lot better than it did a few years ago. But how long before we see a full recovery?

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Who Do You Blame for Rising Gas Prices? — Survey of the Day

As gas approaches an average of $4.00 a gallon, the public isn’t happy with the way President Obama is dealing with the issue.

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4 Subtle Tricks Restaurants Use to Get You to Spend More — Dollars and Sense

When you eat at a restaurant, do you notice things like the size of the straws or the way the menu is laid out? You should — they could be costing you money.

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How Can You Win the Lottery? Here Are Some Tips — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

The jackpot for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery now stands at $363 million, causing even those who don’t normally play to throw their hopeful hats into the ring for Tuesday night’s drawing.

Are there things you can do to boost your chances of winning?

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Man Gets Refund from T-Mobile After ‘Email Carpet Bomb’ to Executives — Dollars and Sense

Having a service-related issue that no one can seem to do anything about? You don’t have to take it lying down. Sometimes you just have to escalate matters yourself.

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Wendy’s Surpasses Burger King in US Sales — Dollars and Sense

When it comes to burger chains, McDonald’s still reigns supreme — but new data shows Wendy’s has now overtaken Burger King for the runner-up spot in the US.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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TLC Issues Casting Call for ‘Extreme Cheapskates’ — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

If you can pinch the brass right off a penny, TLC may be looking for you — it’s currently casting for its new reality show, ‘Extreme Cheapskates.’

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