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Do Americans Use Cash or Credit More? — Dollars and Sense

Credit card debt may have jumped during the holiday shopping season, but a new report indicates good old cash is still our first choice when we pay for smaller, everyday items.

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Mailing a Letter Will Cost How Much Thanks to New Stamp Prices? — Dollars and Sense

If you haven’t bought stamps in awhile, you may want to stock up — they’ll cost more after this weekend.

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Category: Financial, Lifestyles
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goodncrazy, Flickr
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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It

A solid education is important for your kids. But while you’re busy making sure they get the best possible education, don't forget to  teach them about money, too — it could keep them from falling into bad habits later on.

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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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Greenwich Lottery ‘Winners’ May be Fronting for Anonymous Person

Theories are brewing on those three money managers who "won" the $245 Million lottery jackpot. It seems unlikely that three millionaires would play the lottery. Then a close friend told the New York Post that the trio was a front for the real winner, who wished to remain anonymous

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Give Thanks to the Recession, Families Are Closer Than Ever Because of It

A lot of families don’t have to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house for the holidays this year. More and more families are living in grandmother’s house, and getting closer because of it.

Many cultures support a tradition of multigenerational families living in one home, but it has been decades since the US was one of them. Now, because of the current nature of the economy, that seems to be shifting.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably

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Survey Shows 650,000 Bank Customers Switched to Credit Unions

While Bank of America and other major banks have now scrapped a widely-derided plan to charge customers a monthly fee for using their debit cards, a new survey shows at least 650,000 people closed their accounts with those banks in the past month and fled to more consumer-friendly credit unions.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Named Highest-Paid Couple In Music By Forbes Magazine

Beyoncé and her media mogul husband Jay-Z can add another accolade to their already impressive resumes; the pair has been named the highest-paid couple in music by Forbes magazine. The duo is the second overall highest-paid celebrity couple in the world behind New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

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What is the Last Thing You Would Give up to Save Money?

The recent economic downturn has forced many of us to change the way we spend our hard earned cash. As I was pumping gas yesterday I realized how much the greed of the oil suckers has affected my ability to afford the things I could before the $3 a gallon gas hit. Fewer trips to the store. Fewer trips to town. Fewer meals out. What have you had to give up? What will be the last thing that you cut out of your budget?

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Tips On Quitting Your Job To Work For Yourself

Have you ever wanted to start your own company? Maybe you are sick of  working for someone else and want to make money for yourself. There is a lot of opportunity out there if you have the ability to find it.

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Paypal’s President Predicts the Demise of the Wallet

Now that Paypal has reached 100 million active accounts, a company executive predicts physical wallets will soon be mothballed.

“We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the US -– from your local corner store to Walmart. We will no longer need to carry a wallet,” Paypal President Scott Thompson said in a blog post.

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