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How Long Will It Take to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt? — Dollars and Sense

Making minimum payments on your credit cards could cost you — big. And a new tool will show you just how much.

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Giving Kids an Allowance May Do More Harm Than Good — Dollars and Sense

For years, the prevailing wisdom behind doling out allowances to kids has been that the practice helps children learn about budgets, which, in turn, leads to better spending habits when they grow up — assumptions that may not be true.

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When Is The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight? — Dollars and Sense

If you’re starting to plan your summer vacation, you may think buying your plane tickets months ahead of time is a cost-saving move. But according to a new study, that may not necessarily be true.

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Does the IRS Owe You Money? Find Out!

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy is reaching out to Louisiana residents whose income tax refunds from years past are waiting to be claimed. Kennedy is advising Louisiana residents to check out the refund list at facebook.com/Louisi

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If You Hired A Homemaker, It Would Cost A Fortune

"She doesn't work. She's a stay-at-home Mom." Wait a minute! Homemaker, housewife, 'domestic engineer,' whatever you call it, the services performed by someone who minds the children, cooks, cleans, shops and runs errands would cost a LOT of money

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Credit Card Debt Soars After Black Friday — Dollars and Sense

Retailers reported robust numbers on Black Friday last year, which surprised some analysts because the economy is still struggling and unemployment is high. But new data from the Federal Reserve shows where much of that money came from: credit cards.

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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It — Dollars and Sense

A solid education is important for kids. But while you’re busy making sure their reading and math skills are up to par, 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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Revenge of the Processing Fees! Ticketmaster Forced to Cough Up Millions in Refunds

If you bought a ticket for an event from the behemoth known as Ticketmaster between October of 1999 and October of 2011, you may be getting a bit of a credit next year.

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Buy One Christmas Present Made In America, Create Jobs

According to ABC News, if every American buys just $64 worth of presents this Christmas, the result would likely create around 200,000 new jobs!

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Florida-Based Community Bank to Pay Customers for Their Business

In response to Bank of America’s recently announced $5 monthly fee for debit card usage, Florida-based Community Bank is doing the reverse — it’s paying customers to bank with them.

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Having A Baby? Don’t Waste Your Money On These

Okay, before you roll your eyes and say to yourself, “What does he know?” I’m a father of two, and a grandparent.

I recall my daughter watching in amazement the first time I gave her infant son a bottle, and the stunned look when I offered to change a smelly diaper.  The first time he threw up on me, she went into a panic. I laughed and said “What, you think you never puked all over me?”

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