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Poor People Pay More for Auto Insurance — Dollars and Sense

As if it wasn’t tough enough for low-income people to make ends meet, a new study indicates they may be paying more for car insurance than wealthier folks, too.

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Wanna Make Money? Write Positive Reviews for Products You Buy Online — Dollars and Sense

When people are shopping online, many rely on reviews written by previous buyers to help steer them in the right direction. But it seems some of those reviews may not be as honest as we think.

In fact, some product manufacturers are actually paying shoppers to write them — albeit in a roundabout way.

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Want to Spend Less Money? Try This Secret — Dollars and Sense

You might have a pocketful of cash — but the size of those bills matters when it comes to how much of it you’re likely to spend.

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JC Penney Gets Rid of Sales in Favor of Permanent Discounts — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

For a die-hard shopper, there’s little more frustrating than buying something at full-price, only to see it go on sale shortly thereafter.

To ward that off, retailing giant JC Penney has announced that starting Feb. 1, it’s discounting all merchandise by at least 40 percent — permanently.

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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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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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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Oh My! Coins on the Rise in the US — Dollars and Sense

Officials at the US Mint have spotted a sign they say is indicative of an improving economy — coin shipments are increasing.

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Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Near-Record High — Dollars and Sense

If you have a new credit card, chances are good you’re paying more for the privilege now than ever before — interest rates have reached an almost unparallelled high.

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Obesity Isn’t Just Bad for Your Body, It’s Bad for Your Wallet, Too — Health Check

The health risks of obesity are well-documented, but there’s a financial downside, too — data shows obese people also earn less money, especially women.

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