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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sparks Surprising Retail Boom — Dollars and Sense

The juggernaut known as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hasn’t just been a boon for its publisher — the bondage-themed erotic novel has also brought a welcome surge of business to sex toy shops, clothing retailers and even hardware stores.

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The Price of Renting a Home Is Going Up, Up, Up

People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting.

So it’s probably not surprising that rent across the US is rising accordingly, about six percent in the past year alone.

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Could You Be Saving More Money at the Grocery Store? — Dollars and Sense

The typical American family has very little control over its monthly cost of living.

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US Theme Park Attendance Is Soaring Higher Than a Roller Coaster — Dollars and Sense

Americans may have fewer entertainment dollars to spend these days, but according to new attendance estimates, they seem to be spending more of them at theme parks — and the Harry Potter phenomenon has a lot to do with it.

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California Mulls a $1 Tax on Cigarettes — Do You Support the Idea? [VIDEO]

Some people really like to smoke, while most who do are simply addicted to nicotine and can’t stop. And then there are those who hate cigarettes, smokers, smoke and the smell that comes with smoking, not to mention the enormous health problems and financial costs associated with this vice.

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Tough Job Market Leads to Rise in Tattoo Removals [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

With the job market being so tight, people are trying to do whatever they can to give themselves an edge — including having their tattoos removed.

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Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised to $10 an Hour? [POLL]

Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25. About 2.2 percent of the US workforce is paid at this minimal level.

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Many Consumers Now Using Credit Cards for Basic Needs — Dollars and Sense

Once upon a time, people used credit cards as back-up funds, tapping into them only when an unforeseen emergency arose.

But now, thanks to the current state of the economy, a staggering number of consumers are using their cards for routine bills like mortgages and groceries.

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