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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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What’s the Best City for College Grads Looking for Work?

It is often a young person’s dream to move away from home to the big city once they have graduated from college.

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How Much Will People Spend on Graduation Gifts This Year? — Dollars and Sense

Student loan debt may be skyrocketing, but the students themselves will likely leave school with some nice presents — a new survey shows Americans will spend almost $5 billion on graduation gifts this year.

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Where Are the Most Expensive Places to Live in America?

While some things change, other things stay the same. It seems that even in light of a quaking economy and pseudo depression, the one thing Americans can always count on is that it is expensive to live — no matter where you are.

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Can Your Race or Gender Affect Product Prices? — Dollars and Sense

All things being equal, you might think that everyone pays the same amount for car insurance, mortgages and health care coverage. But that’s not the case. Your gender, income and sometimes even your race can have a lot to do with how much you’re charged.

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