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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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Jobs Can Cause Depression Among Men and Women — In Different Ways

There are many different elements within the workplace that can increase a person’s risk of depression, but a new study suggests that men and women are affected differently.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Minimum Wage?

With the unemployment rate being what it is, a lot of people these days are being forced to work for minimum wage. But exactly how much you get could depend largely on what state you’re in.

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Is Your Credit Score Good Enough for the Best Rates? — Dollars and Sense

Here’s the good news: Americans have better credit scores now than we have in the past few years. But there’s bad news, too: credit standards are now so high that it may not matter much.

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Does America Benefit from Having a Rich Class? [POLL]

After getting all sorts of attention in 2011, Occupy Wall Street has fizzled out. There may be insight into why movement’s message of the one percent versus the 99 percent didn’t win over more of the public in a new poll from Gallup.

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Who Spends More — Facebook Users or Pinterest Users?

Which social media site do you think drives more consumers to make actual purchases, Pinterest or Facebook?

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