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Summer Gas Prices May Not Be As Outrageously High As You’ve Been Led to Believe — Dollars and Sense

Many analysts predicted doom and gloom for gas prices this summer, with some saying they could reach as high as $6 per gallon.

But it seems those concerns were for naught — fuel costs have been on the decline and are now expected to stay well below last year’s prices.

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What Cities Are Best for Creating Jobs?

The economy has made it practically impossible to get a job in some corners of the country. Some, however, have had an easier time than others at creating opportunities for the unemployed to become employed once again.

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Many Americans Expected to Be Too Broke to File for Bankruptcy — Dollars and Sense

Some major companies and corporations such as MF Global and AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, have filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, they may have, directly or not, caused some people to go bankrupt.

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How Does Unemployment Affect a Job Seeker’s Mental Health?

The word “unemployment” gets thrown around a lot during tough times and especially during major elections when it’s easy to throw a number on a situation that affects a lot of people.

It’s easy to forget, though, that being unemployed can affect a lot more than a person’s bottom line.

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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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Do Women Pay More than Men for Credit Cards? — Dollars and Sense

According to a new study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, men and women aren’t equal when it comes to credit cards. It says that, on the average, women pay half a point higher on credit card interest rates than men do, even when income and level of education are factored in.

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How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense

Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity.

However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.

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How Much Would Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Pay in Salary? — Dollars and Sense

While one might think that women in the workforce command more respect and big salaries, it turns out, stay-at-home moms are worth quite a bit themselves when you factor the tangibles and intangibles.

But exactly how much is being a mom worth?

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