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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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New Study Reveals Breastfeeding May Hurt Moms’ Income — Dollars and Sense

The benefits of breastfeeding to both mother and child have been well-documented. Among other things, it can boost a child’s immunity and help protect moms from several different types of cancer. However, a new study by the American Sociological Review says breastfeeding may hurt mothers in an unexpected way – in the pocketbook.

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Why Do We Work 40 Hours a Week?

If you’re putting in a 60-hour workweek, you may think the people who do their regular 40 hours and go home are slackers — but the truth is, they’re probably more productive than you are.

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How Much Does It Cost to Attend a Wedding? — Dollars and Sense

Weddings are often expensive affairs — and we don’t just mean for the couple tying the knot. Guests often have a considerable cash layout as well, but the dip in the economy has lead many revelers to cut back on just how much money they’re willing to spend.

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