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Looking for New Digs? Here Are the 10 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in America

The housing market has been in a very well-publicized slump for several years now, but there are still some very high priced homes listed for sale. From penthouses and mansions to ranches and beach front properties, there is something for everyone, as long as you can dig deep enough in your wallet.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Have Gas Prices Caused You to Cut Back on Other Purchases? [POLL]

While gas prices may be coming in a little bit after a four-month surge, they still stand at almost four dollars a gallon. According to a new survey from Harris Interactive of 2,451 adults, these unprecedentedly high prices are causing Americans to change their overall spending habits.

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Is Your House Worth More Than When You Bought it? [POLL]

For many years, it was pretty much a given that when you bought a house it would increase in value.

Oh, how times change.

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Have Higher Cigarette Taxes Driven People to Smoke Pipes and Cigars? — Dollars and Sense

Three years ago, a federal act meant to help reduce the number of people who smoke greatly increased the tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars, counting on the fact that making smoking more expensive would prompt people to quit.

And while it may have caused some to do so, the move had an unintended effect: sales of pipe tobacco and large cigars, which aren’t taxed quite as harshly, have boomed.

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How Much Do Women Earn Compared to Men? — Dollars and Sense

For decades, many groups have highlighted the pay disparities between men and women, and a new report from the American Association of University Women pointed out just how big the earnings gap is.

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How Much Are Parents Spending on Their Children’s Proms? — Dollars and Sense

High school proms are getting mighty expensive — and we’re not just talking triple digits, either.

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Should the United States Get Rid of the Penny? [POLL]

Last month Canada joined countries like Australia and Great Britain in eliminating the penny. Is the United States next?

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