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New Research Reveals Unemployment Is Bad for Your Health

It seems that there might be a correlation between long-term unemployment and poor health.

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Average American’s Net Worth Drops to a Level You Won’t Believe — Dollars and Sense

According to a study done by the Federal Reserve, the net worth of the average American family dropped a stunning 40 percent between 2007 and 2010 — mostly because of the housing crisis.

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Many Food Workers Aren’t Making Enough to Feed Themselves — Dollars and Sense

Nearly one in five Americans employed in the private sector has a food industry job, and according to a new study, the vast majority aren’t being paid a living wage.

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10 Very Strange Jobs That Actually Pay Pretty Well

As kids, we typically had to listen to adults preach to us about how we needed to study hard in school to become doctors and lawyers.

However, what they didn’t tell us is that it was possible to earn six figures doing other, more unusual work.

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sparks Surprising Retail Boom — Dollars and Sense

The juggernaut known as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ hasn’t just been a boon for its publisher — the bondage-themed erotic novel has also brought a welcome surge of business to sex toy shops, clothing retailers and even hardware stores.

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The Price of Renting a Home Is Going Up, Up, Up

People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting.

So it’s probably not surprising that rent across the US is rising accordingly, about six percent in the past year alone.

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Could You Be Saving More Money at the Grocery Store? — Dollars and Sense

The typical American family has very little control over its monthly cost of living.

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US Theme Park Attendance Is Soaring Higher Than a Roller Coaster — Dollars and Sense

Americans may have fewer entertainment dollars to spend these days, but according to new attendance estimates, they seem to be spending more of them at theme parks — and the Harry Potter phenomenon has a lot to do with it.

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