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New Bill Would Force Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax — Dollars and Sense

Online shoppers often cite the convenience of purchasing items from web retailers like Amazon, but another perk to cyber shopping is that buyers often don’t have to pay sales tax. Thanks to a congressional bill, though, that could soon change.

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Best Buy Announces Plans to Lay Off 650 Geek Squad Employees — Dollars and Sense

It looks like the Geek Squad has come across a problem it can’t solve.

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Hotels Cash In on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Phenomenon — Dollars and Sense

If you’re one of the bazillions of people obsessed with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ it might be time to book your summer travel plans — several hotels are now offering vacation packages inspired by the steamy erotic novel.

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Which Credit Card Companies Have the Best — And Worst — Customer Satisfaction Records? — Dollars and Sense

Before you sign up for a new credit card, wouldn’t it be great to know which companies have the happiest customers? Thanks to a new publicly-available complaint database, now you will — and much of the work has already been done for you.

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Study Shows Our Money Is Going… Not to Our Savings – Dollars and Sense

Many financial experts advise keeping at least three months of living expenses squirreled away in case of an emergency, but how many Americans actually do it?

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How Much Money Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You? — Dollars and Sense

Savvy consumers know having a higher credit score means getting a lower interest rate and paying less over the life of a loan — but how much less?

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Charitable Giving Up, But Still Less Than Pre-Recession Levels — Dollars and Sense

Money may be tight for lots of Americans, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our spirit of giving. A new study says we actually gave more to non-profits and charities in 2011 than in the year prior — but we’re still way off from the donations seen in 2007.

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Wanna Put Your Vacation on Layaway? Sears Is Here to Help — Dollars and Sense

In the past couple of years, some consumers have opted to skip using their credit cards in favor of putting things like school clothes or holiday gifts on layaway.

Now retail giant Sears is offering something else you can put on layaway: vacations.

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