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Would You Pay to Promote Your Facebook Posts? – Dollars and Sense

Posting a Facebook update and making sure it gets the maximum exposure could soon be as simple as opening your wallet, if you can believe it. The social media giant is rolling out a new program that will allow its members to pay a small fee to highlight or promote their posts.

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Which States Are Best for Making More Money? — Dollars and Sense

Seems the path to riches may involve a moving truck. According to a new study, some states are more conducive to building wealth than others, and where you live could help you climb the economic ladder.

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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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Charity in Hot Water for Failing to Give Donations to Disabled Veterans — Dollars and Sense

A national charitable organization set up to help disabled veterans and their families is under scrutiny for allegedly spending millions of donation dollars on marketing and other services rather than putting it into the pockets of American veterans.

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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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US Spends Most on Health Care Per Person Among Industrialized Nations — Dollars and Sense

Anyone in America who has gotten a medical bill for a CAT scan or an MRI might feel like they are paying some of the highest medical costs on the planet. That’s not an exaggeration.

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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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