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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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New Mexico Town Will Cut Off Your Utilities for Not Paying Traffic Tickets — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

Many drivers have bemoaned the cameras installed in intersections that catch drivers blowing through red lights and issue tickets accordingly. But in one New Mexico city, ignoring those tickets is an especially bad idea — doing so could get your utilities shut off.

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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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Little League Baseball Comes with Some Not-So-Little Costs — Dollars and Sense

Playing Little League baseball might be as American as hot dogs and apple pie, but it’s way more expensive.

A new report proves it.

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Why Are Parents Ordering Fewer Happy Meals These Days? — Dollars and Sense

Sales of Happy Meals and other children’s meals that come with a toy inside the box have declined six percent over the past five years. So has all the information about childhood obesity finally sunk in with parents?

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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy? — Dollars and Sense

A new poll finds that contrary to popular belief, money really can buy happiness. The survey even put an exact price tag on it: $50,000.

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Would Single People Rather Be Rich or Have Love? — Dollars and Sense

According to a new survey from dating site Chemistry.com, love truly does conquer all — even money. But once singles are in a relationship, how do they handle the financial aspect of things?

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