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Did You Know You Paid $550 Million to Help Keep Foreclosed Homes Looking Pretty? [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

The housing market hasn’t had much good news lately. Now it’s gotten worse for people whether they own a home or not.

Turns out you may be footing the bill for maintaining foreclosed homes.

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Who Got Rich When Facebook Bought Instagram? — Dollars and Sense

News broke on Monday that Facebook had acquired the popular photo-sharing service Instagram for the princely sum of $1 billion in cash and stock.

It’s the biggest purchase in the history of the world’s largest social network, and it made new multimillionaires of Instagram’s chief executive and the company’s handful of employees.

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Car Buyers Paying $2,000 More for Vehicles Than They Did a Year Ago — Dollars and Sense

As gas prices rise, consumers often consider switching to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.

But while those cars are usually less expensive than their bigger counterparts, increased demand has resulted in higher sticker prices.

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What Teeny Tiny US Town Just Sold for $900,000? [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

In ‘Titanic,’ Leonardo DiCaprio famously declared, “I’m king of the world!” And while it may not be quite as grand, two Vietnamese buyers are now kings — or at least owners — of the smallest town in the US after buying it this week for $900,000.

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Could Virtual IRS Audits Someday Be a Reality? – Dollars and Sense

Finding out you’re being audited by the IRS can be pretty scary, especially when you have to meet with an auditor in person. But what if you could deal with the whole mess via video-conferencing from the comfort of your own home?

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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Man Pays $5 for Early Andy Warhol Sketch Worth $2 Million — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

Buying something for a few bucks and finding out it’s worth millions is the stuff of every yard sale fanatic’s dreams. And for one British man, that dream actually came true.

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Were You One of the 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers That May Have Been Stolen? — Dollars and Sense

If you have a Visa Card, MasterCard or Discover Card, you’d better keep a close eye on your bills.

Global Payments, a third-party processor of credit card payments, said Sunday that a data breach it experienced last week may have compromised about 1.5 million card numbers.

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