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Wendy’s Surpasses Burger King in US Sales — Dollars and Sense

When it comes to burger chains, McDonald’s still reigns supreme — but new data shows Wendy’s has now overtaken Burger King for the runner-up spot in the US.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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TLC Issues Casting Call for ‘Extreme Cheapskates’ — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

If you can pinch the brass right off a penny, TLC may be looking for you — it’s currently casting for its new reality show, ‘Extreme Cheapskates.’

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Will You Be Able to Afford Health Care in 20 Years? — Dollars and Sense

Some doctors have made a scary discovery: by 2035, the average family could face medical costs exceeding their total income.

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Why Has Tide Detergent Become So Popular with Thieves? — Dollars and Sense

Even the most cash-strapped among us still need clean clothes, which could explain why Tide laundry detergent has become the go-to item for shoplifters all over the country.

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High Gas Prices Mean More Americans Use Public Transportation — Dollars and Sense

While public transportation was the primary way Americans got around in the 1940s, the boom in car ownership eventually meant fewer people on subways and buses.

But thanks to high gas prices and an improving economy, that seems to be changing.

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Could You Live on $2 a Day? Lots of Americans Do – Dollars and Sense

There are a lot of celebrities that won’t get out of bed for less than a quarter of a million dollars, but a lot more Americans are surviving on much, much less.

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Cruise Lines Cut Prices to Attract Skittish Vacationers — Dollars and Sense

Ever wanted to take a cruise? Bargain shoppers might find this to be the perfect time to book a seafaring voyage.

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