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How Much Money Do Parents Shell Out in Allowance? — Dollars and Sense

Lots of adults remember receiving an allowance when they were growing up — but chances are good it wasn’t what today’s kids get. A new poll reveals modern children pocket almost $800 a year from their parents.

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Discover Plans to Have PayPal in Millions of Retail Outlets in 2013 — Dollars and Sense

Soon you will be able to use your PayPal account to make purchases at millions of physical retail outlets across the country, thanks to a recent collaboration between merchants and Discover.

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The Rich Fail to Spread the Wealth By Donating Less to Charity Than the Middle Class Does — Dollars and Sense

In a world where the portrait of philanthropy is often painted using an upper class model to represent an offering of charity to the less fortunate, sometimes we forget that empathy has a way of digging a little deeper into the pockets of blue jeans than it does a three-piece suit.

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Apple Is Now the World’s Most Valuable Company — Dollars and Sense

As the rumored roll-out of the latest iPhone looms next month, investors seem bullish on Apple.

The tech giant’s market value now exceeds $623 billion, breaking the record set by Microsoft during the halcyon days of the late 1990s dotcom bubble.

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What Are the Most and Least Charitable States? — Dollars and Sense

It’s not uncommon for the religious faithful to tithe, or donate, a portion of their earnings to a church — so it shouldn’t be surprising that some of the most conservative and religious states in the US have been deemed the most charitable.

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Why Do Working Mothers Earn Less Than Fathers? — Dollars and Sense

It’s no secret that job-hunters are having a particularly tough time right now — but if you’re a woman who’s married with kids, you may have a tougher time securing employment than a man in the same scenario.

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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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eBay Bans the Sale of Magic and Other Hocus Pocus — Dollars and Sense

The great beast of worldwide commerce has finally put its filthy hooves on the necks of the occult merchant and slobber jawed the wicked and the mystic right out of business.

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