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Massachusetts Woman Wins $7 Million Lottery — And Doesn’t Tell Anyone

If you ever have a secret you’re dying to spill but you want it to stay safe, we suggest telling Kathleen Crewe. She can probably be trusted with it — after all, she won a $7 million lottery and kept it to herself for days.

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Disability Costs Could Reach to 77.2 percent of Household Income

If you are living with a severe disability, it could be taking up the majority of your household income.

A study from the University of Salamanca in Spain found 90 percent of the population who live with a serious disability in the country of Spain is suffering from moderate poverty, and 56 percent live in extreme poverty.

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Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Near-Record High — Dollars and Sense

If you have a new credit card, chances are good you’re paying more for the privilege now than ever before — interest rates have reached an almost unparallelled high.

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Verizon Wireless Abandons Plan for $2 Monthly Fee After Customer Uproar

In a head-snapping about-face, Verizon Wireless has dropped the $2 monthly fee it planned to impose on some of its customers.

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Iowa Lottery Winner Finally Materializes to Claim $16.5 Million After Year-Long Delay

On Monday, the deadline passed for an unknown $77 million lottery winner in Georgia to claim the prize. Unbelievable as that may have been, officials in Iowa had a similar situation — days before the deadline, a Hot Lotto ticket worth $16.5 million was still unaccounted for.

But no more. In a squeaker of epic proportions, an attorney for the unnamed winner stepped forward with the valuable little slip of paper on Thursday, just two hours before it would’ve been worthless.

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Verizon Wireless Announces New ‘Convenience Fee’

If you listen closely, you’ll hear the collective screams of a lot of Verizon Wireless customers — the company has announced that starting next month, it will impose a $2 fee on anyone who pays a monthly bill using a credit or debit card online or by phone.

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What Were 2011′s Stupidest Consumer Fees?

As consumers, we’re all used to being nickel-and-dimed to death with fees — from charges for checking a bag when we fly to charges to pay a bill online, we see them every day. They may be small, but they add up. And some were even more egregious than others in 2011.

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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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