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The Cashless Society And The Dangers Of Plastic

Gene also believes that America is inching it's way toward becoming a cashless society. Before you scoff at that, consider this: The Seattle Times reported in 2010 that debit card use had surpassed credit card use, mainly because of fears over debt in the depressed economy. I took my own informal poll among a group of people I had lunch with a couple of months ago. Out of seven of us, only two had any cash at all;

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Canada’s Money May Be on the Verge of Becoming Digital with the ‘MintChip’ — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

Canada has been making some interesting changes to its currency from ditching its penny to pushing pretty, plastic pesos. The latest may become one of the coolest forms of cash on the continent.

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Have You Ever Gone a Week Without Using Cash? [POLL]

Could cold hard cash soon be about as necessary as a pay phone?

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Tip of a Lifetime! Police Let Waitress Keep Drug-Scented $12,000 She Found on Table

Doing the right thing often has its own rewards — but you may need to get a lawyer, first. That’s what one Minnesota waitress learned the hard way.

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Filing Your Taxes at the Last Minute? Here Are Five Things You Need to Know

Remember the kids who always sat in the front of the classroom, the ones who reminded the teacher when she forgot to hand out homework? Those kids grew up into adults who get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, visit the dentist every six months like clockwork and file their taxes as soon as they can.

Then there were the back of the class kids. They’re now the reasons dentists send those “we’ve missed you” cards and cars have low oil lights. If you’re a “back of the classroom” kid, don’t worry — there’s still time to get those taxes filed. Here are a few handy tips for the procrastinators of the world.

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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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12 Unforeseen Downsides to Winning $656 Million in the Lottery

Getting to take home a giant check worth millions in lottery winnings might sound like a dream come true, but it can also be a nightmare. Now someone out there has won at least a share of $656 million and we don’t know who will get the dough. Perhaps there’s a good reason for that.

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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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