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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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10 Things You Definitely Should Not Do on Your Taxes

So, you think you’re ready to file your taxes, huh? Well, not so fast.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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What Important Steps Should You Take After You Win the Lottery? — Dollars and Sense

Odds are you don’t possess one of the three winning tickets in the $656 million Mega Millions lottery, whose numbers were drawn on Friday.

But if you are, or if you have the good fortune to come into a fortune by hitting a jackpot in the future, there are some things you need to know.

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Did Someone Really Give Away a $260,000 Lottery Ticket?

A California woman who won $1 million in a lottery earlier this year is claiming she also won $260,000 last week — but the ticket was stolen.

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