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Wondering Where Your Tax Refund Is? Don’t Check With the IRS

If you filed your taxes electronically, you may be wondering where your refund is. And, if you visited the IRS website’s “Where’s my refund?” page, you may have been given an error message that says the IRS has no information about your return.

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Giving Kids an Allowance May Do More Harm Than Good — Dollars and Sense

For years, the prevailing wisdom behind doling out allowances to kids has been that the practice helps children learn about budgets, which, in turn, leads to better spending habits when they grow up — assumptions that may not be true.

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Which Cities Are the Best — And Cheapest — For Single People? — Dollars and Sense

Are you single and ready to mingle? You may want to head to the Midwest.

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Why Does It Cost So Much to Go to the Movies?

The price of movie tickets hit an all-time high last year — $7.93 on average, a four-cent increase from 2010. At the same time, box office earnings sank a full four percent. So what’s going on?

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What Are the Top 10 Products We Use the Most Coupons On?

Coupons are making a comeback, thanks to Americans trying to find ways to deal with the economic downturn. According to NCH Marketing Services’ 2012 coupon facts survey, we redeemed $4.6 billion worth last year, a 59 percent increase from five years ago.

But what do we use them for most?

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Why Is a Woman in New York Suing the City for $900 Trillion?

There are million-dollar — and even billion-dollar — lawsuits. But if a woman in Staten Island, NY has her way, she’ll get trillions in damages.

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Komen Reverses Funding Cuts to Planned Parenthood

Earlier this week, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation said it was cutting funds for breast cancer screenings conducted at Planned Parenthood facilities — and a remarkable firestorm of negative publicity followed.

On Friday, the nation’s largest breast-cancer advocacy agency waved the white flag and backed down.

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Entire Town Wins Lottery — Except for One Person

We’ve all seen those stories about groups of people who routinely buy lottery tickets together, only to have one member of the pack fail to do so the week they strike it rich.

Now something similar has happened again — in Spain.

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