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What Is Bank of America Charging Customers for This Time? – Dollars and Sense

Bank of America, seemingly undaunted by last year’s consumer backlash after instituting debit card fees, is now trying out new charges on checking accounts.

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What Is the Richest Country? Hint – It’s Not the US

The United States is often touted as being one of the richest countries in the world, but compared to many other nations, it seems we have some serious catching up to do. In fact, in a new Forbes list of the wealthiest lands on the globe, the US didn’t even place in the top five.

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Casino Dishes Out Money to Gamblers for Each Pound They Weigh

Fat Tuesday took on a whole new meaning earlier this week at a Florida casino, where gamblers were given a dime in slot machine credits for every pound they weighed.

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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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