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You Won’t Believe How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows we’re dropping an awful lot on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — $3,000 per person, on average.

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Do Americans Use Cash or Credit More? — Dollars and Sense

Credit card debt may have jumped during the holiday shopping season, but a new report indicates good old cash is still our first choice when we pay for smaller, everyday items.

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Word Choice Affects Consumer Decision Making

Are you more likely to order pizza from a place that guarantees a delivery time of a half hour, or from a place that offers delivery in 29 minutes? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, most consumers would trust the 29 minute guarantee if it comes from a trustworthy source.

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Men Spend More When Women Are Scarce

Single men who perceive a shortage of available women are more likely to drain their bank accounts in an effort to make themselves appear more attractive to the fairer sex, according to new research on competition in the dating world.

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Red Cross Fined $9.6 Million for Blood Safety Violations

In the second multi-million-dollar penalty levied against the American Red Cross in the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration has fined the agency nearly $9.6 million for “sloppy and unsafe blood management practices.”

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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Oh My! Coins on the Rise in the US — Dollars and Sense

Officials at the US Mint have spotted a sign they say is indicative of an improving economy — coin shipments are increasing.

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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It — Dollars and Sense

A solid education is important for kids. But while you’re busy making sure their reading and math skills are up to par, don’t forget to teach them about money, too — it could keep them from falling into bad habits later on.

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What Happens to Unredeemed Gift Cards?

The holidays may be over, but chances are you’ve got a constant reminder: a gift card. Gift cards are always a popular choice for holiday gifts, so you’d think more of them would actually be redeemed — but experts believe at least $2 billion worth of the cards given last year will never see a cash register.

So what happens to all that money?

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