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Sorry, College Grads, But Working ‘Till You’re Old and Grey Is the New Fad

Medical advancements and healthier living mean many people have longer lifespans these days. That means lots of those older Americans are retiring later than in generations past. In fact, some analysts are calling 70 the new 70 in terms of retirement.

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What’s the Most Awkward Money Moment? – Survey of the Day

It’s been said that money is the root of all evil. That’s debatable but there is no doubt that it can lead to some pretty uncomfortable situations.

CouponCabin.com asked 2,415 adults to list their most awkward money moments.

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Many Food Workers Aren’t Making Enough to Feed Themselves — Dollars and Sense

Nearly one in five Americans employed in the private sector has a food industry job, and according to a new study, the vast majority aren’t being paid a living wage.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Minimum Wage?

With the unemployment rate being what it is, a lot of people these days are being forced to work for minimum wage. But exactly how much you get could depend largely on what state you’re in.

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Happy Income Tax Pay Day

Americans pay over $30,000 in federal, state and local taxes every second of every day. That's about 2 MILLION dollars every Minute. Here are some more taxing facts.

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Should the United States Get Rid of the Penny? – Survey of the Day

Last month Canada joined countries like Australia and Great Britain in eliminating the penny. Is the United States next?

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North Korea Fails in Attempt to Launch Long-Range Missile

North Korea found itself front and center in the international community when it launched a long-range missile Friday morning, local time.

Despite the country’s reported efforts, officials in the US claim the launch failed because the rocket broke before leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.

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12 Ways You Can Tell That You Need a New Accountant

The deadline to pay for your taxes is just a couple of weeks away and if that’s a surprise to you, perhaps you should stop reading now and start looking in the phone book for an accountant who owns a calendar (or at least gives you a free one when you pay him).

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Is Cheating on Your Taxes Okay? More Americans Say ‘Yes’ — Dollars and Sense

Tax day is right around the corner — but that doesn’t mean we’ll all pay our fair share.

An IRS survey last year found the percentage of people who thought it was acceptable to cheat “as much as possible” on their returns doubled compared to 2010.

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Gas Prices Could Hit Record High This Year — Dollars and Sense

If it seems like it’s costing more and more to fill up your gas tank, it’s not just your imagination.

On average, a gallon of fuel costs 22 cents more than it did at this time last year. Worse yet, experts think it’ll climb higher still.

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