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How Many Men Are Okay Paying for a First Date? — Dollars and Sense

There is something to be said for a young man who, in an attempt to sweep his newfound lady friend off her feet, takes her out for a romantic meal at a nice restaurant, gazes deeply into her eyes, and ... asks if she'd mind picking up half the check.

And that something is: chivalry is dead. Well, almost.

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Meijer the Only Michigan Based Company to Make List Of 100 Fastest Growing Retailers

It's still a tough economy, and Michigan still struggles more than most states. Unemployment is high, houses are vacant, and a lot of businesses are closed, or survive from month to month. It should really come as no surprise that only one Michigan based business found its' way on to the Hot 100 List as compiled by the National Retail Foundation's 'Stores' magazine.

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Would You Quit Your Job If You Won the Lottery? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from CouponCabin.com of 2,570 adults, 50 percent play the lottery. And of that percentage, 65 percent would continue to live frugally it they happened to win big.

But would a frugal life include keeping their job and continuing to draw their salary?

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Made in the USA
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Do You Look for the Made in the USA Label When You Buy? Everyone Else Does — Dollars and Sense

You might not think anyone is paying much attention to that “Made in the USA” tag found on product packaging all over the country, but new research suggests that you would be dead wrong. In fact, more than ever before, Americans are using the popular label to guide their purchasing decisions.

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The Products You Buy Are Shrinking — But Not the Prices You Pay

No, it's not your imagination: Manufacturers of many popular products sold in supermarkets across the United States have been downsizing their products. The problem, though, is that companies selling those products in stores appear to be trying to get away with charging the same prices for these lesser versions.

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Are You Lower, Middle or Upper Class? — Survey of the Day

There has been much discussion and debate about how much damage the great recession did to the middle class. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center it has certainly affected at least the way Americans view their financial standing.

Pew asked 2,508 adults if they were in the upper class, upper-middle class, middle class, lower-middle class or lower class. T

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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Will Drought Cause Popcorn Prices to Jump in Movie Theaters? — Dollars and Sense

The drought crippling the Midwest has many farmers standing with their hands in the air wondering what to do about the countless rows of crops that have been left for dead by the summer’s scorching triple-digit heat.

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Which Jobs Are Disappearing Quickest?

It has been predicted that by 2020, the United States will experience a nearly 14.5 percent labor increase, making room for an additional 20 million new jobs as the result of this country’s growing population and competitive marketplace.

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Where Are the Most Expensive Cities in America? — Dollars and Sense

We all want to stretch a dollar, but there’s one place in America that it’s getting harder and harder to do so.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Is Keeping Your Change — Dollars and Sense

Saying the phrase “keep the change” has been a nice way of tipping a little extra for good service for many years, but recently the gourmet burrito-slinging Mexican grill known as Chipotle has taken it upon themselves to keep it without your permission.

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Who Should Pay for a Wedding? — Survey of the Day

Tradition dictates that a bride’s parents pay for a wedding.

But is that still the norm as nuptials become more and more costly and people are getting married at older and older ages?

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