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Powerball Jackpot Rises To $170 Million
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Powerball Jackpot at $170 Million

If I win the Powerball jackpot tomorrow night, I plan to continue working. Working on a suntan, working on traveling to as many exotic places as possible. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it. The February 1st Powerball drawing will feature a jackpot of $170 million.

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The Cheapest Time to Book a Flight? — New Study To Save You Money

We went to Florida over the Christmas holiday, and spent a lot of time beforehand searching for the cheapest fares. There were people who said that Tuesday nights after midnight there were special sale on the internet (I never found them). Or, the "earlier you buy, the better rate you get". Not true for us! So now, there is a  new study, that says getting the best prices by buying as early as possible, may not necessarily be true.

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It’s Unbelieveable How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

In this day of a tight budgets, in a tight economy, you might find it hard to believe how much the average American spends for coffee and lunch on a daily basis. A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows that on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — we spend almost $3,000 per person, on average.

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Cash or Credit -Your Preference? — Dollars and Sense

Retailers reported that the use of  credit cards  jumped during the holiday shopping season, but there also is a  new report that would suggest that cash is still our preference in many instances.

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Amazing Prices on Cold Weather Gear — Dollars and Sense

We hear all the debate about global warming. Well, it seems that a group scientists from NASA NASA  recently announced the earth’s surface temperature is slowly rising, giving us a very mild wi8nter thus far — and now it seems that phenomena is affecting the prices you’ll pay for winter clothing and gear

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Teacher Discovers $9.8 Billion Bank Error, Gives Money Back

Parijat Saha, a teacher in West Bengal, India got a very big surprise at a recent visit to the ATM. Saha, who earns a salary of 35,000 rupees or about $700 a month, had expected his account balance to be around $200. To his shock, it was suddenly 490 BILLION Rupees or about 9.8 billion U.S. dollars. What Saha did next was a surprise to me.

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Gas prices are on the rise again in Flint
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Gas Prices Could Hit $5 A Gallon By Summer

Last week analysts were predicting gas prices could reach $4.50 a gallon by Memorial Day and now experts are saying they could soar to $5 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. They say if it does reach $5, you can expect to see gas prices around this same price for the entire summer.

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Credit Cards Reason For Strong Black Friday?

So, did you spend more on Christmas this year than you planned? Did you pay cash or did you use those credit cards?  Even though the retailing industry reported very strong sales on Black Friday, there is  new data that shows where much of that money came from: credit cards.

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Teen Gets $1.8 Million Mansion For Birthday

Some kids get a car for their 16th birthday, others get a party, but one Dallas girl received a mansion from her dad as her gift! The home known as Belle Nora, cost roughly $1.8 million. The girl told her dad that she loved the house and joked that he should buy it for her, so he did.

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Walgreens Store Offering Sushi, Wine and More

One Walgreens store in Chicago will start offering sushi, wine, juice bars, a barista, self serve frozen yogurt and more. The new upscale store will also feature a manicure/pedicure station and a cosmetics department.

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Yikes! Gas Prices Spike Again

Gas prices spiked in the Flint area just before Christmas. They took another jump just before the end of 2011. Less than a week into 2012, the price jumped again.

Unleaded gasoline could be had for less than 3 dollars a gallon in Flint a few days before Christmas. Now it's 3.59 just 3 weeks later.

Did demand/consumption bring about the price hike? Negative. Instability in the Middle East has caused speculators to jack up the price of crude oil and unleaded gas on the commodities markets.

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Man Eats Goats’ Heads To Save Money [Video]

Have you seen "Extreme Cheap Skates" on TLC? In this one episode, a guy is featured who goes on a spending fast several times a year, only spending loose change he finds around town. He actually buys goats' heads and eats them. Watch this odd video after the jump.

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