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Can You Still See Movies Without Breaking the Bank? — Dollars and Sense

Ticket prices for movies recently hit an all-time high of almost $8.00, and with the current state of the economy, that’s meant a lot of people don’t head to cineplexes as often as they used to.

But that doesn’t mean folks aren’t seeing movies — they’re just finding more cost-effective ways to do it.

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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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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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It’s Getting More Expensive to Go to the Movies

Been to the movies lately? The price of movie tickets hit an all-time high in 2011 — $7.93 on average. While prices go up, profits at the box office go down.  So what’s going on?

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Family Won't Spend Money for the Month
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Family Won’t Spend Money For One Month

A family in California has decided not to spend any money this month, except to buy milk for the kids. Mom and dad were bothered by how much money they spent over the holidays so they decided to test this out as an experiment.

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Powerball Jackpot at $325 Million for Saturday’s Drawing

Tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot is $325 million dollars. That's a lot of moolah.
If you won, a lump sum payout would give you a check for just over $200 million. That would put you in the same tax bracket as Prince Fielder. After Uncle Sam takes his pound of flesh, you'll still have more than $100 million left over to try to eke out a living.

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Tax Filers Rush To Finish Returns
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Free Tax Help Available in Flint Area

It's income tax filing season, and the majority of Americans will get money back from the government. If you're not sure about filling out all those tax forms, and can't afford to pay someone to do it for you, help is available to most lower income taxpayers free of charge. The IRS has a Taxpayer Assistance Center at 815 S. Saginaw in Flint. You can get help and tax forms there Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.

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An Entire Town Shared In A $950-Million Lottery Jackpot — Except For One Guy!

How would you like to be that one guy? Forever known as the guy that didn't win any of the lottery money. About 70 households in Sodeto, Spain bought winning tickets for Spain's Christmas lottery. But one man was overlooked when a group made the rounds selling lottery tickets to raise money last year. Bad time to take a bathroom break.

More on how Mr. Lucky blew it after the jump.

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Tax Preparers Work Night Shift As Tax Deadline Nears
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Happy(?) Birthday Federal Income Tax

On February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment to the Constitution was ratified. In case you were sleeping in history class, that is the amendment that granted Congress the authority to levy taxes on income.

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Pay For Facebook? Experts Predict Future Fee

Would you pay for Facebook? A technology research company is predicting that we can expect an option to pay for Facebook in the future, according to Fox News. Analysts say there could be a premium charge for subscribers and more advertising.

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Is Cheating on Your Taxes Okay?

It is getting to be that time of year. Tax day is right around the corner — but that doesn’t mean we’ll all pay our fair share. We would all like to pay a little less and the "fudging" of tax number could make that happen. Would you, or do you, do that?

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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People Spending More Money For Valentine’s Day

More people are going to spend more money this year for Valentine's Day, which is up eight percent from last year. Some will spend up to $200 between flowers, gifts and dinner, while four million Americans are expected to get engaged. 

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