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Would You Rather Have A Paper Dollar or $1 Coin? [Poll]

Lawmakers are introducing a bill to replace the dollar bill with a $1 coin. The switch would save anywhere from $200 million to $500 million because the coins stay in circulation longer.

In a recent survey, 70% of Americans want to keep the paper dollar. Would you rather have a paper dollar or $1 coin?

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U.S. Banks Testing Dramatically Higher ATM Fees
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Free Money? Are You Honest or Not?

Erin Bishop posted about a 'free money' scenario, find out what it was and take the poll!

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C.C. Chapman, Flickr.com
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Prepared To Retire? Survey Points Out Pitfalls

It's not a good combination.....people are living longer, jobs are harder to find, and Social Security is in financial trouble. It makes retirement planning that much more difficult.

Research bears out that most people feel that they are not, and might not, be ready for their retirement

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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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LostinAngeles, flikr
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Why Do the Rich Live Longer Than the Poor?

Wondering how long someone might live? You might want to just check their bank account. Wealthy people have a longer life expectancy, researchers have found. But the question is: why?

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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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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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pete, Flickr
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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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Verizon Will Charge $2 Extra for Some Methods of Payment [UPDATE]

 

CNN reports that Verizon has decided to scrap its new policy, due to overwhelming complaints.

If it feels like you're being nickled-and-dimed to death, it's probably because you are. Beginning January 15th, you'll be charged a $2 "convenience fee" in order to use certain methods of paying your Verizon bill. Convenient.

Hit the jump for the breakdown.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Security Firm Suing Britney Spears for $140,000

The ongoing saga of the legal battle between Britney Spears and her former bodyguard keeps getting bigger. A security firm he worked for claims she gypped them out of half a year’s worth of fees, and now they’re taking her to court. They are seeking damagesofr more than $140,000.

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Your Chance to Win Ten Thousand Dollars Cash!

Car 108 is giving you a chance to win $10,000!

On December 1st you could be the lucky winner of  TEN GRAND. Say goodbye to those holiday bills by entering to win some serious cash, and maybe get 10 Grand in YOUR  hand!

 

 

 

 

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