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New Report Shows Wage Recovery Across the Board — Dollars and Sense

In a possible sign of further economic recovery, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that wages are making a steady recovery across the board, with a great number of companies now offering higher paying jobs.

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Fraudulent Credit Card Charges Really Do Happen All the Time — Dollars and Sense

Recent reports indicate that the majority of the time when your credit card company calls you to inquire about potentially fraudulent activity on your account, it is not an attempt to sell you additional products and services. Rather, it is a real security warning. and going forward you might want to start answering those calls.

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What Are the Most Reliable Cars on the Road Today?

The latest automotive reliability survey from Consumer Reports came out this week, and Toyota leads the way. Ford, which had been rising in the ranks recently, fell back this year: it now ranks second-to-last among all auto manufacturers.

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The Time Is Now for Getting Sweet Deals on Popular Cars — Dollars and Sense

It is that time of year again, the time of year when auto dealers are desperately trying to rid themselves of the previous year’s models still taking up space on their lots so that they can make room for the new and improved editions on their way in from the manufacturers.

This, of course, benefits the consumer because there is a lot more room to “move and shake” with dealers in hopes of getting a sweet deal on a new ride. However, not every discounted model from the previous year is a good buy.

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Tips on How to Avoid Going Broke This Holiday Season — Dollars and Sense

The season of giving could lead to a year of financial distress, as a recent survey indicates that holiday generosity is making more Americans bro-ho-ho-ho-ke by the beginning of the new year.

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Higher Taxes and Higher Prices Are Coming in 2013 — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of the American economy’s checkered enthusiasm, it appears as if consumers are currently aboard the fast track to higher taxes and rising prices on things like health care and grocery items scheduled to come around at the turn of the new year.

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Third Airline Adds Fee for Carry On Luggage
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Now It’s a Trend: A Third Airline Slaps Passengers With Carry-On-Bag Fee

On flights, it used to be that carry-on luggage was as free as a complimentary bag of peanuts, but that's all starting to change. In fact, a third small airline just added a fee for passengers who wish to bring a carry-on bag.

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Could Gas Prices Fall Below $3 This Holiday Season? — Dollars and Sense

The chances of gas prices falling below the $3 mark anytime in the near future might seem unlikely, but analysts say that it could come close. Fuel costs, already dropping, are expected to continue to do so for the rest of the year.

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Thief Made $70,000 a Week Crawling on Movie-Theater Floors — Dollars and Sense

It took some serious slithering, but Anthony Johnson was able to steal as much as $70,000 a week from unsuspecting movie-theater patrons.

According to an accomplice who turned on him, Johnson would purchase a ticket for a movie that women were likely to see. Then he and a female partner would crawl around on the floor of the dark theater, plundering the purses sitting at the ladies' feet.

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How Much Are You Planning to Spend on Halloween? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from National Retail Federation, about seven in 10 plan on celebrating Halloween this year. Since revelry isn't always free, the next question the NRF polled is how much celebrants plan on spending on the holiday this year.

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Category: Halloween, Money

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