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‘Insufficient Funds’ for You, Big Business for Your Bank — Dollars and Sense

Consumer error appears to be greatly benefiting the financial industry, as a new banking report finds that charges to checking accounts caused by insufficient funds generated $31.5 billion last year. That is up from $30.8 million the year before, marking roughly an overall 2 percent increase.

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Discover Misleads Cardholders, Will Issue $200 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Do you have a Discover card? If so, you can expect to receive a refund.

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ATM Fees Skyrocket, Again, While Free Checking Disappears — Dollars and Sense

The days of the free checking account are nearing extinction and ATM fees are on the rise, according to the latest financial research from bankrate.com. Those annoying ATM surcharges that consumers incur every time they withdraw cash from a money mover that is not the property of the their bank have risen once again, to an all-time high of $2.50, up 4 percent from last year.

And lest you think we would mislead you by using a term like "skyrocket" in the headline to describe a mere 4 percent increase—there's more ...

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New Rule to Make It Super Easy for Stay-at-Home Parents to Get Credit Cards

There is some relief coming for stay-at-home parents who are often starved of credit access because of lacking personal finances.

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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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New Research Reveals Americans Feel Their Jobs Are Safe

There is only one thing worse than having to get up early in the morning to go to work, and that is going to work with the feeling that the bottom of your career is about to fall out from under you.

Fortunately, it appears as if the majority of the population is not worried about something like that happening in their current position.

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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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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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Are You Spending More on Your Cell Phone Than on Groceries? — Survey of the Day

The basic necessities of life may be food, water and shelter, but a new survey suggests the modern day world might be prepared to trade in sustenance for communication, as many Americans are now spending more money on their cell phone plans than they are on things to eat.

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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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