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JCPenney Announces Plans to Eliminate Checkout Clerks with Automated Machines — Dollars and Sense

Today many companies are being forced to either change with the times or die.

One of those companies is retail giant JCPenney — where recent struggles inside of an unstable economy have made it difficult for the retail chain to continue to do business as it has for nearly 100 years.

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‘Macho’ Guys Don’t Like It One Bit When Women Outearn Them — Dollars and Sense

We recently learned women are now scoring higher than men on IQ tests, and that ladies currently make up the majority of primary breadwinners.

But new research shows that if there’s one group that isn’t pleased about all that, it’s macho guys.

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New Survey Reveals Parents Are Not Teaching Kids How to Manage Money — Dollars and Sense

This might not come as any surprise to a lot of you, but most teenagers do not have any idea what they are doing when it comes to the world of finances.

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Show Them the Money! Majority of Women Now Earn Most of the Household Income — Dollars and Sense

That age-old custom of men being the primary breadwinners may now officially be dead — a new study shows the majority of women now bring home most of the bacon.

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Don’t Like Your New Chevy? Return It — Dollars and Sense

General Motors announced a first-of-its-kind policy on Thursday: if you buy a Chevrolet and don’t like it, you’ll be able to return most models to the dealership within two months for a full cash refund of the purchase price.

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Many Americans Will Cut Back on Vacation Spending This Year — Dollars and Sense

While travelers globally say they’ll spend more money on vacations this year than they did in 2011, the story is a bit different in the US — here, many people will actually shell out less.

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Consumers Could Soon Pay a Fee on Credit Card Transactions — Dollars and Sense

Current laws prohibit merchants from adding surcharges to credit card transactions, even though the merchants themselves are dinged with fees for accepting the cards.

But thanks to a lawsuit brought by retailers against card-issuers, all that could soon change.

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How Can Setting a Budget Actually Make You Spend More? — Dollars and Sense

People looking to buy something often set a price limit for themselves. But as new research found, that may not be such a good idea — in fact, budgeting could even make you spend more.

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Which Credit Card Companies Have the Best — And Worst — Customer Satisfaction Records? — Dollars and Sense

Before you sign up for a new credit card, wouldn’t it be great to know which companies have the happiest customers? Thanks to a new publicly-available complaint database, now you will — and much of the work has already been done for you.

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How Much Money Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You? — Dollars and Sense

Savvy consumers know having a higher credit score means getting a lower interest rate and paying less over the life of a loan — but how much less?

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