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Would You Quit Your Job If You Won the Lottery? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from 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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Americans Have Spent a Ridiculous $5.9 Billion Fixing Their iPhones

People sure do love their iPhones, but they also can't seem to stop dropping them—good news for the booming iPhone-repair business. In fact, a recent accident survey by SquareTrade found that the American population has spent nearly $5.9 billion fixing their damaged phones since the first device hit the market in 2007.

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Sharon Buck Goes Grocery Shopping and Keeps It Under 100…Dollars

Oh, it's not easy. With the price of gas and oil, people have been having to cut where it hurts the most...the fridge.

What do you do when you have kids or pets at home? When you need toilet paper or paper towels? What about the little extras like a half gallon of ice cream every once in a while?

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Made in the USA
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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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Cruise Discounts

In these tough economic times it may seem like taking a cruise ship vacation is way out of your budget but there is a company that can save you up to 75% off cruise prices. 'Vacations To Go' is one service that is committed to save you big on cruises around the world. Destinations like the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Antarctica even Africa are available on these money saving trips. For 25 years 'Vacations To Go' has worked with cruise lines to sell their unsold cabins at huge last minute discounts.

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You Won’t Believe How Many Families Do Not Have a Bank Account — Dollars and Sense [POLL]

It might seem almost impossible to operate in today’s economic world without the use of a bank account, but a new survey suggests that many Americans are actually doing it, opting to finance their daily lives with quick cash services and prepaid credit cards.

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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...

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Study Shows that Most Workers Don't Expect Holiday Bonus
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Study Shows Most Workers Don’t Expect Any Holiday Bonus — Dollars and Sense

Listen up employers. According to a new study, most workers would be happy with virtually any amount as a holiday bonus, even a measly $25.

That's most likely because the majority don't expect to get anything at all.

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Will High Ticket Prices Keep Fans Away? — Sports Survey of the Day

Sports often go through spurts of change or expansion, but there is one constant: the ever-rising cost of a ticket.

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Gett Images, Photo by John P. Kelly

Maine Lobster Prices Low

Lower lobster prices may seem like a good idea, and for consumers it may be, but for the Maine lobster industry it’s not. They want higher prices for their product---which is at a 30 year low.

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