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“Maine Open Checkbook” Gives Look at Government Spending

It is easy to talk about how state government spends our tax dollars, but now we can get a look at some numbers. In his State of the State speech Gov. LePage talked about “Open Maine Checkbook”. The goal is help government be more transparent. 

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The Thinker
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The 7 Things Men Worry About the Most

I know men seem to have their act together all the time and never worry about anything (yes that is sarcasm.) The truth is, men do worry and according to relationship expert and bestselling author Charles J Orlando there are 7 things men fear the most. 

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

‘CA$H’ Coalition Helping Mainers with Taxes + Money Matters

‘CA$H Maine’ is a lot of groups helping a lot of people. First of all, CA$H stands for ‘Creating Assets, Savings and Hope.’ The group is made up from 50 non-profit and for-profit partners working together to help low and moderate income Mainers make the most of their money.

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Stainless Steel Paper Clip is So For Money and It Doesn’t Even Know It

Back before we were pulling in mad cash for writing this blog, several of the writers and editors used common office supplies for other purposes. We used bulldog clips during office S&M sessions, scrap paper as kindling to heat the office and paper clips to hold our dollar bills together.

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Christmas Gifts + Tips to Give + How Much

Every year it seems people struggle with the question, 'How much of a holiday tip should I give to the person that supplies services to me during the year?’ Good question because it does vary from service to service. Here’s a few to get you started.

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Gold Dust
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$300K in Gold Dust Found in Sacramento Home

If you live in Sacramento, it's time to start tearing out the walls: these homeowners stumbled over roughly $300,000 in gold dust during a heater installation.

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Abe Lincoln on a $100 Bill?

It was a case of mistaken identity or a case of just plain dumb. According to the Jamestown Sun a Rhode Island man was trying to pass fake $100 bills at a Target store in Attleboro, Massachusetts, but the counterfeiter made one tiny mistake.

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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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Sadly, People Would Rather Tweet Stuff Than Have Sex With Each Other

Facebook and email are more seductive than the erotic allure of your partner, according to a new study. Researchers have found that it is easier for a person to turn down sex than it is to keep from checking his messages.

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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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