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Getty Images, photo by David Becker

National Parks in Need of Repair but Money is Being Wasted

We were all upset during the government shutdown that the National Parks were closed and it was right to be upset. But a new report from Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on National Parks wasting money is even more upsetting.  Many parks are in need of repair with a maintenance backlog of $2 billion.

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Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday

One-hundred-dollar bills are about to get quite the colorful face-lift.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Back to School Costs Going Up This Year

It looks like back to school costs are going to be higher this year. According to Huntington Bank’s ‘Back Pack Index’, parents can expect to pay 25 percent more this year than last. This is largest increase in the index’s six-year history.

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Getty Images, photo by Streeter Lecka

Some Canadians Think Their New Money Smells Like Maple Syrup

New plastic based Canadian money was introduced in November of 2011 and has now begun circulating around the country, and something seems strange about the new currency. Some Canadians seems to think it smells exactly like Canadian maple syrup. A newspaper tested the $100 bills by sniffing them and the consensus was they smell like syrup.

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New $100 Bills Coming in October

Get ready to throw away all those ratty old Benjamins that are just laying around your house—the newly designed $100 bill will be going into circulation in October.

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Why You Should Beware of Tax-Refund Loans

It takes at least a few days, sometimes longer, to receive your refund after you've filed your taxes with the IRS. Some people, though, just can't seem to wait. This almost certainly is a bad decision.

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$50 Bills…Oh, How They’ve Changed!

What I wouldn't give to just keep these babies but, alas, there are bills to pay.

The strangest thing was is that they were all different.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

“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 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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