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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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$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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The Richest Person in Maine Probably Has You to Thank For It… If You Shop at L.L. Bean

A new list has surfaced of the wealthiest individuals in each state. In order to qualify each must be worth at least $30 million. In Maine, our top dog is Leon Gorman.

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Who Are the Richest People in Each State? — Dollars and Sense

The people at Wealth-X recently put some of the wealthiest people in the United States under their discriminating microscope in an attempt to flush out the richest people in each state. In order to qualify for their glorified rich list, individuals must be worth at least $30 million, a requirement easily met by all of the people on this year's list.

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Two Best Friends Give Away $20 Every Day in the Boston Area

You know that great feeling you get when you find some unexpected money? Maybe you discover a few bucks in the pocket of last winter's coat. Right out of the blue, while walking along there's a ten spot. You think, 'Hey, it's my lucky day!' Well, there's two guys in Wakefield, Mass., who are spreading that good feeling...every day.

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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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