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Still Looking for Tax Deductions? Try One of These Weird Write-Offs

The tax deadline is Tuesday and if that’s news to you, you’re probably either frantically running around your apartment trying to find every loose receipt you can or are Mitt Romney.

Chances are you’re also diving through your year’s worth of finances to see if there is anything left on your credit card statements or checking accounts that you can write off as a deduction

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How Much Are Parents Spending on Their Children’s Proms? — Dollars and Sense

High school proms are getting mighty expensive — and we’re not just talking triple digits, either.

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Where Are the Best Places to Buy a Home? — Dollars and Sense

With 15-year mortgage rates at an all-time low of just 3.11 percent, many people are thinking about making a home purchase. But where you buy could determine how good the investment will turn out to be.

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Who Got Rich When Facebook Bought Instagram? — Dollars and Sense

News broke on Monday that Facebook had acquired the popular photo-sharing service Instagram for the princely sum of $1 billion in cash and stock.

It’s the biggest purchase in the history of the world’s largest social network, and it made new multimillionaires of Instagram’s chief executive and the company’s handful of employees.

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Car Buyers Paying $2,000 More for Vehicles Than They Did a Year Ago — Dollars and Sense

As gas prices rise, consumers often consider switching to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.

But while those cars are usually less expensive than their bigger counterparts, increased demand has resulted in higher sticker prices.

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What Teeny Tiny US Town Just Sold for $900,000? [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

In ‘Titanic,’ Leonardo DiCaprio famously declared, “I’m king of the world!” And while it may not be quite as grand, two Vietnamese buyers are now kings — or at least owners — of the smallest town in the US after buying it this week for $900,000.

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Could Virtual IRS Audits Someday Be a Reality? – Dollars and Sense

Finding out you’re being audited by the IRS can be pretty scary, especially when you have to meet with an auditor in person. But what if you could deal with the whole mess via video-conferencing from the comfort of your own home?

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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Could the Car You Buy Depend on Whether You’re a Republican or Democrat?

Doing some car shopping? According to a new survey, your choice won’t just be based on color or price — it could have something to do with your political leanings, too.

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Were You One of the 1.5 Million Credit Card Numbers That May Have Been Stolen? — Dollars and Sense

If you have a Visa Card, MasterCard or Discover Card, you’d better keep a close eye on your bills.

Global Payments, a third-party processor of credit card payments, said Sunday that a data breach it experienced last week may have compromised about 1.5 million card numbers.

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