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The Price of Renting a Home Is Going Up, Up, Up

People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting.

So it’s probably not surprising that rent across the US is rising accordingly, about six percent in the past year alone.

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Many Food Workers Aren’t Making Enough to Feed Themselves — Dollars and Sense

Nearly one in five Americans employed in the private sector has a food industry job, and according to a new study, the vast majority aren’t being paid a living wage.

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Disney World Raises Prices, Retains Title of ‘Most Expensive Theme Park’

Just days after a recent study indicated theme park attendance is rising, Disney has announced it’s bumping up admission prices at Disney World, thus allowing the Florida vacation spot to retain the dubious title of “most expensive theme park.”

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How Can You See Movies for Just $1 This Summer? — Dollars and Sense

If you love going to the movies but are on a limited budget, this will give you cause for celebration: hundreds of theaters across the US will be selling tickets to selected movies and showings for just $1 this summer.

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Fitch Downgrades Spain’s Sovereign Debt Rating To BBB

Spain (WIBX) - As Spain faces mounting debt problems, the credit rating company, Fitch, is downgrading the country's sovereign debt rating.

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Tough Job Market Leads to Rise in Tattoo Removals [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

With the job market being so tight, people are trying to do whatever they can to give themselves an edge — including having their tattoos removed.

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Many Consumers Now Using Credit Cards for Basic Needs — Dollars and Sense

Once upon a time, people used credit cards as back-up funds, tapping into them only when an unforeseen emergency arose.

But now, thanks to the current state of the economy, a staggering number of consumers are using their cards for routine bills like mortgages and groceries.

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Walmart Rolls Out Smaller ‘Express’ Stores — Dollars and Sense

Because Walmart doesn’t yet blanket enough of the US (and beyond), the retailer is now rolling out smaller versions of itself called Walmart Express stores. And they already seem quite profitable.

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Boo! New Parking Meter Erases Remaining Time When You Leave — Dollars and Sense

It’s always a nice surprise to pull up to a parking meter and find time left over from the previous driver. But in Denver, new sensors could keep it from happening.

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How Much Will People Spend on Graduation Gifts This Year? — Dollars and Sense

Student loan debt may be skyrocketing, but the students themselves will likely leave school with some nice presents — a new survey shows Americans will spend almost $5 billion on graduation gifts this year.

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