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Man Saves Pennies Since ’70s, Cashes Out Over $5,000

He wasn’t saving his pennies for a rainy day.

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Starting a House Hunt? 6 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home

From loan pre-approval to local market rates, here are six important things to know before you start the home-buying process.

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Elementary School’s Crazy ‘Pay to Pee’ Policy Is About as Popular as You Think It Is [VIDEO]

There has got to be a better way to teach children how to manage their money.

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[AUDIO] Utica Audit For 2013 Presented To Common Council

The City of Utica Audit for the 2013 was released to the Common Council last night.

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5 Quick Facts So You Finally Know What a 401(k) Is

We all kind of know what a 401(k) is. It’s retirement money. But beyond that, what actually isa 401(k)? These aren’t the things we discuss with our parents around the dinner table before we’re thrust out into the working world.

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Woman Triumphs By Getting $10,000 Check for Unknowingly Paying to Light Streetlamps the Last 25 Years

Reading utility bills can be frustrating. The total amount is usually higher than we think it should be, and figuring out why is nearly impossible.

But one Connecticut woman now knows the reason for her inflated bills: for more than two decades, she was paying the cost of juicing two city streetlamps.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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Will You Be Able to Afford Health Care in 20 Years? — Dollars and Sense

Some doctors have made a scary discovery: by 2035, the average family could face medical costs exceeding their total income.

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Can ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Saw’ Mess With Your Finances?

While watching horror movies might seem like harmless fun, it could end up costing you more than the price of a ticket or a rental, say researchers.

A study to come out of the University of California, Berkeley found that scary movies can affect our financial decisions. Participants were split into two groups, one given horror films to watch and the other historical documentaries. Afterward, both groups participated in stock market simulations.

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