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Woman Sells Her Kidney, Lung, Corneas, Liver to Pay the Rent

When times get hard, it sometimes becomes necessary to unload valuable possessions as a means for getting over the hump, so to speak. However, when financial desperation forces you to sell your non-vital organs just to pay the rent, maybe it's time to get a part-time job or something.

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American Express Deceives Customers, Will Issue $85 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Have an American Express card that you never leave home without? You can expect a refund.

According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, American Express will be refunding $85 million to some 250,000 customers due to what officials are calling deceptive practices that include the charging of illegal late fees and discrimination against applicants 35 years old and up.

For nearly a decade, American Express was guilty of committing various infractions against its card owners that cheated customers into believing they were obtaining benefits like sign-up bonuses and improved credit scores that never came to pass.

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Are You Spending More on Your Cell Phone Than on Groceries? — Survey of the Day

The basic necessities of life may be food, water and shelter, but a new survey suggests the modern day world might be prepared to trade in sustenance for communication, as many Americans are now spending more money on their cell phone plans than they are on things to eat.

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7 Things To Do If You Ever Find Yourself Homeless

Today’s world is a tough one. The economy is in such shambles that even white collar workers are scrounging for cash. The days of things costing a nickel and America being the king of all kings are far over and unfortunately, society is in the middle of feeling the harsh after affects of a troubled economy: We’re living in smaller houses, we’re losing our jobs … occasionally worse things are happening. Most have had make drastic lifestyle changes; the times of incessant praise and financial welcoming are over. Allow us to introduce you to the land of the homeless.

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Show Them the Money! Majority of Women Now Earn Most of the Household Income — Dollars and Sense

That age-old custom of men being the primary breadwinners may now officially be dead — a new study shows the majority of women now bring home most of the bacon.

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Reasons To Quit – Stop Smoking Ad Gets Great Results [Video]

It is amazing how strong our will power is when we understand the reasons behind our actions. If you desire to quit smoking, this might be all the reason you need.

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Brace Yourselves, Parents! The Cost of Raising a Child Just Went Up — Dollars and Sense

Pretty much everyone knows that raising a child is getting more and more expensive. But did you know that the cost of doing so went up $8,000 in just one year?

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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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Illinois Mayor Asks His Citizens to Attempt the Impossible – Boycott Gas Stations

It’s no secret that gas prices have reached astronomical levels, but one town’s gas prices have apparently gotten so high that its mayor has gotten fed up with pumping money into the pumps.

That mayor is Tim Baldermann of New Lenox, Illinois, and he’s called for a boycott of the gas stations in his suburban town.

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Some Companies Are Actually Letting Co-Workers Determine Employee Bonuses

The company bonus might be a novel way to motivate employees and reward good work throughout the year, but it’s sometimes hard to gauge at bigger companies.

That may be why some firms are trying a novel way to award bonuses.

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