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You’ll Never Guess What People Would Actually Do to Be Able to Work From Home

Being able to work from home is a popular employee perk. And according to a new poll conducted by online communications provider TeamViewer, some people want to telecommute so much that they’d be willing to sacrifice some rather unorthodox things just to do it.

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Survey Shows Most of Us Switched Service Providers Last Year — Dollars and Sense

If you’re so happy with your bank, wireless provider and pay TV service that you didn’t switch providers last year, a new study says you’re in the minority.

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Just How High Will Gas Prices Go in 2012? – Dollars and Sense

Remember the summer of 2008 when the highest gas prices on record occurred and the price for a gallon of fuel hit $4.11?

Hate to break this to yah, but a warm winter and tensions in the Middle East have some analysts predicting current prices will top $4 by this spring — and could even climb as high as $6.50.

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JC Penney Gets Rid of Sales in Favor of Permanent Discounts — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

For a die-hard shopper, there’s little more frustrating than buying something at full-price, only to see it go on sale shortly thereafter.

To ward that off, retailing giant JC Penney has announced that starting Feb. 1, it’s discounting all merchandise by at least 40 percent — permanently.

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Study: Buying Life Experiences Makes People Happier

Extroverted people who are open to new experiences are more inclined to spend more of their disposable income on experiences, such as a new restaurant, or a travel expedition, rather than shoes, clothes, or cars, a new study finds.

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Want to Spend Less Money? Try This Secret — Dollars and Sense

You might have a pocketful of cash — but the size of those bills matters when it comes to how much of it you’re likely to spend.

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Are Women Better Than Men When It Comes to Buying a Car?

While the book ‘Women Don’t Ask’ indicates the fairer sex often winds up paying upwards of $1,300 more for a car simply to avoid the sometimes-painful haggling process, a new survey demonstrates women aren’t the pushovers auto-sellers may think they are.

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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future? — Survey of the Day

Most people are at least a little shaky about what the future holds when it comes to their money, but it looks like now is the time people are more fearful of their financial security. According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans are more worried about their economic future than they have been at any point over the last 20 years.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows we’re dropping an awful lot on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — $3,000 per person, on average.

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10 Absurd Consequences of Hostess Filing for Bankruptcy

Hostess, which makes such iconic foods as Wonder Bread and Twinkies, has filed for bankruptcy. The company is some $860 million in debt, so clearly some restructuring is in order.

What happens now, you ask? Here are some possible scenarios of what may take place:

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