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There Are Things Your Credit Card Company Won’t Let You Buy

I use my credit card/debit card for just about everything and if the credit card companies REALLY want to fully replace cash in our lives, they should let us be as SKETCHY as we want with the stuff we buy.

According to the website CardRatings.com from Smart Money, both Visa and MasterCard ban their card holders from buying chips at a casino, paying for online gambling, or even donating to certain charities.  Like, for example, a fund for the document hacking site WikiLeaks.

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Would You Rather Have a Perfect Body or One Million Dollars?

In a new survey by Nutrisystem in Time, they asked people:  Would you rather have your dream body for the rest of your life . . . or win $1 MILLION in the lottery?

 And . . . 22% went with the body.  The other 78% of Americans would rather take the cash.

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Man Gives Back $45,000 He Found in New House

Josh Ferrin isn't all about the benjamins.

Ferrin recently returned $45,000 in cash he found in the attic of his new Bountiful, Utah home to the family of the house's previous owner.

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Survey: Do Married Couples Talk About Money Before Marriage? [VIDEO]

When you get married, you take the other person for richer or poorer, right? Well, with wedding season itching closer than the space between belly button and cummerbund, you might want to know just how rich and how poor you’re talking about before exchanging "I dos."

A new survey from COUNTRY Financial found that only 51% of couples discussed how they would manage their money before tying the knot.

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The Two Keys To a Good Relationship

 According to a new study by Time, having a good, satisfying relationship is EASY.  All you've got to do is pay the bills on time and pay attention to how much your partner WEIGHS.

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What Do You Get When You Pay $6,390 For a Toilet?

Kohler is about to start rolling out a new toilet called the Numi.  It'll cost you $6,390 to have one in your house.  So, what do you get when you pay that much for a toilet?  Here's a list of what it does and doesn't feature.

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Ten Things That Suddenly Cost Way More

There were some new numbers last Friday about the Consumer Price Index . . . that's a measurement of the overall price of household goods.  According to the new stats, it's gone up 2.7% in the last year.

And the price of gas . . . which has gone up 28% in the last year . . . is just the tip of the iceberg.  Here are ten other things that either ALREADY cost more, or are ABOUT to cost more.

#1.)  Plane Tickets. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, domestic fares went up 22% between August and February, mostly because of gas prices.

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American Parents are Still Supporting Their Adult Children

Remember when it was considered a bad thing to move back in with your folks?  According to a new survey, statistically, you're the weird one if you're an adult who ISN'T still sucking money out of your parents.

This is crazy . . . but in a national survey of mothers ages 46 to 65, more than HALF say they're currently supporting their adult children financially.  MORE THAN HALF.  The MAJORITY of middle-aged parents are still supporting their adult kids.

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CEO Pay Went Up 27% in 2010

I think that in these troubled economic times, sometimes we forget the real victims . . . CEOs.  Do you know how hard it is to be a family with only one private jet?  Or when you can't afford a third butler for your summer home in the south of France?

 Well, THANK GOD, in 2010, CEOs finally got some relief.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median CEO pay in the U.S. jumped 27% in 2010.  For the rest of us, pay went up 2.1%, or about 13 times less. 

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The Happiest Careers In the U.S. Include Biotechnology

According to a new study, people in BIOTECHNOLOGY are the HAPPIEST workers in the country.  So . . . um . . . maybe it's time to train someone else on the deep fryer and switch careers.

CareerBliss.com analyzed nine different factors that go into people's career happiness.  They include everything from work environment and relationships with coworkers, to salary and growth opportunities.

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Man Walks Into Starbucks, Throws Money in the Air [VIDEO]

Local Starbucks customers in Boston got the surprise of their life on St. Patrick's Day, when an unidentified man walked into the famous coffee hot spot and reportedly threw a huge chunk of money in the air.

"A gentleman walked in and yelled three times, 'I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich!' ... and threw a bunch of money," said customer Tara Mardigan, who witnessed the scene. "Everybody was just stunned."

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Why You Shouldn’t Give Money To Panhandlers

Here's a new excuse the next time a homeless guy asks you for change.  Don't go through that ridiculous act where you pat your pockets and say, "Uh, sorry, I don't have any."  Just say, "A study told me not to."

According to a report in "The Atlantic", the Department of Housing and Urban Development says that if you REALLY want to help the homeless, you should give money to charitable organizations that help them, NOT to the people themselves.

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