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Five Money Mistakes to Avoid

Everyone is trying to be smarter with their money these days, but there are some really dumb things that you can do with it as well. So what are the worst ones?  Here are five, according to Yahoo Finance.

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Big Year For Solar Panels, Despite Hardships

Everyone is looking for a way to save on energy, and a cleaner source. Solar Panels have been pushed for years, and we might finally be on the right track with them.

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The Other Winner of That Big Powerball Prize? The I.R.S. — Dollars and Sense

On Wednesday, the Powerball lottery reached a record $587.5 million. So far two winning tickets have been announced, one in Arizona and one in Missouri. But there's at least one more guaranteed winner: the Internal Revenue Serv

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The Middle Class Is Poorer Than It Has Been in 43 Years — Dollars and Sense

The median net worth of working-class Americans is now lingering at a 43-year low of $57,000. 

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What Are the Best 529 College-Savings Plans — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, the investment ratings firm Morningstar released their annual list of the year’s best 529 college-savings plans.

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Olive Garden, Red Lobster Employees File Lawsuit for Unpaid Wages — Dollars and Sense

A lawsuit was filed on Thursday in federal court claiming that wait staff employees from Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster and other restaurant chains across the country associated with Darden Restaurants were underpaid.

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David McNew, Getty Images

Taco Bell Announces Plans to Sell Mountain Dew A.M. on Their Breakfast Menu — Dollars and Sense

Some of you may not believe this, but Mountain Dew was not intended to be consumed for breakfast – that is, until now.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Chipotle Mexican Grill Is Keeping Your Change — Dollars and Sense

Saying the phrase “keep the change” has been a nice way of tipping a little extra for good service for many years, but recently the gourmet burrito-slinging Mexican grill known as Chipotle has taken it upon themselves to keep it without your permission.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Study Finds Target Is Cheaper Than Walmart — Dollars and Sense

If you’re a Walmart shopper because you’re cost-conscious, it may be time to switch your allegiances — turns out Target is now cheaper, and the pricing gap between the two mega-stores is the widest it’s been in two years.

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Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense

The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries.

Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.

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