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What Do You Plan On Doing with Your Tax Refund? — Survey of the Day

The good news is that 67 percent of Americans expect to to get a refund from the IRS this year. The bad news is that much of this money is going to be spent taking care of other debts, rather than be used for something fun.

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Dennis, Flickr
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Would You Rather Have Higher Pay or Job Security? — Survey of the Day

In this economy, people are lucky just to have a job.

Which is perhaps why the majority of Americans would pick job security over higher pay, if given the choice.

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twix, Flickr
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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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Teacher Discovers $9.8 Billion Bank Balance

Wow! Just like Monopoly would say......Bank Error in Your Favor!!
A man in West Bengal, India, had expected to find a balance of $200 during a recent visit to an ATM but instead found 490 billion rupees, or $9...

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pete, Flickr
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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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restlessglobetrotter, Getty Images
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Pennies, Nickels and Dimes, Oh My! Coins on the Rise in the US — Dollars and Sense

Officials at the US Mint have spotted a sign they say is indicative of an improving economy — coin shipments are increasing.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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The Public Agrees, About $150,000 a Year Makes You ‘Rich’ — Survey of the Day

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement focusing attention on the “one percent” and the debate over raising taxes on the wealthy, Gallup asked 1,012 adults how much money they would need to make a year in order to consider themselves rich.

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Forget the Holiday Parties, Employees Just Want the Bonuses — Survey of the Day

While holiday parties are thought to bring on the holiday cheer in employees, a new survey indicates they’d be a lot happier skipping the revelries and pocketing the cash equivalent instead.

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Source:  Willy Volk via flickr
Source: Willy Volk via flickr
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No More Swiss Bank Secrets

The legend has always been that Swiss Bank accounts were thee place to hide your money.  That may not be such a smart plan anymore.
Credit Suisse will hand over details of wealthy Americans with hidden Swiss accounts to the Swiss government, bringing U...

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Kevin Elliott Chi, Flikcr
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San Francisco Restaurant Workers Want Mandatory 25 Percent Tip

Restaurant workers in San Francisco are trying to change the equation on tipping.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Florida-Based Community Bank to Pay Customers for Their Business

In response to Bank of America’s recently announced $5 monthly fee for debit card usage, Florida-based Community Bank is doing the reverse — it’s paying customers to bank with them.

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Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images
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True Story: Qualcomm Stadium Server Trips, Loses $1,000, and Chargers Fans Give it all Back!

I love telling stories of acts of kindness. I think there is good out there, we just hear the hard luck and underbelly of human nature. This story put a lump in my throat and reminded me of favors that have been done for me.

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