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Charitable Giving Up, But Still Less Than Pre-Recession Levels — Dollars and Sense

Money may be tight for lots of Americans, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our spirit of giving. A new study says we actually gave more to non-profits and charities in 2011 than in the year prior — but we’re still way off from the donations seen in 2007.

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How Many Americans Work More Than 40 Hours Per Week?

The eight-hour workday is fairly standard in the United States, and June 19 marks the 100th anniversary of it becoming law for federal workers back in 1912.

Private companies began to follow suit four years later, but these days, working only eight hours a day sometimes seems downright quaint.

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15 of the Strangest Job Interview Questions You Can Possibly Ask

There are fewer high stress situations than a job interview. You’re being asked to endure intensely private scrutiny that a proctologist would find invasive and have to pretend to be interested in the boring speeches and conversation of a man who you will spend the rest of your life pretending is not boring and interesting.

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The Price of Renting a Home Is Going Up, Up, Up

People skittish about the state of the real estate market or whose credit was left in tatters after the economy tanked are increasingly foregoing buying a home in favor of renting.

So it’s probably not surprising that rent across the US is rising accordingly, about six percent in the past year alone.

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Category: Shreveport News
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Disney World Raises Prices, Retains Title of ‘Most Expensive Theme Park’

Just days after a recent study indicated theme park attendance is rising, Disney has announced it’s bumping up admission prices at Disney World, thus allowing the Florida vacation spot to retain the dubious title of “most expensive theme park.”

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Many Consumers Now Using Credit Cards for Basic Needs — Dollars and Sense

Once upon a time, people used credit cards as back-up funds, tapping into them only when an unforeseen emergency arose.

But now, thanks to the current state of the economy, a staggering number of consumers are using their cards for routine bills like mortgages and groceries.

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