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How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy? — Dollars and Sense
A new poll finds that contrary to popular belief, money really can buy happiness. The survey even put an exact price tag on it: $50,000. Researchers at Marist Institute for Public Opinion surveyed 1,200 people and asked them to rate their level of satisfaction in areas of their lives like family, ne…
Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?
Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week. The Energy Information Association released…
Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner to Jump 13 Percent This Year
According to the American Farm Bureau, the price of Thanksgiving dinner will be 13 percent higher this year than last, marking the biggest jump since 1990. While everything — from the cranberries to the sweat potatoes to pumpkin pie mix — will be more costly in 2011, most of the rise i…
Wall Street Bonuses Slated to Decline in 2011
In news that will likely make all those Occupy Wall Street protestors cheer, New York compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects the average Wall Street bonus will decline by 20 percent to 30 percent this year. While traders, bankers and top executives typically receive healthy base sa…
Bank of America Will Not Charge Monthly Fee for Debit Card Usage
In September, Bank of America announced it would soon begin charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit cards, saying it was recouping losses from new laws that limited how much it could charge merchants when debit cards were swiped during transactions. But after a firestorm of negativ…

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