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Survey of the Day: 47 Percent of Americans Think Wall Street Harms the Economy

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to generate headlines, so what better time to see what Americans actually think of our esteemed financial institutions?

Forty-seven percent of Americans think Wall Street hurts the American economy more than it helps, whereas only 38 percent think the opposite is true.

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Beware of Fake ATM Machines

It never ceases to amaze me.  All the new ways that creepy criminals are scamming us.  Why,  OH WHY, is common folk allowed to buy ATM machines?  What can come of that?  Seriously, I know homes that have pacman machines, pinball machines, even donkey kong...that's home entertainment, I get that.  But, an ATM machine, what would you do with that?  Scam people!  BEWARE!!!

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You Could Be Carrying Counterfeit Bills In Your Wallet!

I was floored when I read that a woman had no idea that she was carrying three counterfeit $100 bills...and she got them from a BANK!!!

I would NOT know the difference, AND if I used fake money to pay for something and they busted me, even though I was innocent in not knowing it was fake, I would still feel guilty and would LOOK guilty!  How embarrassing!!!!  To avoid embarrassment, I thought I'd share the security features set up by our U.S. Treasury Department.  Hope it helps....

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Dead Soldier Leaves Money to Send Friends to Las Vegas

Everyone needs a friend like David Hart.

The British soldier who was killed by a Taliban bomb last year left more than $160,000 in his will so his friends could go to Las Vegas.

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Fort Lauderdale Police Department
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Robber Forced to Buy Gum to Get Money in Cash Register [VIDEO]

It takes money to make money. That old adage applies even to those on the wrong side of the law.

A robber in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had to buy a pack of gum in order to get a cash register to open when he tried to hold up a discount store earlier this month.

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People More Interested in Pets Than Money in a Divorce: Survey

Fido has some real pull.

A new survey of 1,500 pet owners in the US by petMD has revealed some interesting facts.

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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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It’s Hard To Find Good Help Nowadays

It's an old saying, so I guess it's always been hard finding good help.  There has to be more to this story.  A man came in to a CVS pharmacy.  He grabbed a $50 phone card, an almond joy, and a pack of cigarettes.  He then paid with a 1 million dollar bill.

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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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Mom Salary Calculator

Being a mom is a tough job, and one done for zero pay.  If you were hired to do the tasks a mom does, what would it be worth?  You can find out right now.

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Man Finds $9 Million Lottery Ticket in the Nick of Time

Doing your taxes is a pain, and many people put off their preparation until right before the mid-April filing date. Chicago man Irving Przyborski is certainly grateful he got a bit of a jump on his 2010 taxes .

That's because when Przyborski went into his tax files last week, he found a lottery ticket he had bought almost a year before among the paperwork. When Przyborski checked the numbers, he realized he was a winner to the tune of $9 million dollars!

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How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Family?

Just like how looking at a total paid during a mortgage or a car loan can be sobering, this is no small sum.  Of course family is everything and you find a way, but this is still interesting. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average cost per child for the essentials from

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