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Monopoly Money

By brass Staff on May 1st, 2013 • Business, Money, monopolies, Life

Price manipulation: A dirty phrase that means damage to your wallet by some greedy suit who cornerned that market. Monopolies make it possible.

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Lock, Stock Market, And Three Smokin' Careers In Finance

By Jane Long on May 1st, 2013 • College & Career, finance, Jobs, Wall Street, Life

Despite market crashes and bailout backlash, the world of Wall Street continues to lure young hopefuls into its trenches with the promise of lucrative pay and elite status.

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Adrift In A Consumer Sea: Stopping to think about how we pay for stuff

We're just like Fry from Futurama, thrusting a fist-ful of cash at people offering goods and services and shouting, "Shut up and take my money!"

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Slash Your Expenses: 10 ways to cut everyday costs

By brass Staff on May 1st, 2013 • Bills, cable, Expenses, Internet, Life, Savings

Every month, our paychecks get slowly gobbled up by bills big and small. Here are a few tips on how to save every possible penny.

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In The Clutches Of Credit: Is credit the monster everyone fears?

Despite high debt, the question remains whether or not credit is a bad thing.

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Haggling Heroes: Conquering the art of the deal

The art of haggling was embraced in the U.S.A. until the late 1800s, when the concept of the sticker price was introduced.

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We Are What We Buy: Living in a world of mass consumption

By Jens Odegaard on May 1st, 2013 • Consumerism, Shopping, spending, Life, Savings

Our spending reflects our priorities.

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FICO Counts: Taking stock of your credit score

FICO means more to you than you might realize.

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Branded Benevolence: The fine print of cause marketing

By Sylva Florence on May 1st, 2013 • cause marketing, Shopping, Life

Cause marketing is, simply put, when a company aligns itself with a cause in order to tackle a social issue (or sell more products).

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A Blow-Up Economy: How inflation affects your purchasing power

By Fatemeh Fakhraie on May 1st, 2013 • inflation, Money, spending power, Life

Inflation isn't one of those things that only affects "grown-ups" with 401(k)s and serious money plans. It affects anyone buying anything--i.e., you.

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