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Educating About Poverty Through Frugal Living
Although poverty is an increasingly significant problem in the U.S., many citizens remain unaware of how prominent it is nationwide. HeraldOnline.com reports that the national poverty rate stands at 15.3%, with this number rocketing to 27.1% among African Americans. Not only this, but one in four children also live beneath the poverty line, which confirms that economic hardship is impacting heavily on individuals of all ages.

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The Costliest Diseases In America
Over the last two decades, healthcare costs have become a major topic of conservation and a major worry for governments, businesses, healthcare providers and private citizens. Medicare and Medicaid capture nearly one-quarter of the U.S. federal budget, while according to Bloomberg, healthcare takes up more than 15% of consumer spending.

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Why You Should Be Wary Of Target-Date Funds
It's the "in thing" now; everybody's doing it, so why wouldn't you? Here's how the story repeatedly plays out, especially for those who recently opened a new 401(k) or 403(b) account. The benefits manager of your company sent you a big stack of documents and told you to complete the application. You thumbed through everything, skimming the microscopic print in these pamphlets called prospectuses, and found yourself completely overwhelmed.

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How To Get Your First Credit Card
Maybe you're soon heading off to college or you've always used a debit card instead of a credit card. Maybe there's another reason that you're looking for your first credit card, but as you search you're likely finding a lot of choices, a lot of websites and a lot of numbers you don't understand.

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How To Avoid Becoming A Fraud Victim
Given the varied and diverse nature of financial scams, it is hard to estimate exactly how much of consumers' hard earned money is lost each year. Despite this, however, it is possible to gain some insight into the magnitude of fraud in the United States, simply by evaluating individual scams and the losses that are accrued by each.

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Do You Need Dental Coverage?
Your health insurance covers just about everything except your teeth. When it's time to head to the dentist, your health insurance likely turns a blind eye to your ailing chompers, but that's not to say that a trip to the dentist isn't going to take a bite out of your wallet. Much like your car, it doesn't take much to spend a thousand dollars or more. A crown may cost $1,500, and a root canal might run you $300 to $1,000.

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Investopedia Staff's Fatherly Financial Advice
Since Father's Day is quickly approaching, we here at Investopedia wanted to honor our dads by sharing some stories about the best financial lessons our fathers taught us. We cover everything from budgeting to employment advice, and we will hopefully show you that your dad's advice - though it may have seemed curmudgeonly at the time - can help you out throughout your entire life. Feel free to share your own stories in the comments section.

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3 Reasons Why Women Will Lead The Economic Recovery
As economists in the United States continue to lower their forecasts for job growth in 2012, and the national unemployment rate experiences its first rise since the summer of last year, there is genuine fear that the economy is heading towards a recession. With job creation also expected to dwindle slightly during the third and fourth quarters of 2012, it seems certain that the November elections will be contested against the backdrop of economic unrest.

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What If Social Security Disability Runs Out Of Money?
How well do you understand Social Security? If you're a baby boomer close to retirement age, you might have more knowledge than most. If you're not, the only thing you may know about Social Security is all of the talk that the fund may be bankrupt before Generation Y retires. Whether that's true or not is a topic of debate, but there's more to social security than the retirement program.

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Who Should Pay For College?
There's little debate that higher education in the United States is not only quite expensive, but getting more so at a rapid rate. The average total cost for one year of college is now over $21,000, while the average private school costs nearly $33,000. By comparison, the median household income is around $50,000. What's more, while household net worth fell about 40% from 2007 to 2010, the cost of higher education rose about 10%.

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7 Companies With Big Advertising Budgets
When we consider advertising, we often think that the biggest brands must spend the most on advertising. Though this is often at least partially true, companies that are involved in industries with the fiercest competition tend to spend the most in order to stay relevant and at the top of consumers' minds.

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