Money Counts: A Series For The Financially Young

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Job seekers lined up at McDonald's restaurants nationwide last week, hoping to fill one of the fast-food chain's 50,000 openings during a one-day nationwide hiring event. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Does A Higher Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?

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Rising gas prices might be eating up your last raise. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Paychecks Can't Keep Up With Rising Prices

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Pursuing The American Dream, By Renting

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Job seekers participate in a career counseling session at an event aimed at older unemployed people in New York in January. As states look for ways to cut spending, some economists say one solution is raising the retirement age, forcing people to pay more in taxes and reducing the cost of government pensions and Social Security benefits. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Raising The Retirement Age: Can It Balance Budgets?

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Home prices and sales are still depressed, but now mortgage rates are moving up. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Buyers Face Gamble With Rising Mortgage Rates

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Skyrocketing Prices Point To Looming Global Food Crisis

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Tunisians wait outside a bakery to buy bread in Tunis earlier this month. Hassene Dridi/AP hide caption

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Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too

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Boost In Exports Offers Economic Bright Spot

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LG shows off a set-top box at the Consumer Electronics Show that will will upgrade a conventional televison to a smart TV. David Becker/Getty Images hide caption

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