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Personal finance from around the Web to get your week started:


  • Always read the fine print: the House approved a landmark plan that would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years and extend coverage to 36 million unsinured Americans. Now what? Find out how the bill will actually affect consumers. [The Consumerist]
  • Modeled after New York Magazine's "Sex Diaries," "Money Diaries" is an ongoing collection of stories that track the spending habits of real people over the period of seven days. What are your thoughts on the single mom with bad habits and bad checks? [I Will Teach You to Be Rich]
  • The recession takes it tolls in office politics. A behavioral-economics look at how employees have to carry the weight of laid-off co-workers. [Marketplace]