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Personal finance from around the Web:

  • "Tax" really is a dirty word. A new study by Columbia University found that Republican and Independent participants would support a surcharge labeled a "carbon offset" but not an identical charge labeled a "carbon tax." Democrats support it either way. [Mother Jones]
  • Start filling out that 2010 calendar with financial to-dos. Here's a month-by-month guide to get you started. [Morningstar]

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