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York's Family Dollar store is centrally located in town. The closure has created a shopping challenge for residents without cars. Stephan Bisaha for NPR hide caption

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A rodent infestation shut down Family Dollar stores. How one Alabama town is coping

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Anti-war demonstrators and Ukrainians living in the U.S. protest against Russia's military operation in Ukraine in Lafayette Park on February 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Three Russia economic indicators

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Erin Collins, national taxpayer advocate, says paper returns are the IRS' kryptonite: "The IRS still transcribes paper line by line, number by number." Sarah Silbiger/AP hide caption

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Susan DeFrance retired two years ago and moved to a mobile home park on the ocean to cut expenses. Now with inflation, she's worried about outliving her savings. Susan DeFrance hide caption

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Inflation has many retirees worried about outliving their savings

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Holly Rodriguez found herself responsible for both her and her ex-husband's student loans. Parker Michels-Boyce for NPR hide caption

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Even divorce might not free you from your ex's student loan debt

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The IRS considered using selfies to verify the identities of people seeking to set up an account with the IRS to see their past returns or get information about child tax credit payments. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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IRS has second thoughts about selfie requirement

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Paco de Leon

Financial advice for artists who think they're 'bad with money'

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With COVID protections expiring, tenants are now facing big rent hikes

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With the Trump-era head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. stepping down, consumer protection groups see an opportunity to put an end to "rent-a-bank" loans with sky-high interest rates. Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via Reuters hide caption

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Consumer groups want the FDIC to ban rent-a-bank loans with rates that can top 100%

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