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5 things to know: 8-31-12

By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com
Friday, August 31, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Happy Friday! Find out the earning power of a college degree, who to blame for high gas prices and more, today on Bankrate.com.

1. Are your family members hitting you up for a loan? Make sure you assume the money is gone for good.

2. Earning a bachelor's degree may or may not be a huge payoff in your profession.

3. A gallon of gas is inching back up to $4. Who's to blame?

4. Wouldn't it be cool if Google Wallet not only uploaded your credit card, but your driver's license and subway cards, too? Well, Google's working on it.

5. The number of first-time homebuyers has dropped. Are stricter lending standards the culprit?

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