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How does this Craigslist scam work?

The alleged scam (not saying any of the OP ads are necessarily scams) is that they ask you to pay up front, and say they will then deliver the camper to you. Sources: https://blueskyrecreation....
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Is $77/week the weekly budget for a minimum wage worker?

tl;dr- No, $77/week isn't a realistic figure for full-time minimum wage workers. There's not really much to debunk here since the figure's source doesn't claim that it's factual or even realistic. ...
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How did the myth that student loans are non-dischargeable originate?

This is not a site for legal advice, but this is generally covered by 11 U.S. Code § 523 which says (a) A discharge under section 727, 1141, 1192, 1228(a), 1228(b), or 1328(b) of this title does not ...
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Is cost the #1 reason why Americans fail to take their medications as prescribed?

Not sure this is good enough for an answer but, generally no. Patient Education, Side effects, and other concerns usually trump costs. I can't find a nice pie chart to lay out this fact for you but ...
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Are criminals wandering around with contactless POS sale terminals helping themselves to small amounts from people's RFID credit/debit cards?

Roger Grimes is a computer security professional. In late 2017, he wrote an article for CSO describing his search for confirmed examples of people having the credit cards skimmed by an RFID reader: I’...
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Did Money Magazine say 78% of people have major negative financial event per decade?

Ramsey gives a citation, specifically: "Financial Planning 101" Money (March 1989) Back issues are available for $11.11 if you want to be 100% sure, but it seems like a reasonably well-referenced, ...
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