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Get Cash for Your Gold Without Being Cheated

Gold prices are up again, and floating near an all-time high: That means bad news for the overall economy, but good news if you have unwanted jewelry and want to cash in. But be careful: It's also a good time to get cheated. DailyFinance explains how to get the best price for your gold.

Online Pawn Shop Polishes Up an Old Lending Idea

Two-year-old Pawngo bills itself as a more upscale pawnshop for the digital age, catering to a new breed of pawn customer -- not desperate, just temporarily cash-strapped. The company wants to dispel the stereotype of sketchy storefronts dealing in fenced goods -- and so far, it has had a fair amount of success.

Rick Harrison's Rules for Being a Pawn Star

"Pawn Stars," the History Channel reality series, is television gold. During his lifetime in the business, Rick Harrison -- owner-operator of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, where the show is set -- has seen it all. Here are four tips that he shared on how to become a world-class pawnbroker.

America's Thriving Poverty Business

Business is booming for companies that reap profits from the growing number of Americans with their backs to the financial wall. Former New York Times reporter Gary Rivlin's new book Broke, USA dives into the world of pawnshops, payday lenders and the rest of the "poverty business."

Rich & famous heading to pawn shops?


If you need more evidence that people do really, really, dumb things with money, look no further than this great video from the Today Show about a...