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The Most Overpriced Expense in 2009

With universities raising tuition across the country, the cost of higher education takes the prize as the most overpriced expense of the year, earning 34 percent of the votes. It's no wonder, with college tuition prices rising high and fast, getting a higher education is becoming more unaffordable for many. Parents are dealing with some serious sticker shock as they prepare to send off their college-bound kids, while any student facing loans is definitely dealing with the spike in prices first-hand.

Second place was a little closer — the cost of airfare (20 percent), gas (18 percent), and weddings (16 percent), were almost nearly tied up. Commuters filling up at the pump still couldn't get over the crazy gas prices this year, while many consumers struggled with airline fees for just about everything while traveling, from checking bags, food on board, head phones — you name it. Still, some of you were most taken aback by the high cost of weddings. Shelling out a truckload of cash for the plane tickets, gift, new dress. Whoa! It all adds up pretty fast, huh?

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