News Unplugged

Archives

Although crude oil prices have dropped, gas prices haven’t. Gas has risen about a dollar since January. That has drivers anxious to cut costs. But AAA says that many gas-saving strategies are mere myths. At $3.65 a gallon in Tulsa, and higher elsewhere, drivers are looking for any way to cut costs. There are ways to save money at the pump, but AAA Oklahoma tells NewsChannel 8 that a lot of tips… Read More

Rate this:

The tax deadline is less than a week away. Most taxpayers (IRS says around 75%) will be getting a refund check. If you’re one of them, what will you be doing with the money? Spend it or save it? That’s a good problem to have, and also having that choice is a good sign for the economy.  A new survey from CareerBuilder finds:

Rate this:

The weather has made it pretty tough to get out and do some shopping recently. But for those who can make it to the store, there are traditionally some good deals on certain products this time of year. And I’m not talking about milk, bread and eggs. If you can find them, they’re probably not on sale. There’s no doubt we’re right smack in the middle of winter. So now’s the time… Read More

Rate this:

One of your resolutions may be to get your finances in shape this year. Many people are turning to online tools to help them meet their goals. I’ve shared with you some of these websites before, and here are some new ones. USNews.com has compiled a bunch of innovative online tools that are helping people get on top of their money, including: Mint.com. It lets you upload all your financial information into… Read More

Rate this:

Want to see a disappearing act?  Simple.  Just give your kids some money.  That cash is gone before you can say “poof”. It’s never too early to learn the value of money.  The sooner you can teach a child about saving and budgeting, the better prepared they’ll be to manage their own money. How does a parent do that?  There are of course many different ways, but Betty Casey, editor of Tulsa… Read More

Rate this:

We love convenience, but sometimes pay dearly for it. There’s a list out of some of the most overpriced products to avoid if you want to save money. The list comes from WalletPop.com… a personal finance Website.  It says if you really want to save money, stay away from buying these things that have a huge markup. They include: Bottled water. By one estimate, bottled water has a 4000% markup over tap… Read More

Rate this:

Eating isn’t cheap.   Trips to the grocery store can set you back hundreds of dollars a month. So it’s always nice to cut some fat from your grocery store bill.   U.S. News and World Report has 5 ways to save money: Make a grocery list and check it twice. We’ve heard it before, but how many of us do it?  A little planning can fatten your wallet by preventing expensive impulse buys. Watch… Read More

Rate this:

We all love a good deal.  There are quite a few Web sites that will help you save money. Kiplinger has tested and picked 21 web sites that are easy to use. Here are a few of them. The Internet is a great place to find the latest deals, on everything from clothes to electronics. Kiplinger says one of the best price comparison sites is Dealio.com, which compares prices on 30 million… Read More

Rate this:

Did you know this is “America Saves” week?  You’re thinking, “Big deal”.   Well, here’s a real eye-opener.  If they had to, most Americans could only live on their savings for three months or less.  And for more than a third, it’s only a month.  Are you one of those? What it really comes down to is this… If you had a financial emergency today… Would you have enough savings to cover… Read More

Rate this:

As a consumer reporter, I’m always looking for ways to save you money.   You can check out my stories just about every night at 6pm on NewsChannel 8. There are so many web sites out there that help you stretch your dollar. And we all need that, don’t we? Kiplinger has several sites that will lower your insurance rates, get service providers to compete for your business, find free stuff, and… Read More

Rate this:

As a consumer reporter I’m always giving advice (actually advice from the experts) on how to spend and save money.  I was filling out the FAFSA (federal aid for college) tonight.  Talk about confusing.  No wonder the government is, and always has been, a mess.  I didn’t get any aid last year, and won’t again this year.  The middle-class gets hosed.  Sorry.  That’s my rant for the day. Does teaching abstinence to… Read More

Rate this: