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School’s nearly out and summer is almost here. Parents will soon be lining up things to do for their kids during the next few months. But with budgets tight, you don’t want to waste any money. So should you buy that season pass or pay-as-you-go? That’s a question many parents will face this summer.  Places like Big Splash, the Oklahoma Aquarium, the Tulsa Zoo and the museums are all good choices, but they aren’t free. More… Read More

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Americans saved nearly four billion dollars last year by clipping coupons. And now saving money may soon be coming to a Facebook page near you. 22 million found online deals last year You’re probably familiar with sites like Groupon and Living Social, which offer online discounts that can be redeemed in the real world.  Last year, 22 million Americans found a deal on one of these sites. Facebook getting in the game Groupon offers everything… Read More

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With prices at the pump edging higher, we’re looking for ways to reduce frustration and save money. There are a few simple things you can do to save gas and money… with little planning, little or no cost… and while you’re out on-the-go. First off – slow down. Gas mileage starts to decrease rapidly at speeds over 60 miles per hour, and the Department of Energy estimates that slower speeds can trim… Read More

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The urge to splurge can be tough for many of us. But with the economy looking a little bit better, it’s even more important to set aside some savings for short and long-term goals. Americans are saving more now than before the recession, but there’s always room for improvement. And the good thing about savings is that starting small — can add up big over time. This is “America Saves Week”. Want … Read More

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It’s down to the nitty-gritty of holiday shopping.  There are good deals out there for the taking. With just a few days left to shop, ABC News and NewsChannel 8  reached out to some of the biggest retailers in the country to ask them what is their very best deal.  Here’s what we found out:

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It’s cold, and winter isn’t even officially here yet. The cold weather always puts a strain on our energy bills.  In the spirit of the holiday season, SolarCity came up with a list of “12 Days of Energy Efficiency” to help you save money.  Here are a few of them: Take control of your thermostat. Turning down the heat to 68 degrees in the winter can save 5% to 10% on heating bills,… Read More

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2011 is almost here, and many of us will once again resolve to get our weight under control and bodies in shape.  That’s good, but don’t forget to get your finances in shape while you’re at it.  We’re all looking for ways to stretch our dollar, and cut our expenses.  Here are a some simple ways to do that: One of your biggest monthly expenses is your cell phone.  And chances are,… Read More

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In my last post I had some “Black Friday ‘Hunting’ Tips”.  Today we’re talking about having a game plan for Cyber Monday.  Since Cyber Monday debuted 5 years ago, it’s become one of the hottest days to shop.  A lot of people don’t like fighting the crowds on the day after Thanksgiving, so they shop online on the Monday after T-day instead.  Here are some tips to find those great deals with… Read More

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Many of you will be shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner this week.  It’s not cheap, but a trip to the grocery store rarely is. A grocery budget is one of a family’s biggest monthly expenses.  Want to cut yours down?  Read on for three simple ways to save $100 or more. The trip to the grocery store may be fun for a few, but it’s a chore for many others.  A dreaded… Read More

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The bad economy has been good for one industry…  secondhand stores. The Association of Resale Professionals says secondhand sales are increasing 35% a year, at a time when regular retailers are only seeing gains of about 2%. Good Morning America has a list of things you should always buy used to save money.  I’m sure not everyone will agree that all the items are “buy used” only.  But what this boom in… Read More

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Can you believe it?  The holidays are coming, whether we’re ready or not.  And so are the bills that come with it.  Want to find some extra money in your budget to avoid debt this holiday season? Kiplinger came up with some tricks for the months of October and November that could save you $1000 by December.  (Here’s the fine print where the announcer speaks really, really fast:  “Your actual savings will… Read More

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