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I’m tired of changing light bulbs, especially in those hard to reach spots.  Know what I mean? Even ones that claim to last a long time… really don’t. So this claim caught my attention: a light bulb that will glow for 20 years! Can you imagine not having to get the ladder out and replacing a bulb until 2032? Starting this Sunday… which happens to be Earth Day… you can buy one… Read More

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We have so many ways to save money nowadays.  And one of the easiest is right on your smart phone.  Many of us now have a smart phone, and they go with us when we’re shopping.   Want to save money on that trip to the grocery store or mall?  Chances are there’s an app for that. It’s not easy parting with our hard-earned money when we’re at the check-out counter… whether it’s… Read More

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You could have hundreds of dollars in coupons from your favorite retailer in the palm of your hand right now — and not even know it. More retailers are delivering savings directly to your mobile phone, putting incentives to shop in nearly everyone’s pockets. Put down those scissors, and pick up your mobile phone. When it comes to discounts and deals, retailers’ next hot spot is in the palm of your hand…. Read More

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Have you looked in your closet lately? I mean, really looked in it. I’m guessing you have a lot of clothes in there. Shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, ties, jackets… stuff you haven’t worn in a long time. Or ever, for that matter! Have you ever wondered, “How many of these clothes do I really need?” The New York Times recently did a piece on a woman who went a month with just… Read More

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Here’s another “daily deal” that will save you money, if you live in or around Tulsa.  It’s similar to the popular Groupon that’s in many of the bigger cities, which I recently wrote about. This one I just happen to be a little biased about.  It’s NewsChannel 8’s “Deal of the Day”.  It was unveiled a couple of weeks ago, and just like it says, offers a daily bargain buy.  Today’s (Wednesday… Read More

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Sam Bradford and Chris Shaw. Both are grinning ear to ear today (minus a couple of teeth on one of them). Two guys from vastly different backgrounds who probably share the same thought: “I can’t believe all that money is mine.” Bradford, the former University of Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman winner, was Thursday’s #1 player chosen in the NFL draft. Shaw, a Missouri gas station clerk with unpaid bills and missing two… Read More

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Yogi Berra (Hall of Fame catcher) once said: “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” He could have been talking about retirement.  Most American workers aren’t financially ready for retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s annual Retirement Confidence Survey. The survey found that: 43% of workers say they have less than $10,000 in savings (up from 39% last… Read More

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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

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