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Jeri Anderson’s New Year’s Resolution #2: Save More Money! Here’s How!

Every year, I resolve to save more money.  Then life happens and I have to have new glasses, or another scope on my knee, or new tires for the car.  And whatever money I have put away is sucked back into real life.

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Comanche County Named One of Best Places For Job Seekers in Oklahoma

While the U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, there are a few states that are still struggling with unemployment rates as well as underemployment. However a recent study conducted by Nerd Wallet has shown that the Sooner state is one of few states in the U.S that is taking charge in the economic recovery.

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Six Smartphone Apps That Save You Money on Groceries

For most of us, the hardest thing about using coupons is REMEMBERING them when we go to the store.  But with smartphone apps, you don't have to.  Here are six new apps to help you save money on groceries, and almost all of them work for both the Droid and the iPhone.

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Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 7.6%

Job growth in May beat economists' expectations, coming in at 175,000 new positions added, which aligns closely with the yearly average. The unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent, a result of more people entering the work force, according to the Labor Department.

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Solid April Jobs Report Shows Dropping Unemployment Rate, Business Expansion

The economy added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the overall unemployment rate down a tick to 7.5 percent. The monthly report from the Labor Department also included upward revisions to the last two reports, helping to ease fears of a slowdown.

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Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy

Call it the "baby bust." For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined.

Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.

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Category: Economy, Family
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Whiny, Disgruntled Employee’s Scathing Email Goes Viral

We’ve all dreamed of doing it. That final “in-your-face” speech to the boss as we walk out the door of a thankless job. The verbal middle finger we spend those late nights and working holidays composing but never get to utter out loud.

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Category: Economy, Weird News
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Discover Misleads Cardholders, Will Issue $200 Million Refund — Dollars and Sense

Do you have a Discover card? If so, you can expect to receive a refund.

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ATM Fees Skyrocket, Again, While Free Checking Disappears — Dollars and Sense

The days of the free checking account are nearing extinction and ATM fees are on the rise, according to the latest financial research from bankrate.com. Those annoying ATM surcharges that consumers incur every time they withdraw cash from a money mover that is not the property of the their bank have risen once again, to an all-time high of $2.50, up 4 percent from last year.

And lest you think we would mislead you by using a term like "skyrocket" in the headline to describe a mere 4 percent increase—there's more ...

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What Are The Cheapest Days to Shop Online

I have a new addiction - online shopping!  I can sit at my computer, research something that I want and find the best and cheapest place to buy it.  So, what are the best days to shop online?

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99-Year-Old Woman Denied Credit Card Because of Her Age

Being denied credit is never fun, and for one 99-year-old woman, it was especially disheartening. She was turned down for a store credit card because of her age — but as it turns out, it was all a big misunderstanding.

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Are Gas Prices On Their Way Back Down? — Dollars and Sense

Gas prices have taken a wild ride this year — first we were told to expect record-breaking fuel costs, and then analysts backed down from that prediction.

Since then, prices have see-sawed back and forth, and now experts expect them to drop again.

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