Evaluate Your Financial Situation

Evaluate Your Financial Situation:

Learn how to evaluate your financial situation, and about the latest trends regarding important financial information like 401K plans, savings plans, and money markets.

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Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

2008 survey of personal financial literacy among high school students. 6,856 students. Mean score=47.5 percent.

Do-it-yourself investing takes time, effort, discipline that many of us lack

Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

More resources are available today for consumers who want to learn about saving, budgeting and investing than ever before. Most of us could employ those tools in ways that allow us to handle our own finances without professional help, the professionals said.

Changes in economy alter day-to-day spending

Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

Scott Cookman, a stylist at Salon Essentials in Norman, is thinking of his financial future. The 29-year old Norman resident said he saves money on a regular basis, but he said he is definitely noticing the price increases in grocery stores and at Sam’s where he shops.

When the price of bread and milk nearly doubles, and a gallon of gasoline nears four dollars, Oklahomans react in different ways.

Planning big future expenses

Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

In a lifetime of wants, needs and desires, there are plenty of big-ticket items — college, car, house, vacations, real estate, and retirement — that require sound savings practices if they are going to be obtained, Edmond financial planner Greg Womack says.

These items are attainable, but require some strict financial guidelines and judicious planning, he said.

The history of bankcards

Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2008

They may not have swiped paper money off the table (just yet), but check cards are a part of our lives like never before.
Here’s a brief history of check and debit cards in America and in Oklahoma, and a few theories on how and why they’ve become so ubiquitous.
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