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A smart shopper is cautious and knows how to spot a bargain, but smart shopping is about more than just money in Oklahoma. The truly smart shopper knows how to spot the best quality items, those that have durability and will outlive the goods that may appear attractive at first, but don't last.
Georgine Kaczmarek of Ridgefield has been clipping coupons since she was 17. Photo by ELIZABETH LARA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.
Georgine Kaczmarek of Ridgefield has been clipping coupons since she was 17. Photo by ELIZABETH LARA/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.

Coupon clipper takes great pride in adventure' of saving money

Updated: Tue, Sep 7, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Saving money is a source of pride for Georgine Kaczmarek, who says it's "in" to be a coupon clipper who takes advantage of rebates and refunds. And what used to be called being cheap is really being smart.

Maximizing stores' holiday discount clubs

Business | Updated: Sat, Aug 7, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
FILE - In this file photo made July 19, 2010,

NEW YORK — You may want to think of the winter holidays as part of the distant future. But retailers reviving Christmas savings clubs want the season at the top of your budget. Right now.

Back-to-school shopping can be good finance lesson for children

Business | Updated: Sat, Jul 31, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
In this July 8, 2010 photo, a fifth grade student shops for school items at Staples in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) ORG XMIT: CAPS306

NEW YORK — Shopping for back-to-school items for your elementary school children but afraid of a fight in the jeans aisle?


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