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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future? — Survey of the Day

Most people are at least a little shaky about what the future holds when it comes to their money, but it looks like now is the time people are more fearful of their financial security. According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans are more worried about their economic future than they have been at any point over the last 20 years.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows we’re dropping an awful lot on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — $3,000 per person, on average.

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10 Absurd Consequences of Hostess Filing for Bankruptcy

Hostess, which makes such iconic foods as Wonder Bread and Twinkies, has filed for bankruptcy. The company is some $860 million in debt, so clearly some restructuring is in order.

What happens now, you ask? Here are some possible scenarios of what may take place:

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Give Thanks to the Recession, Families Are Closer Than Ever Because of It

A lot of families don’t have to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house for the holidays this year. More and more families are living in grandmother’s house, and getting closer because of it.

Many cultures support a tradition of multigenerational families living in one home, but it has been decades since the US was one of them. Now, because of the current nature of the economy, that seems to be shifting.

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I Want The Milk, Not The Cow!

A message from Tracy from KATC: I have a confession to make... I HATE grocery shopping. (I know... you never thought you'd see ME use shopping and hate in the same sentence.) I never know what to buy. I mean, I buy what I THINK my family likes and then I get it home later with 28 shopping bags only to hear "we don't have anything good to eat

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Louisiana’s Future Is Right Under Our Feet, But At What Cost?

 

Could the next big oil boom in Louisiana be right beneath your feet? If you are in the northern listening area of 97.3 The Dawg, I suggest you be very wary of anyone wanting to secure mineral rights on your property in the very near future. What is the source of this whispered buzz being spoken about in lunch meetings and conversations?  7-BILLION BARRELS of oil and natural gas that can be pumped to the surface using new technology! Sounds like a no brainer, huh? Weeeeellllll

Here’s where the story gets REALLY interesting, so read carefully and let us know how YOU feel!

 

 

 

 

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Sluggish Economy Makes for More Punctual Employees

Being late, it is one of my pet peeves. I can't stand to be late, I can't stand to have people be late when they are supposed to be meeting me. I don't have late on my watch. To me being "on time" is a sign of respect, for others it's just not that big of a deal, unless it means you'll be looking for work.

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Poor As You Feel?

I think we've all felt the pinch of a tight economy in some way this year. From the oil spill to the moratorium money has been tight but are we as bad off as the national media tells us we are? Well lets look back thirty years to 1980 and compare. So everybody get out your Members Only Jacket and let's poof up the hair with the mall bangs, we are going back in time.

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