Spending

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Saver 2 App

There are plenty of apps out there to help you save money, but Saver 2 may be easiest to use.

04/09/2015

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3 On Your Side: Prom Spending In Northeast Averages $1,169

Prom season will soon be upon us and while spending on the big night is down overall, there’s one surprising area where students are shelling out big bucks. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers and has advice for parents.

04/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Easter Spending Averages $140.62

After some sluggish winter months, retailers hope the Easter holiday puts a spring in the step of consumers. How much do you plan to spend? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers.

04/03/2015

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You Need A Budget App

It’s real easy to let spending get out of control. The You Need A Budget app can help you reign that in.

03/23/2015

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Debt Free App

The Debt Free app helps you organize and monitor your spending, which can result in more saving which, in turn, can be used to pay down debt.

03/16/2015

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3 On Your Side: St. Patrick’s Day Spending

The wearing of the green won’t translate to as much green for retailers this St. Patrick’s Day. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of the reasons consumers may not be as willing to splurge.

03/12/2015

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Report: The City Of Brotherly Love Doesn’t Live Up To Its Name When It Comes To Valentine’s Day

Out of 100 cities, Philadelphia ranked 85th for a V-Day date. While we placed 34th for activities, we came in 52nd for “gift accessibility” and 57th for weather forecast.

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Valentine’s Spending To Average $142

A new survey finds Americans will spend a whopping $18.9 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at Valentine’s Day based on the numbers.

02/09/2015

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Sumptus App

The Sumptus app can help you set and keep to a budget, letting you analyze your spending both through lists and in pie-chart form.

12/22/2014

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Spending In Pa.’s 2014 Campaign For Governor Tops $82M

The record spending in Pennsylvania’s 2014 gubernatorial race has now surpassed $82 million.

12/04/2014

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Average Thanksgiving Dinner In Philly Costs About $3 Less Than National Average

That’s apparently because a 16-pound turkey costs about $2.21 less here than elsewhere. Other items that are cheaper in Philly include sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie mix and green peas.

11/25/2014

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Spending Plan

Even if you think it’s too soon to start holiday shopping, you might consider sitting down to plan your budget and spending. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, it could save you money in the end.

11/05/2014

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Lawmakers Trying To Figure Out How To Deal With NJ Budget Shortfall

New Jersey has 60 days to find an $800 million solution as an income tax shortfall leads to questions about cutting spending.

04/30/2014

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5 Coins App

Keeping track of what we spend isn’t easy, but 5Coins is trying to streamline things. The app ignores things like budgets and reports – instead focusing solely on daily expenses.

03/13/2014

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Women, Take Note: Touching Men’s Boxers Might Make You Spend More Money

If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, you might want to save the men’s department for last.

12/18/2013

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