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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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Resisting The Urge To Overspend When Shopping For Gifts

The Christmas shopping season can be a perilous time for families struggling with credit issues, but Philadelphia’s Financial Empowerment Centers can help.

11/29/2013

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Piglet App

It’s hard to keep track of a budget sometimes. Piglet does the heavy lifting, helping you set spending limits to get out of debt.

07/23/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

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3 On Your Side: Back-To-School Spending Advice

It’s August, and that means back-to-school shopping is in full swing. If you’re looking for some ways to save some money, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice.

08/07/2012

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Targets ‘Excessive’ Charter School Spending

Auditor General Jack Wagner says Pennsylvania charter schools are spending a million dollars a day more than necessary.

06/21/2012

Economy, Jobs, Unemployment

New Jersey Business Poll Reveals Modest Economic Growth For 2011

An annual survey of businesses in New Jersey shows some economic improvement over the last year, but not enough to make them ready to hire more people.

11/26/2011

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