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There Are Three Things We Shouldn’t Buy Generic

If you're like me, weekends include a trip to H-E-B to stock up.

Good news...If you came home with an SUV full of a mix of name-brand things and generics, you probably did it right.

There are some things we should buy generic and some things we shouldn't, and there's a key to telling the difference.

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Texas Colleges Aren’t The Best, But Still Good Schools for the Money

This week I heard a co-worker utter the phrase "back to school," and I had to look at my smart phone to check the date.  Really?!  We're on the downhill side of the summer already.

If you're a college student, you may be working all summer to build up some funds for tuition this fall cuz it's dang expensive.  We know we're paying a lot, but are Texas schools worth the money?  You might be surprised about the top Texas school for the price.

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How Much Will You Spend Before Telling Your Spouse?

We're talking about this on the show today.

Let's say you're at Lufkin Mall and you spot something expensive that you just have to have.

Do you need approval from your better half?  Or, after you buy it, do you reveal how much you spent?

It might depend on how much that thing costs, and men and women have completely different price points.  It turns out guys will spend an insane amount of money without telling their wives.  See if you agree on the price where it becomes necessary to tell your better half.  

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Texans Are Finding Ways to Make Cash on the Side

It's not a bad thing.

Maybe you've got a full-time job, but you're looking to make extra money.  Or you're a full-time parent or student that needs to make cash in the middle of all the other obligations.

It turns out, Texas is a great place to make that happen.

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Your Money Could Be Fake and You Don’t Even Know It [VIDEO]

Most of us know the anti-counterfeiting techniques in place today. But do you know how good the counterfeiters have gotten at fooling you?

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New Ten Dollar Bills Will Be Printed In Texas

The $10 bill is being redesigned, and will feature a woman on the front this time.  And the new bills will be printed right here in Texas.

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A Guy Earns a Living at Serial Cuddling

Gals, would you cuddle with someone who has done that with 10,000 other women?  

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Local Charities to Benefit From United Way Funds

The local United Way is in the middle of deciding how to divy up about $700,000 this year.

Several local agencies have requested the help, and the Angelina County United Way spent much of Tuesday interviewing those groups and listening to them make their case.

Today they're meeting to start making decisions on who gets how much.

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Win $1,000 Just by Listening + $10,000 Right Here on Our Website

Win $1,000 a week just by listening to KICKS 105. Win $10,000 right here on our website. Is there really anything else to say?

How about we just tell you how you can wind up with all that cash in your pocket.

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Kids Cost How Much?

They’re out with those numbers again, about how much it costs to raise a child from age 0 to 17.

Parents will swallow hard. The US Dept. of Agriculture says it takes $234,900 to raise a kid, including food, shelter, and necessities. Depending upon your definition and your child’s definition of necessities, it could be $2 million, right? A kid has to have his Wii.

Texas is actually one of the cheapest places in the US to raise a child.

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Taylor Swift Is the Wealthiest Superstar Under 30

What does Taylor Swift have that, say, peers such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Adele don’t? The official title of ‘Highest Paid Celebrity Under 30,’ that’s what. Swift was crowned with this accolade by Forbes, which annually estimates and tallies the earnings of celebrities. The singer topped the overall list, edging out many of her contemporary, popular music peers by collecting approximately $57 million in income between May 2011 and May 2012.

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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