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Take Advantage of Dollar Days At Our City of Owensboro Pools

Summer has arrived and many families are looking for a great place to cool off on a hot afternoon.  Well the City of Owensboro Parks & Recreation Pools have the solution!  Check it out~

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New 1996 Currency Security Upgrade
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With Counterfeit Bills Being a Recent Owensboro Issue, Maybe It’s Good to Know What to Look For

I'm not exactly sure when the pictures on our money started getting bigger, but I do remember that when they did, it just looked like fake money.

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What Are the Odds I’d Get THESE Two One-Dollar Bills in Change at the Same Time?

I didn't notice it immediately. Who would? In fact, I almost spent them. And that's when I noticed something odd about these two one-dollar bills...

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Have You Ever Played the ‘Where’s George’ Game Online?

I was checking my Twitter feed and noticed someone from Decatur, Georgia had tracked down his one-dollar bill here in Owensboro.

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Save Money By Shopping At Salvage Grocery Stores In The Tri-State

If you have a large family like me saving money on groceries is a must!  Salvage Grocery Stores throughout the Tri-State have been a lifesaver for us.  Thankfully have a few in driving distance and one right here in Owensboro.

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Kentucky Public Service Commission Says ‘Fix-a-Leak Week’ Is a Good Time to Stop Money from Going Down the Drain

Life's too short to deal with water bill "sticker shock." You could have leaks of which you are not even aware. And the Kentucky Public Service Commission wants to help.

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Walmart Reports Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Walmart Refund Checks Are Not a Scam

In a world where scams are rampant, one is not. If you have received a refund check from Walmart, you may want to hold on to it. 

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Kentucky Tax Refunds Going Out Sooner Than Expected

We all think of April 15th as tax day, but February 15th is just as important. Tax refunds at both the federal and state levels start being processed. Kentucky folks won't have to wait as long to start receiving their refunds. 

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cruise Company For Robocalls, $500 Payout if You Received One

Am I dreaming or did we all sign up for a "Do Not Call" list about ten or so years ago? Somehow, some way, I'm still getting calls from mystery numbers or worse, unknown numbers. If you received a call from these folks, you may be getting $500. 

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U.S. Post Service Handles Increased Delivery Load For Holiday Season
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Postage Stamp Prices Go Up January 22nd

If you have any Forever stamps laying around, you better hang onto them before this coming Sunday. The price of a First-Class stamp will increase from $0.47 to $0.49

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Tax Refunds Will Be Delayed for Low-Income Families

As soon as the calendar turns over to a new year, millions of folks are on the lookout for their W-2s and not long after, their tax refunds. However, more than 40 million low-income families will see delays with their refunds this year as the IRS steps up its efforts to combat identity theft and fraud.

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Gas Prices Will Increase By $52 Billion in 2017

Gas prices drive me nuts! I noticed around the last couple of holidays, they would go up and then drop back down. Now, they have gone up and they may stay there for a while. Groan!

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