Category Archives: Okie money

Oklahomans can pass on turnpike PikePass

Uh … The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will stop issuing automatic violations for failure to pay tolls until the agency can match its records with Tax Commission records new license plate numbers. Wouldn’t it make sense to just suspend automatic violations … Continue reading

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Rep. Mike Reynolds makes good point

State Representative Mike Reynolds is alarmed about the appointment of former state Sen. Ted Fisher to the Council of Bond Oversight. “To put it mildly, Senator Fisher has an extremely weak record when it comes to ensuring tax dollars are … Continue reading

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Tulsa going down

Tulsa’s NewsChannel 8 provides some interesting statistics in comparing T-Town and OKC: Tulsa generally has a shorter commute, 17 minutes, compared to OKC’s 20 minute average. – … 90% of Tulsa ‘s teachers are considered “highly qualified,” compared to just … Continue reading

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Getting rich the easy way

I’d reveal my own secrets to becoming wealthy, but you’d probably rather hear it from a respected source. The February issue of Kiplinger’s has advice for how to save a million dollars at any age from 25-55. How To Save … Continue reading

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My one cent worth

Since proponents of Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 label the tax as being “a penny”, wouldn’t opponents be just as truthful calling it a 35% sales tax increase? When the current MAPS 2 tax expires, the city sales tax rate will … Continue reading

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Mayor Mick’s MAPS 3

Don’t you love it when politicians make you feel like they really want your input and take it to heart? Remember this from May, 2007? Now, it is time to consider taking Oklahoma City to a new level. MAPS 3 … Continue reading

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Investment Oklahoma

I made some mistakes in 2007, and probably the biggest was coming up with the Okiedoke Stock Market Game last January. And who do I trust most to make me rich? I trust folks who read this blog. It’s obvious … Continue reading

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Bank of Oklahoma poses threat

Some folks may be suspicious of a Tulsan who likes to spend time in San Francisco. Others may simply be wary of any oil and financial industry baron that increases his wealth by billions of dollars per year. 2005 = … Continue reading

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Okies catch up to Kentuckians

Tax cuts, corporate subsidies, right-to-work, and other economic incentives passed by Oklahoma legislators over the years have contributed to the state’s poverty rate equaling that of Kentucky. Newly released statistics show that while the nation’s poverty rate dropped, the number … Continue reading

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If I get a million, or 33

My little old pickup truck is bumping 111,000 miles on the odometer. So far, so good. If I get a million miles out of it I’ll be happy. OKLAHOMA CITY — Don Harvey’s long-haul truck had almost 2 million miles … Continue reading

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