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Right on the Money: Jobs, taxes and food

After yet another year of adding more than 100,000 jobs, the Dallas-Irving-Plano-Fort Worth-Arlington region now accounts for almost 30% of all the jobs in Texas.

DALLAS — Here's your Right on the Money Report for Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Jobbie job jobs

We’ve had quite a growth spurt. After yet another year of adding more than 100,000 jobs, the Dallas-Irving-Plano-Fort Worth-Arlington region now accounts for almost 30% (29.73%, technically) of all the jobs in Texas. The number of jobs here is almost equal to adding up all the jobs in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, McAllen, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Killeen, Brownsville, College Station, and Waco combined.

Tax season is upon us

Tax season is here. But some of us are making that more dreadful than it needs to be. A new survey shows 44% of people in lower-income brackets who may be eligible for the earned income credit were not aware of it.

You could get thousands of dollars back if you qualify. Check this link from the IRS to see who qualifies.

'What do you want to eat?' 'I don't know, what do you want to eat?'

Finally, how much are you dining out? Government statistics say Dallas-Fort Worth residents spend almost as many of their food dollars eating out (47.3% of food dollars) as they do on food eaten at home (52.7%). Back in December, I asked for your money hacks. Here's what you had to say.

Dalia suggests you limit eating out.

Monica dedicates Sunday and at least one other night to cook food to take to work for lunch.

And if you don't know what to make, Lee Reed uses budgetbytes.com for ideas when cooking at home.

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