Dividend Amount to be Announced Today

Buy an iPhone 5 or replace the leaky rain gutters? Splurge or save?

These are the tough choices that befall Alaskans every year when we get our dividend checks from the state's oil savings account simply for being a resident.

State officials plan to announce the amount of this year's Oct. 4 payout Today.

They've already warned that it could be less than last year's dividend of $1,174, which was the smallest since 2006.

Some estimates shared yesterday place the 2012 Dividend at around 860 dollars.