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How to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money
In a recent post I talked about reasons people give for not saving. While it truly is about making a conscious effort to save, there are ways to make saving money easier simply by not having to think ...
11/20/17 at 6:25 AM How to Host Thanksgiving Dinner Without Breaking the Bank 11/17/17 at 6:30 AM
25 Productive Things to Do Instead of Spending Money 11/15/17 at 6:25 AM
Kindness Has a Way of Circling Back
Anytime is a good time for kindness, but receiving it is especially sweet when you feel like you've got nothing left to give. Proud dad, Scott Wright, who lives near the Wisconsin/Iowa border, a...
9/29/17 at 5:56 PM Grace at the Gas Pump 8/4/17 at 12:10 PM
Rummage Sale Cash & Kindness Come in Handy 8/6/16 at 12:11 PM
How BCBSND’s Wide Network Saves Members Money
At BCBSND, we know North Dakotans want options. That's why we've negotiated prices with thousands of providers across North Dakota. In fact, BCBSND offers one of the largest networks in the state. ...
8/28/17 at 8:54 AM Hoax message on Medicare rate hike 10/9/12 at 12:22 PM
How is my premium spent? 2/13/12 at 10:19 AM
You Get the Credit!
Capital credits are the return of your investment in the cooperative, but not everyone understands how they work. Below are a few common questions about capital credits. What are capital credits? An ...
6/2/17 at 8:11 AM Clean Power Plan Gets an F 2/16/16 at 11:01 AM
Saving energy during cold weather 1/13/16 at 3:59 PM
Senator Heitkamp Condemns “Dark Money” in Politics Even as It Pays for Ads Touting Her for Re-Election
Earlier this year Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she would be joining with Montana Democrat Jon Tester in introducing legislation to "push back against dark money in politics." If out-of-state...
5/26/17 at 10:13 AM
AAA, BBB Offer Tips for Traveling Seniors
Whatever time of year, getaways are always fun but planning ahead is an important part of the process, especially for senior travelers. AAA The Auto Club Group and Better Business Bureau of Minnesot...
5/18/17 at 1:28 PM
How to Make Money With a Bucket of Ice
It was not that long ago that everyone who was anyone was dumping ice water all over themselves. Sounds crazy, but hey it was for a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 was one of the grea...
5/5/17 at 11:32 AM
The Concept of Money: Unfamiliar, Yet Necessary
Money. It's been said by many smart people over many years that we ought to teach financial literacy to schoolchildren. As it stands, most all Americans--despite their income--live paycheck to payche...
4/28/17 at 6:57 AM Inside the Isolate: A Minnesota Man Visits North Korea 1/24/16 at 10:23 AM
I Received an Old Dollar Bill as Change; A Lesson Ensued 7/3/15 at 8:10 AM
3 Things to Keep in Mind as Tax Season Approaches
By Alicia Kellebrew Financial Counselor Tax season is once again upon us, and this time of year I get many questions surrounding tax preparation, what to do with tax refunds, and what to do if a tax ...
3/1/17 at 10:05 AM How Financial Counselors Are Like Doctors…for Your Money 9/30/16 at 10:34 AM
Slaying your financial dragons 5/23/16 at 11:56 AM
Ballin’ on a Budget
Ballin' on a Budget The Full Downtown Fargo Experience Without the Full Downtown Fargo Price BY JOHN MILLER Bars are fun; spending money at bars is not. Many college students love experiencing Fargos...
2/8/17 at 2:00 AM
New CFP Board Consumer Survey Series: “Concerned Strivers” Have Higher Incomes, Find Saving Hard
First of four consumer segmentation surveys provides detailed look at Americans finances By Paul Jarvis, CFP AreaVoices Financial Planning Blog A new series of consumer surveys from Certified Financia...
10/3/16 at 3:00 PM New Survey Shows Americans Trying to Save; Positive Yet Uncertain About Their Finances 8/30/16 at 10:53 AM
Global Market Volatility: How to Stay in and Weather the Storm 8/2/16 at 7:59 AM
Historic Ranch in ND Badlands Fetches More Than $3.3 Million
WATFORD CITY, N.D. A historic ranch in the North Dakota Badlands sold Wednesday, Sept. 28, for more than $3.3 million to nine different buyers. About 150 people attended the live auction for the Woo...
9/28/16 at 5:39 PM
No One Knows About a 2017 COLA Yet
Articles guessing aboutSocial Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for next year are starting to appear. No matter what you read or hear, no one knows 20...
9/6/16 at 8:04 AM Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016 9/1/16 at 7:20 AM
Is Social Security Prorated for Month of Death? 8/26/16 at 8:55 AM
They don’t make things like they used to
Does it just happen to me or are there others out there who seem to have the worst luck when it comes to major appliance breakdown? Less than six months ago, I arrived home late one Friday evening, r...
4/23/16 at 9:28 AM The Tooth Fairy discrepancy 10/21/13 at 8:49 PM
'Small Personal Changes = Big Results' or 'What a Billionaire Can Teach You About Personal Finances"'
By Alicia Kellebrew The Village Financial Resource Center I'm always on the lookout for an inspiring story or good advice. Here's one that supplies both.Sir Richard Branson is known as one of the w...
6/18/15 at 1:40 PM