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March 23, 2020
Should laid off workers tap into their 401(k)? ‘It’s not a good idea’
ST. PAUL — With more than 120,000 people across Minnesota applying for unemployment since last Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic, and...
March 23, 2020 - 4:12pm
January 11, 2020
Setting budgeting boundaries offers peace of mind
DULUTH — Mixing money and relationships can be hard — with parents, siblings, partners. There are a lot of bad patterns and intense emotions...
January 11, 2020 - 9:00am
November 2, 2019
Make a list. Check it twice. Experts share tips to avoid holiday debt
DULUTH — With the season of giving around the corner, it’s a good time to plan your holiday spending. The average person will spend $1,007...
November 2, 2019 - 7:00am
July 8, 2019
Aspiring college students know 'shockingly' little about financial aid
High school students know very little about how financial aid works, according to a new analysis.
July 8, 2019 - 10:23am
July 6, 2019
Married to debt: Couples are taking out loans to pay for their weddings
Skyler Ramirez has a loan for his house, his car - and now his fiancee's engagement ring. The 26-year-old had already picked out the diamond...
July 6, 2019 - 10:30am
May 4, 2019
Is there a right time to start collecting Social Security? Financial experts weigh in
Seniors can start taking Social Security the first month they turn 62. But is that always the most financially sound choice? Experts say there...
May 4, 2019 - 8:11am
February 8, 2011
UPDATED: North Dakota bill would teach personal finance in middle school
BISMARCK -- A bill that would require middle school students to learn about checkbooks and credit cards met opposition Tuesday from educators who say they're already burdened with curriculum requirements. House Bill 1412 would require students to learn about concepts of personal...
February 8, 2011 - 8:36pm
December 21, 2010
Study: North Dakotans lack financial capability
GRAND FORKS - A new survey shows North Dakotans might not be as financially capable as the average American - despite the state's relatively minor impact from the economic recession that devastated much of the country. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority commissioned a comprehensive...
December 21, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2010
Coupon Queen: Do cashiers wage war on couponers?
After last week's column on why people might choose not to use coupons, I received these e-mails from readers: "I had a horrifying experience at my local supermarket last week and found myself crying all the way home. Cashiers who single out coupon shoppers for bad treatment are...
September 25, 2010 - 12:00am
September 20, 2010
Q and A: Disputed expense can still hurt credit history
QUESTION: I have a disputed medical expense that I brought to the attorney general's office in my state. They confirmed they are investigating, and I advised the bill collection agency this was pending. Though the collection agency said they would wait, they didn't. There is an "adverse...
September 20, 2010 - 4:00am
May 5, 2010
Q AND A: What you need to know for estate planning
Last week's column about estate-planning blunders generated a mini-buzz of questions. From the basic "What's the difference between a will and a trust?" to the emotional "How do we pick the right guardian for our kids?" readers wanted to know more about the mechanics of wills and...
May 5, 2010 - 4:00am
May 4, 2010
Pick up the pieces of 529 college-savings plans
You've said yes to the college your child will attend next fall, but the hard part remains. How to pay? The uncertainty is especially painful for parents who expected college savings to be tucked away in 529 savings plans by the time the bills started to arrive. But the financial...
May 4, 2010 - 4:00am
April 30, 2010
How to tap into added savings
If the recession has you feeling more tapped out, use less out of your tap. Reducing water use is a nice way to feel green, especially as Earth Day approaches its 40th anniversary April 22, and it can keep some cash in your pocket. The average American household uses 260 gallons...
April 30, 2010 - 1:00am
April 29, 2010
Web resources for managing credit
We might have avoided some of the trouble of the recent financial meltdown if more of us had properly managed our personal credit. Here are sites that provide guidance on doing just that. PAYING BACK: The how-to guides at Yahoo.com include this crash course in managing debt and credit....
April 29, 2010 - 4:00am
April 28, 2010
Estate planning prevents family feuds?
The irate sister who smashed a crystal vase in her attorney's parking lot, rather than hand it over to her sister after mom died. The squabbling siblings who spent three years and $15,000 battling over a few hundred dollars worth of JC Penney and Kmart knickknacks.
April 28, 2010 - 4:00am