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November 5, 2019
Through smart saving and budgeting, Forum reporter Emma Vatnsdal was able to purchase her first home this summer — all by herself! Emma Vatnsdal / The Forum
So you want to buy your first home? Here's what you need to know
November 5, 2019 - 7:00am
November 2, 2019
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Make a list. Check it twice. Experts share tips to avoid holiday debt 
November 2, 2019 - 7:00am
August 8, 2019
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Mortgage rates plunge to their lowest levels in 33 months
August 8, 2019 - 10:51am
May 29, 2019
Making minimum payments on credit cards often leads to problems
May 29, 2019 - 11:12am
May 4, 2019
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Is there a right time to start collecting Social Security? Financial experts weigh in
May 4, 2019 - 8:11am
February 26, 2019
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Dakotas, Minnesota among America's safest states for seniors
February 26, 2019 - 12:13pm
February 23, 2019
United Way sees major donation drops in Minot, Grand Forks
February 23, 2019 - 3:19pm
February 12, 2019
Scott Holdman, left, and Pat Traynor from Dakota Medical Foundation announce Feb. 7, 2017, the first-ever Giving Hearts Day donor awards. 2019 is the 24-hour event's 12th year. Forum file photo
Giving Hearts Day: 5 things you may not know about the annual fundraising free-for-all
February 12, 2019 - 4:52pm
January 2, 2019
South Dakota Lucky for Life winner has a $5.7M decision to make
January 2, 2019 - 4:36pm
January 1, 2019
$1 million winning lottery tickets sold in Crookston, Ely
January 1, 2019 - 4:14pm
December 31, 2018
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Mega Millions jackpot swells to $415 million for New Year's Day drawing
December 31, 2018 - 4:15pm
December 29, 2018
"I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife and kids would be homeless within a year when my life insurance ran out." Photo for The Washington Post by Stuart W. Palley
'I see no way out': Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common
December 29, 2018 - 4:41pm
November 21, 2018
LeRoy Jorgenson of Williston, N.D., rings a bell Tuesday, Nov. 20, outside the East Grand Forks, Minn., Cabella's to raise money for the Salvation Army. Tess Williams / Forum News Service
The nice list: Where do Minnesota and North Dakota rank for volunteering?
November 21, 2018 - 4:37pm
October 25, 2018
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Who won $100,000 playing Powerball in Fargo?
October 25, 2018 - 2:19pm
October 6, 2018
An American flag flies July 5, 2017, at Barry Farm, a Washington D.C. housing development that is to be demolished and rebuilt into multi-income housing. Washington Post photo by Michael Robinson Chavez.
Downward mobility: Where middle-class kids are worse off than their parents
October 6, 2018 - 5:17am