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Mastering Student Loans: Know Before You Owe
Student loans remain a hot topic...and will for years to come. So we're flashing back to Barb's post with how to prepare for and deal with student loan debt. |As a financial counselor, I have obser...
2/16/18 at 6:23 AM 4 Bad Financial Habits That You Need to Break Stat 2/14/18 at 6:25 AM
3 Tips to Avoid Arguments About Money 2/2/18 at 6:28 AM
Stranger’s Kindness Makes Things Right Again
My purse was stolen when I was in college. A few years later, it happened again. Was it my fault? Absolutely. I had been careless both times. The grief I felt came from a sense of being persona...
1/12/18 at 1:14 PM A Christmas Kindness Story, Part 1 12/23/17 at 7:16 AM
Kindness Has a Way of Circling Back 9/29/17 at 5:56 PM
5 Reasons Overspending at Christmas Will Hamstring You in the Future
Tis the season to spend ... and spend ... and spend. Come New Year, all the spending can catch up to you. The National Retail Federation estimates that consumers will spend $967 on holiday expenses o...
12/5/17 at 11:49 AM The Village Family Magazine is looking for freelance writers 1/12/15 at 2:18 PM
Looking for some deals online? Try these websites and apps 11/4/14 at 4:11 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
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
Why You Never Have Enough Time
You don't have to be that old (I'm not) to remember 3rd grade social studies books promising that we'll all live on the moon someday. And we'll drive around in cars that fly. And eat food that looks l...
2/21/17 at 9:20 AM Do You Have Enough Friends? 2/17/17 at 3:38 PM
Got Dreams? Protect Them 1/31/17 at 11:50 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
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
Its no secret I, like most of you, have a love/hate affair with money (I actually typed, Monday which would be sort of true too, right?). I love to save money and hate to spend. Saving money represent...
8/28/14 at 7:37 AM Money 9/25/13 at 3:10 PM