LIVING UNITED Toys for Tots drive
There's still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way.
Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distr... Posted on 11/25/13 at 4:57 PM
IN THE BLACK Separate Accounts for Each Savings Goal
We all know it is important to save money for things we want . It may be easier to save if you have a goal of what you are saving for. I saw two blog posts recently about having different savings acc... Posted on 9/7/13 at 7:34 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Hong Kong: From Me to You
Okay. So after Macau last week, now it's time to jump over to the other side of the delta to see the other recently-handed-over, former Western colony in these parts:
It's a place weve al... Posted on 4/14/12 at 8:47 AM
While attending UND, I remember hearing about “Tyrone for Student Body President.” Everywhere. Fast forward a few years, I was new in my position as executive director for the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals and had just moved back to Grand Forks, when I heard his name come up again, this time as a member of the Grand Forks City Council.
Four years ago, as a newly elected president began his efforts to rescue the economy and strengthen the social safety net, conservative economic pundits — people who claimed to understand markets and know how to satisfy them — warned of imminent financial disaster. Stocks, they declared, would plunge, while interest rates would soar.
UND sophomore Daryl Thom hopes the new Financial Wellness Services program on campus will help her stay debt-free. Although she’d carefully planned for her education and carries no student debt, she still needs help to stay that way, she said.
Minnesota’s taxpayer-supported budget rose from $638,623 in 1962-63 to $35 billion in the current two-year cycle, and now Minnesotans and a new crop of lawmakers are wondering what the state’s new budget number will be.
Don Davis and Danielle Killey
, December 30, 2012
The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders took a final stab at compromise Friday night to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and possibly prevent sweeping spending cuts as well.
A few years back, there was a boom in poker television — shows in which you got to watch the betting and bluffing of expert card players. Since then, viewers seem to have lost interest.
But I have a suggestion: Instead of featuring poker experts, why not have a show featuring poker incompetents — people who fold when they have a strong hand or don’t know how to quit while they’re ahead?
President Barack Obama has throttled back his ambitions for a sweeping budget bargain with Republicans. Instead, he's calling for a scaled-back measure sufficient to prevent the government from careening off the "fiscal cliff" in January by extending tax cuts for most taxpayers and forestalling a painful set of agency budget cuts.
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