GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD BUSINESS Work Happy Now
Are you happy at work? If you answered no, you are not alone. A survey conducted by the Conference Board revealed that only 45% of workers are happy at their jobs. Given how much time we spend at work... Posted on 11/25/13 at 2:52 AM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Do you need to update your 2013 earnings estimate?
Q: I work part-time while receiving Social Security retirement and will earn less this year than originally estimated.Can I change my estimate now?
A:This refers to the annual earnings test.Yes, upda... Posted on 8/16/13 at 8:31 AM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT City Bits: GF Public Library ends year in the black
A small profit and a record circulation were some of the accomplishments highlighted by board members in the Grand Forks Public Library's annual report for 2012.
The library saw a nearly $40,000 prof... Posted on 8/6/13 at 2:12 PM
STAFF BLOG SHESAYSTV What SheSays: More money or more time?
Heidi Shaffer, Anna Larson and Tracy Frank talk about whether or not they'd like to have more money, which would mean working more, or more time which may mean less money but more time with family t... Posted on 7/24/13 at 4:58 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! I May Drink Too Much.
I may drink too much.
Seriously, who needs four different cups of coffee and a bottle of orange juice at the same time?... Posted on 7/14/13 at 5:52 PM
I tried to hold back the tears, but it was impossible.
I don’t cry in front of my news crew. It’s my job to be strong under pressure. But what they did for me, caught me by surprise, and it was so heartwarming, I had to cry.
A glance around your desk or office space might say more about you than your tolerance for clutter or propensity for filing. A recent University of Minnesota study indicates work environment can affect your creativity and how likely you are to make healthy choices and try new things.
Heavy rains in the northern Red River Valley will further slow sugar beet planting and could allow American Crystal Sugar Co. growers to plant only 430,000 to 440,000 of the 458,000 acres originally planned, officials of the Moorhead, Minn.-based farmer-owned cooperative said.
Are workplace compliments focused on looks or other personal details like dress ever OK? Is the alternative a more sterile professional life? When do such remarks rise to actionable harassment, or become worthy of a friendly rebuff or a trip to HR?
When Alexander Azenkeng’s pregnant wife was gravely ill last spring, he wasn’t concerned about losing his job at UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. One of the center’s few international employees, Azenkeng said he was allowed to stay home for a full month with his wife and their newborn. Few places would offer this and still let him keep his job, he said.
Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and it’s also why so many women are learning to fix their own plumbing, build their own furniture and do hundreds of other fix-it and do-it-yourself jobs that used to be largely part of the male skill set.
You’re on the road to financial well-being. You’ve unloaded toxic debt and saved up several months’ expenses in an emergency fund. Now what?
It’s time to get into the driver’s seat, and start investing your money.
Investing is more than just saving.
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