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The current Social Security Update mentions the testi... Posted on 12/4/13 at 10:28 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Why Bamboo?
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources on the planet and is becoming increasingly popular for flooring and cabinetry in homes. Unlike trees, bamboo is a grass that grows to maturity for harv... Posted on 11/22/13 at 2:15 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Am I Too Broke to File Bankruptcy?
As a bankruptcy counselor, I often speak with clients who are knee-deep in debt, and running in crisis mode. They are considering filing bankruptcy, but are frustrated at the cost to retain an attorne... Posted on 5/3/13 at 10:01 AM
IN THE BLACK Free and Low cost Activities
One of my goals for the next month is to post each day of July about a List of 10 dealing with a personal finance or money saving idea topic.
Entertainment doesnt always need to cost a lot of money. ... Posted on 7/4/12 at 6:01 AM
Over the last 11 years, the 56-year-old Sylvia Wolf has secured an estimated 150 free gowns for girls attending school dances, most notably for prom. They go to students who can’t afford the finery that routinely costs in triple figures.
Few in the Midwest will question the role of hunting, fishing and trapping when it comes to quality of life. At the same time, most of us are well aware that the money we spend on licenses and other fees directly benefits our activities.
Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. Pugach doesn't see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama's budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors, adding to a surcharge that already costs some 2 million beneficiaries hundreds of dollars a year each.
The idea of a new south-end bridge across the Red River seems to be on the minds of many Grand Forks area residents, though the high construction cost means it might be a while before they get the bridge they want.
It's absolutely true, as Herald staff writer Jennifer Johnson reported, that where UND and the North Dakota University System are concerned, "wages for many graduates have not kept up with inflation, even as student-debt loads reach record levels." Given that reality, why has enrollment stayed strong?
Steven Johnson has been involved in area agriculture for 40 years. But he’s never seen anything like the current boom in farmland sales and prices.
“It’s very strong,” says Johnson, president of Fargo, N.D.-based Johnson Auction & Realty.
With students carrying upwards of $40,000 in loans, and starting salaries typically at $25,000, aviation faculty make sure students — particularly prospective ones — realize this financial situation ahead of graduation, said Ken Polovitz, assistant dean of the aviation department.
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