SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Totally Broke Tuesday or Triumphant Tuesday?
Did you survive the shopping weekend without any bruises to your wallet?
Congratulations! Time to sit back, relax and enjoy Triumphant Tuesday.
Or are you on the other end?
Did Black Friday, Small ... Posted on 12/3/13 at 11:52 AM
IN THE BLACK Deal With Your Debt
I recently read the book, Deal With Your Debt by Liz Weston. At the time of this post, the Kindle version is free. MAKE SURE THE PRICE IS STILL $0.00 BEFORE ORDERING, prices can change at any time... Posted on 7/13/13 at 6:29 PM
REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 8:27 AM
THE NEW FORTY My light bulb is at 150 watts today...
I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 6:30 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Obama coming to discuss gun violence
By Don Davis
Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota.
President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss gun violence and state legislators plan to consider... Posted on 1/30/13 at 7:04 PM
When Rob and Nicole Nyhlen married in 2003, they didn’t have a lot of debt, just two credit cards with a couple hundred dollars on them. But, within a couple of years, they said their poor decisions and careless spending had put them in a tight financial bind.
Payday loan companies need more state regulation to keep poor Minnesotans out of a “debt trap,” the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says. “The vast majority of payday borrowers are caught in a trap with the first loan,” the group’s executive director, Brian Rusche, said Tuesday, urging state leaders to pass a regulation law next year.
With time running short, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea.
House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night.
As the U.S. government moved into the second week of a shutdown on Monday with no end in sight, a deadlocked U.S. Congress also confronted an October 17 deadline to increase the nation's borrowing power or risk default.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling without a "serious conversation" about what is driving the debt, while Democrats said it was irresponsible and reckless to raise the possibility of a U.S. default.
Caren Bohan and Andy Sullivan
, October 06, 2013
The federal government’s failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among those most affected, a legislative committee learned Friday.
Angie Bettenhausen put her stethoscope to the chest of a 13-year-old asthmatic Pomeranian named Ariyana. The dog had been coughing and wheezing. Bettenhausen, who graduated from Iowa State in 2009, has been a small animal veterinarian at Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital in Bismarck for about three years. She's paying off more than $100,000 in student loans.
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.
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?
Retreating with a purpose, Republicans sped legislation through the House on Wednesday to avert the imminent threat of a government default but pointing the way to a springtime budget struggle with President Barack Obama over Medicare, farm subsidies and other benefit programs.
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