IN THE BLACK Financial Lessons in Daily Life
For the month of October I am participating in a 31 day event where bloggers post each day on different topics. I chose the topic of teaching kids about money and finances.
It is important to start ... Posted on 10/4/12 at 6:26 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES The Problem with Soccer in Germany Part 1: Overview
People have their favorite sports that they love to watch. In the US we have our traditional sports of baseball, football, ice hockey and basketball, but we also have our state-of-the-art type of spo... Posted on 5/17/12 at 10:47 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Property Taxes: Whose Money Is in the Bucket?
I've had a few questions about several stories I've written about property taxes, and I would like to share with you my bucket analogy, which simplifies some of the complex things that determine a per... Posted on 4/5/12 at 2:52 PM
GOD TRACKS Got thanks? Share them!
What are you thankful for? Consider commenting about it here and creating a blog of thanks! Heres one thing I'm thankful for:I dont need an iPhone to reach God!
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When I think o... Posted on 11/23/11 at 12:32 PM
Twenty-four residents of Williams, Minn., have signed a petition asking the state auditor’s office to look into the finances of the city.
The petition asks for audits for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The audit’s cost would be paid by city residents. According to state statute, Williams needed 16 signees to submit the petition.
Just two weeks into the New Year, many are finding that their financial resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. Certified financial counselors at The Village Family Service Center offer three simple steps consumers can easily implement that will put them on the road to financial stability.
For many people, job loss is as devastating emotionally as it is financially. Imagine what it would be like to lose your job not just once, but maybe even two or three times in just as many years. Imagine the same thing happening to your spouse, as well. For Al and Michelle Ford, the Great Recession started about a year before it became a nationwide crisis.
As parents age, children must decide when to take over financial decisions We struggle enough with determining whether it’s time to take the car keys from our elderly parents. Another tough decision that many families will have to grapple with is whether it’s time to take the checkbook from Mom and Dad because of their cognitive decline.
The Fargodome’s finances were less robust than expected through the end of February, but should show a healthy rebound thanks to March’s Bon Jovi concert and other events in coming weeks, an official said. Fargodome figures put February’s net income at $146,139. It was budgeted to be $247,760. That left the dome $101,621 behind its budget goals for that month alone.
A couple recently stopped by divorce attorney Ron Ousky's office with lousy news. The husband's income was just slashed by $100,000, and the couple needed an unbiased financial planner to figure out if they could still afford to split.
One year after the start of the crash, your 401(k) or IRA is pretty much back to even, according to some studies. Rather than thinking about how much money you lost, now’s a good time to incorporate all the new retirement research into your plan.
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