THIS WOMAN WRITES Impulse Buying versus a Wise Investment
Sometimes the best pieces of advice don't seem real because they don't seem like advice.
Like this one:
Wait, before you make a purchase.
See what I mean? It's so prosaic, so basic, so sensible t... Posted on 3/15/13 at 4:06 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY Secrets to a Financially Happy Relationship
A happy couple strolls down the aisle hand-in-hand as the church bells let out a triumphant ring and the members of the congregation cheer loudly. The bride and groom are happy, smiling and having the... Posted on 3/6/13 at 12:27 PM
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
STAFF BLOG 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!
No Cell Phone Required
When I think o... Posted on 11/23/11 at 12:32 PM
A late rent payment turns into an extra $100 deficit in overdue fees.
A medical emergency leads to big bills and valuable days of work lost.
A payday loan may bring thousands of dollars in interest or overdraft fees.
For those struggling to make ends meet, everyday costs come laden with traps that can drag impoverished people and families over a financial precipice.
By Marino Eccher, Forum Communications Co.
, November 25, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — A senator's high-profile investigation of spending by televangelists wrapped up after more than three years Thursday with no penalties for the pastors who refused to cooperate and no definitive findings of wrongdoing.
The state Board of Higher Education directed Chancellor Bill Goetz to dig deeper into spending practices at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota after a recent audit revealed noncompliance with state law and board policy.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications Co.
, May 11, 2010
Richard Hanson gets a nod of appreciation, both for what he’s found in his short tenure as interim president of North Dakota State University and for the calmness he’s displayed in the face of the news.
The news is bad.
Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Marcus Levings says the tribes have paid off a judgment owed in a casino dispute and the tribes’ finances no longer are frozen.
A panel of arbitrators determined earlier that the tribes must pay developer Dale Little Soldier about $6.3 million for pulling out of a planned $20 million casino on the south shore of Lake Sakakawea.
Despite hefty increases in promotional spending, lottery ticket sales and profits have declined in North Dakota during the past two years and led to a large reduction in the lottery’s financial reserves.
Ticket sales of the North Dakota Lottery’s four games — Powerball, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2 and 2by2 — have dropped by 4 percent, to $21.7 million, from 2007 to 2009, according to lottery financial statements. Profits in the 2009 budget year alone dropped 15 percent, to $5.78 million, primarily because of increased marketing expenses.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, September 14, 2009
With the country sinking deeper into recession, the Federal Reserve launched a bold $1.2 trillion effort Wednesday to lower rates on mortgages and other consumer debt, spur spending and revive the economy.
To do so, the Fed will spend up to $300 billion to buy long-term government bonds and an additional $750 billion in mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
By Jeannine Aversa, The Associated Press
, March 19, 2009
The Grand Forks events center reports a profit in 2008 but its event fund ended up in red ink.
The Alerus Center Commission and members of the City Council looked over balance sheets for the big building this week. The Alerus Center reported a year-end balance of $14,900 but if the event fund is included, it’s $630,000 in the red.
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