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Wise investment? A UND degree’s return on investment in line with U.S., but behind NDSU

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Junior Devin Turner wanted to get a business degree when he came to the University of North Dakota as a freshman. He went there, rather than a community college or tech school, because he felt UND would provide him more opportunities …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wise investment? A UND degree’s return on investment in line with U.S., but behind NDSU

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Junior Devin Turner wanted to get a business degree when he came to the University of North Dakota as a freshman. He went there, rather than a community college or tech school, because he felt UND would provide him more opportunities …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Playing catch-up: Personal income in Grand Forks catches up to national average

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The oil boom and a few good years in the agriculture sector are making North Dakota wealthier.
But Grand Forks is only now catching up to the rest of the nation.
Grand Forks’ per capita personal income, the largest share of which …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

With surplus of cash, N. Dakota hears pleas for help paying bills

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Like a lottery winner who hears from a long-lost relative or friend, the cash-rich state of North Dakota gets similar pleas for help.
State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said that in the past year and a half, her office has received a handful of emails and letters from people asking for help to pay their bills. Continue Reading

Bankruptcy: A clean slate, but at what cost?

July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For months, Amy Flaten cried any time she talked about bankruptcy.
In her late teens and early 20s, she’d racked up debt after her fiancé at the time had been injured and stopped working and started doing physical therapy. She was a full-time student and working full-time, but there wasn’t enough money. Continue Reading

Selloff tarnishes image, but some still bullish on gold

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

For a commodity that dazzled for most of the last decade, gold turned to lead this past week when the price dropped 13 percent over two trading days. Continue Reading

Don’t let an ‘authorization hold’ on credit card hold you hostage

March 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Credit is a convenience; it allows you to charge a meal on your credit card, pay for an appliance with an installment plan, or take out a loan to buy a house. However, when dining out at a fancy restaurant or spending the night away in a hotel, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says it’s important to take notice of what the banking industry calls an “authorization hold.” Continue Reading

UND teaches students to deal with a post-college reality

December 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As student loan debt reaches unprecedented highs, UND’s new Financial Wellness program is using students to teach students ways to manage that debt. Continue Reading