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
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
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
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
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
September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK (AP) New estimates put North Dakota’s budget surplus at a staggering $1.6 billion. Continue Reading
August 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR Rice Memorial Hospital will aim for at least a 2 percent annual profit margin for the next five years and will continue to build up its debt capacity to take on new projects.
July 7, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
The recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll allowed consumers to select their greatest financial regret. Of more than 2,200 respondents, 53 percent indicated that habitually overspending was what they regretted most.
June 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune
Many people think there is a top secret solution to solving their money problems.
June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
When your babies are keeping you up all night or taking their first steps, you probably are too busy to spend much time thinking: “I wonder how we’re going to pay for Junior’s college education.” Continue Reading