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Lottery Scratch-offs Part 2: Stating the Obvious
Part 1 was aboutthe interesting psychology that gambling brings out in people. We also looked at those$30 scratch-offs and the mixed feelings that come with buying those things. But while people have...
9/12/12 at 9:52 AM Lottery Scratch-offs Part 1: Not Just a Dollar Anymore 9/4/12 at 8:53 AM
Help Tigger (and Tamara) with his vet bill!
My friendTamarastill needs about $800 dollars to help pay for Tigger's bill. She's going through a lot right now, including diagnosis of a rare disease, as well as other health problems she's having...
8/26/12 at 10:18 AM
Today's Ask Your Government
Dear Teri, Most of us are aware that North Dakota is running a huge surplus, due largely to oil revenue. Yet in the past, there have been times when oil prices have dropped drastically, drying up oil...
8/11/12 at 5:50 PM Bonus holiday edition Ask Your Government 7/3/12 at 6:15 PM
Today's Ask Your Government 6/16/12 at 6:19 PM
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...
4/5/12 at 1:52 PM
Cetero Research is bankrupt, and the pizza delivery guy is worried
When my friend needs cash more than he needs a weekend, he visits Cetero, which I grew up knowing as PRACS. I gather that the folks at Cetero poke my friend with fun (or needles) and make observations...
3/27/12 at 12:13 AM
SBA names Minnesota small business person of year
Darrin Swanson, owner of Kit Masters, Inc. and Swan Machine, Inc. based in Perham, Minn., has been named the Minnesota Small Business Persons of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. To...
3/20/12 at 8:37 AM Erman oversees Starion Financial loan center; Johnson named to management committee 2/6/12 at 2:45 PM
Bank of North Dakota modifies loan program for flood damages 12/8/11 at 12:06 PM
Energy Saving Tips
At Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, were all about saving money. In fact, we often have to get creative to think of new ways to stretch every dollar that we raise. But when it gets this cold outside...
2/9/12 at 9:58 AM
Extreme Coupons: Online Tools to Help You Save Money and Time
Several years ago, the only way to find great deals was to gather the weekend newspapers, clip coupons, go to the store and waste precious time standing in long checkout lines. Now, more and more web...
2/7/12 at 10:07 AM Save a ton with these grocery coupons! 10/3/11 at 4:29 AM
EXTREME Couponing Updates and Free Samples 9/2/11 at 8:53 AM
Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Whether your tax refund is $500 or $3,500, it can mean a real impact on your personal and financial well-being.Before you spend your refund on a flat-screen TV or an iPad, try to think through your ...
1/28/12 at 9:51 AM You May Qualify for Earned Income, Child Tax Credits 1/10/12 at 12:47 PM
How renters can cut energy bills 1/27/11 at 11:26 AM
How to find the best Black Friday deals?
I'm headed to my parents house in Colorado this Thanksgiving. And I'm already awaiting an awesome Black Friday deal: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Blueray for..... $9.99. You can fin...
11/15/11 at 6:21 AM Hungry? Help us make 23-cent meals! 11/14/11 at 6:20 AM
Financial Fix-Up participants staying the course
FARGO About six months ago, three local families started The Forums Financial Fix-Up, a very public process to tune up or overhaul their personal money situations. The series of stories, which debut...
6/4/11 at 1:13 AM Some Final Words 2/5/11 at 1:36 AM
Thoughts on taxes, Part 1: The problem with withholding income taxes
I said last week I had some things I'd like to say about taxes. Here is my first argument, whichI've written in bits and pieces over the past few days when time allowed. Ihavea few problems with our...
3/10/11 at 2:10 PM Just paid my 2010 taxes 3/3/11 at 8:35 PM
My wallet screams in agony 4/23/10 at 7:22 AM
Funny quotes, finances for toddler and Facebook-family info -- Family blog roundup #5
Here are some recommended family-related blogs/posts from around the AreaVoices.com community. Feel free to recommend your own favorites by leaving a comment. Or you can e-mail them to me at smercer@f...
1/19/11 at 12:04 PM Getting Organized Realistically Part 2 or The longest I've ever kept a New Year's Resolution 1/12/11 at 9:57 AM
Apply for The Forum's Financial Fix-Up
Were in the midst of a teachable moment. Todays economy has us all looking more closely at our money. It may be time for a financial fix-up, whether thats just a tuneup or a complete overhaul. We are ...
11/14/10 at 2:32 PM Fargo library offers money smart sessions 9/28/10 at 2:47 PM
New Diddy= Straight Fiyah
So last night in my 1am itunes prowl I stumbled upon Diddy-Dirty Money's new album Last Train To Paris. Another failed attempt by Diddy I thought. More "All About The Benjamins." More of Puffy/Sean Co...
10/14/10 at 10:56 AM