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Young people get Social Security
Regular readers know that Social Securitybenefits people of all ages. Highlighting information for children under the age of 18, at the end of 2013 about 3.2 million children under the age of 18 wer...
4/16/14 at 11:50 AM April is Financial Literacy Month 4/14/14 at 11:37 AM
Annual retirement test background 4/10/14 at 10:11 AM
IRA Rollovers Become IRS Target
On March 28 I wrote a post about a U.S.tax court altering the rules on IRA to IRA rollovers and wondered when the IRS would officially change the rules and start enforcement. Previously according to p...
4/14/14 at 3:18 PM IRA Rollover Rules Altered by Tax Court 3/28/14 at 12:18 PM
Odds of Surviving Critical Illness Dramatically Increase 3/18/14 at 4:30 PM
Legislative notebook: TV commercial blasts Dayton medical marijuana stand
A group supporting medical marijuana is buying television commercial time to attack Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's opposition to a bill stalled in the Legislature. The spot features a St. Paul mother a...
4/2/14 at 1:20 PM
4 Credit Tips for Seniors
We all know the importance of fitness for a better quality of life. Just like staying physically fit or keeping our minds sharp, financial fitness is just as important. Even though our physical streng...
3/31/14 at 9:51 AM Should I Give Money to my Adult Child? 8/11/13 at 8:55 AM
5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money 4/17/13 at 9:22 AM
Financial Wellness: Don’t let #yolo ruin your financial future
The young professionals downing drinks and nibbling small plates at Fargos fine dining establishments always have confounded me. Its a rare occasion I splurge on a $9 martini or an artisan cheese pla...
3/11/14 at 1:17 AM Mo' money, no problem 11/5/11 at 6:00 AM
A lady of leisure...
I have had retirement actively on my mind for a few years now even though I anticipate my retirement is more than a decade away. I think that is how it is and must be these days. Gone are the days whe...
2/23/14 at 10:32 AM Building toward retirement... 1/17/14 at 11:59 PM
Retirement Kyle... 6/28/13 at 8:58 AM
Tips to Retire Rich
There is an article in the latest issue of Kiplinger magazine on how to retire rich. Some of the ideas in the article are to participate in your company's 401k plan or invest in a Roth IRA, pay off s...
9/5/12 at 7:46 AM Strapped for Cash? 4/29/12 at 7:00 AM
Make a Plan 2/2/12 at 8:00 AM
Planning (or not) for Retirement
With a recent major birthday in our household, we were reminded that retirement is closer than ever. Just like planning for kids college and other major financial events in life, they come upon us too...
3/30/12 at 10:22 AM
Pension vote breakdowns
Here are the vote breakdowns from yesterday's pension votes, in case you're interested. SECOND READING OF HOUSE BILL HB 1228: A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact subsection 4 of section 54-52-01 ...
2/19/11 at 3:08 PM Retirement bills update 2/18/11 at 9:51 AM
Autism advocates push for health insurance 9/22/10 at 9:08 AM
How Should Someone Invest For Retirement?
By: State Bank & Trust (Member FDIC) Saving for retirement. Those three words can sound scary, especially if you have a short-term goal of getting your finances back on track, as the three famili...
1/12/11 at 11:03 AM
I'm "Retiring" NOT Croaking
Okay, listen up because I'm not going to repeat this again. Ever since I notified people...friends and business associates...that I was going to retire from my present position and "cut back" on my t...
11/29/10 at 3:36 PM
Solicitor General Elena Kagan seems to be handling the Senate Judiciary Committee pretty well. Wednesday was her third day of testimony and she was displaying patience, humor and intelligence. The sen...
6/30/10 at 2:00 PM
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Yesterday we had coffee with old friends from North Dakota who are newly "ret...
3/6/10 at 8:18 AM