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Maturing Financial Goals: Change Can Be Good
Today's post shares insights about goal setting and how those goals change as you mature and priorities shift. Carl Richards, author of "The Behavior Gap" shares his thoughts about this cycle of ever ...
5/23/13 at 2:14 PM Should You Be Worried About Cyprus? 3/21/13 at 4:24 PM
Tips for Minimizing Sequestration’s Impact on Personal Finances 3/6/13 at 2:05 PM
Capitol, floods, veterans, disaster bills end 2013 legislative session
By Don Davis The Minnesota Legislature ended a historic 2013 session seconds before midnight Monday after voting to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans...
5/21/13 at 1:16 AM Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
Budget pieces slowly begin moving toward governor's office 5/17/13 at 8:49 PM
Medicare Medical (Part B) premium varies with income
Medicare Medical (Part B) coverage helps pay for doctors services and outpatient care along with other services. Most people incorrectly think that the costs of providing Medicare Part B coverage are...
5/20/13 at 3:49 PM Pensions and Social Security, Part 2 - WEP 4/18/13 at 12:39 PM
Pensions and Social Security, Part 1 4/16/13 at 10:51 AM
Tax the middle class
"Under the House Democrat Tax bill, 60 percent of people in the middle income tax bracket will see an income tax increase." And this is from the party that campaigned on helping the middle class. When...
5/8/13 at 10:54 AM Surly Brewing Speaks out on tax 4/30/13 at 6:24 PM
Don't forget to do your taxes. There are programs to help Seniors called Tax-Aide.There is Community Action in Duluth and other programs that are free. Check out this website: www.aarp.org/findtaxhe...
3/12/13 at 7:28 AM Kids, Deductioins, and College 3/11/12 at 2:40 PM
Taxes are Coming Due 4/13/11 at 7:48 PM
Making the Case against Receiving a Federal Income Tax Refund
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling ...
3/8/13 at 12:43 PM Ways to Find Money and Offset Social Security Tax Hike 1/4/13 at 5:42 PM
Spending Your Tax Refund the Right Way 4/17/12 at 7:54 AM
Pay Taxes On What You Spend – Not On What You Earn
Taxes are inevitable. You know that part. Each April 15, you tally up all of your 1099 forms that you have received and pay taxes on your investments, even if you havent actually spent a penny of thos...
2/18/13 at 5:25 PM 2013 Medicare Tax Increases 2/7/13 at 5:48 PM
Roth IRA Taxation in 2013 1/28/13 at 12:42 PM
by Broc Lietz, Business Manager The legislative session is in full swing, and Dr. Schatz and I have spent a great deal of time in Bismarck following bills that address the primary legislative issues ...
2/14/13 at 3:17 PM Do you know the Board? (Part 8 of 9) 3/12/12 at 2:35 PM
Do you know the Board? (Part 6 of 9) 2/17/12 at 1:30 PM
Making tax decisions less taxing
Growing a crop can be challenging. Marketing a crop can be harder still. Hardest of all, perhaps, is keeping abreast of tax law changes and incorporating those changes into farm management. That's wh...
11/7/12 at 11:45 AM
Eat the Rich
Are you mad at rich people? Do you respect them? The class warfare debate is as alive as ever, and an article in the New York Timesstirred the coals with this piece. It says that France's new Socialis...
8/8/12 at 12:20 PM
Silicon Valley in South Dakota?
Wall Street Journal columnist David Weidner used newly hired Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer to prove a point about business-friendly tax climates in a July 18 piece. ... If Californians approve Proposi...
8/2/12 at 3:41 PM Is an opt-out the solution to our road woes? 4/1/10 at 8:22 AM
Would you support an additional 1 percent of sales tax? 1/20/10 at 5:31 AM
The Politics of Pinching Peaches
Generally, the produce department of a grocery store is a quiet place. Pinching peaches, while it is a dreadful practice, doesn't result in sounds from the peaches. I imagine, however, that the peopl...
8/2/12 at 2:32 PM Trickling Economics 2/16/12 at 2:28 PM
Do you want property tax reform?
I'm trying to put together a column on how Measure 2 and how, even though it was defeated, it really tapped into a strong vein in North Dakota in that lots of people feel they either, A- Property taxe...
6/13/12 at 4:31 PM Thoughts on taxes, Part 1: The problem with withholding income taxes 3/10/11 at 3:10 PM
Just paid my 2010 taxes 3/3/11 at 9:35 PM
Tax Freedom Day
Yesterday, in addition to be the deadline for filing Federal and State tax returns it was also Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day is the day that average Americans have earned enough to pay their tax b...
4/18/12 at 7:00 AM
Record on taxes is clear
All votes of Fargo city commissioners are public record and are verified in the minutes of all the commission meetings. Im proud of my record as one who works to engage the community to make better us...
4/8/12 at 7:50 AM