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Are You Due For a Financial Spring Cleaning? Five Tips for a Fresh Perspective
Most of us tend to get at least a small dose of the blues over the long winter months, and sometimes, your finances can suffer neglect as a result. Symptoms of financial neglect might include: Seve...
5/1/13 at 11:41 AM 5 Tips to Retire Debt Free 3/21/13 at 10:07 AM
The Truth About Debt Settlement Companies 3/15/13 at 10:14 AM
Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp...
4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
My light bulb is at 150 watts today...
I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke...
3/26/13 at 7:30 AM
Are Safe Withdrawal Rates Still Relevant?
Check out the presentation by Michael Kitces on whether or not safe withdrawal rates are still relevant in today's low rate/return environment (you will need to click on the Live Webinar Link to Acces...
3/22/13 at 9:40 AM Should You Be Worried About Cyprus? 3/21/13 at 4:24 PM
Financial Adventurism Warren Buffett Style 3/14/13 at 11:49 AM
Why Its Important to Pay more than Minimum Payments
Here is a video showing how long it takes and how much interest you pay when only paying the minimum payments on your credit card debt. In the example in the video, by only paying the minimum payme...
3/21/13 at 7:29 PM Making Minimum Payments 12/4/12 at 8:45 PM
Debt Free U 10/14/12 at 7:58 AM
Legislative notebook: Obama coming to discuss gun violence
By Don Davis Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota. President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss gun violence and state legislators plan to consider...
1/30/13 at 8:04 PM Legislative notebook: Ex-lawmakers warn federal budget woes could hurt 1/15/13 at 4:36 PM
Legislative notebook: Select committee to look into Minnesota wages 1/14/13 at 8:00 PM
Money-Savin' Mama: Living paycheck to paycheck? Think again
Money-Savin Mama has some tough love for you this New Year. It stems from a phrase I hear employed professionals utter far too often. I live paycheck to paycheck, they lament. Sorry, but I dont buy i...
1/4/13 at 5:01 AM
Conrad has big goals for final to-do list
FARGO With a little more than 11 months until his retirement, North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad has a busy to-do list he wants to tackle before leaving Capitol Hill. Conrad discussed his to...
1/18/12 at 11:27 AM VIDEO: Berg mediates at-times fiery town hall in Fargo 8/12/11 at 4:25 PM
Berg's latest town hall sparks crossfire over budget, taxes 8/12/11 at 7:01 AM
It's All In The Wording
The pastor today in church was talking about Pastor Rick Warren stated that, "Christians are like tea bags, you don't know how they will react until they are are placed in hot water." That was kind of...
8/23/11 at 7:21 AM
A wee crack in Thune's debt-ceiling position
So the debt ceiling drama is over (sort of) and SD's mighty 3 all voted 'yes.' (We'll discuss that soon.) Meanwhile, South Dakota's junior senator - who's been all over the TV talking about this - ma...
8/3/11 at 12:27 AM Thune talks VP on MTP 8/1/11 at 7:36 AM
How are we doing this?
I believe on Dec 13th, we met with our financial counselor at the Village where we went over all of our numbers. At that time we owed just over $43,000 on our credit cards. Today Jan 21st, that number...
1/21/11 at 11:04 PM Talk isn't cheap: Couple pledges to increase financial communication 1/12/11 at 1:20 AM
How did we get here?? 1/7/11 at 9:03 PM
N.D. lawmakers pitch federal debt proposal
BISMARCK North Dakota lawmakers who want to do their part to help control the nations debt had their first hearing Wednesday. A group of lawmakers wants the Legislature to support an amendment to th...
1/19/11 at 6:11 PM School bullying and federal debt 1/19/11 at 4:53 PM
Federal debt and the states 10/5/10 at 12:17 PM
Today's Show Friday 8/13
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program: Are Debt Collectors crossing the line in their attempts to reclaim debts?; It's official, people will sue anyone for anything; Randy Long joins us to t...
8/13/10 at 8:21 AM Today's Show Thursday 8/12 8/12/10 at 8:25 AM
...At Any Time
We have been notified that a regional pound has the below dogs who are in danger of being euthanized at any time. We would LOVE to help them but we need committed foster homes willing to...
4/13/10 at 7:03 PM
2010 Dillusions of Grandeur
We all know what time of year it is. There's no mistaking it by any means of avoidance or distraction. It's that time when we start thinking about how next year is going to be better than ...
12/27/09 at 8:52 PM