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How much is your 2014 Social Security benefit?
The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 57 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014. Across the entire country, everyone receivin...
12/19/13 at 9:24 AM Does disability amount increase if health gets worse? 12/11/13 at 9:14 AM
Will a health savings account change my SSA retirement? 12/2/13 at 12:51 PM
Recipe: Good Food
Don't ask me how food imitation products made it into my breadbox and refrigerator. With various progeny wandering in and out over the month, assorted highly artificialized items sneaked in, many of...
12/17/13 at 5:37 PM Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers) 12/3/13 at 3:31 PM
Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Pumpkin Ice Cream 11/26/13 at 1:40 PM
Angels Among Us: Little girl gets Christmas wish
She watched as the little girl watched the cornucopia of children bobble within the brightly-colored confines, flipping and scissor-kicking in celebration of the autumn season. She watched as...
12/16/13 at 10:54 AM We POWER high school students! 11/26/13 at 2:14 PM
Happy Thanksgiving: We're thankful for you! 10/26/13 at 8:34 AM
Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget
My column in today's Forum talks about being frugally generous. What tips do you have to give and save? When all year long you penny pinch, you run the risk of becoming a Grinch. In the season of gi...
11/22/13 at 6:42 AM A dollar from my daughter 11/12/13 at 1:48 PM
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from the knife-wielding reporter who doesn't know how to cook 10/30/13 at 11:27 AM
WI Health Insurance Companies May Extend Renewals
This could be some money saving good news for Wisconsin residents who have or would have received nonrenewal notices from their health insurance company. On November 21, 2013 Wisconsin Office of the C...
11/21/13 at 11:57 AM Health Reform Confusion, Scammers Could Take Advantage 9/28/13 at 1:25 PM
DOW Loses Longtime Blue Chips 9/10/13 at 11:58 AM
The Tooth Fairy discrepancy
Two seven-year-old tykes stayed at my house over the weekend - nephew Reece minus his two front teeth (I know what he wants for Christmas!) and niece Katie, whose front tooth was so loose she could pu...
10/21/13 at 8:49 PM
Benefit for Grand Forks baby Willow Marka Oct. 19
Baby Willow Marie Markadoesn't turn1 month old until Sunday, yet she's already dealt with open heart surgery, plus a collapsed lung, pneumonia and sepsis. She also faces at least two more open heart ...
10/9/13 at 2:54 PM 'Inside-out' smiles possible during tonight's benefit for cancer-battling Forks mom 2/9/13 at 2:00 AM
Community fundraiser program gets spotlight in new NDAD Insider newsletter 2/8/13 at 1:43 PM
The relief I needed came in the form of a whisper just as I was falling asleep. Ive known for years the Ascended Beings find it easiest to communicate when we are somewhere between drowsiness and s...
9/25/13 at 3:10 PM
Why it's Important to Save Money
Think back to a time when having an extra $1,000 would have made a major difference in the circumstance you were facing. How would the situation have played out differently if you had $1,000 to draw u...
9/18/13 at 12:59 PM Financial Survival Skills for Your College Bound Kid 7/2/13 at 9:19 AM
Tear Down Attitudes of Entitlement 1/29/13 at 10:11 AM
Should I Give Money to my Adult Child?
When I work with clients who give money to their adult children, I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult ...
8/11/13 at 7:55 AM Saving Money While Fishing 5/15/13 at 8:58 AM
Budget Help Tip of the Week: Saving at the Grocery Store 5/8/13 at 9:09 AM
Money Matters Pinterest Board
One of my goals for August is to share a Pinterest board each day of the month. Today's board is on Money Matters. It includes books, quotes and products dealing with personal finance and budgeting....
8/1/13 at 6:01 AM Teaching Kids about Money 5/29/13 at 6:20 PM
Junior Achievement Volunteering 2/5/13 at 9:01 PM
If I could wave a magic wand, I would.
You know, life was getting boring. I mean, other than homeschooling, dance AND piano recitals, teeth falling out, and birthday parties every thirty days, our lives had just gotten SOOOO predictable. ...
5/8/13 at 10:08 AM A folder for each ticket & birthday card, and each piece of junk in it's folder. 8/30/12 at 2:08 PM
Gone baby, gone 6/25/12 at 12:48 PM
Skills I Want My Boys To Have
Raising children is a slippery slope at times. We have to compete against friends and the media and our busy schedules to try to mold and grow children into productive members of society. I have one c...
5/3/13 at 8:52 AM Tis the Season for Stress 11/30/12 at 12:15 PM
Black Friday Shopping Hints 11/15/12 at 8:09 AM
Kiwanis TV Auction Tonight, Details in Today's Paper
4/27/13 at 6:32 AM Cut A Thon for Circle of Hope 10/19/12 at 5:45 AM
Pumpkin Pies for The Hungry 10/2/12 at 2:45 PM
5 Ways to Make and Save a Little Cash
How many of you are stay-at-home moms? How many of you raised your hand only to realize no one could actually see you? (Heh) Well, this one is for all of you SAH moms (and everyone else!) looking to...
4/25/13 at 12:30 PM