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Difficult Pension Benefit Decision
At retirement, if you have a pension, you have to make a difficult decision that could negatively impact your future financial security and that of your spouse. Most people with company pension plans ...
3/6/14 at 6:02 PM 9 Facts of Life Insurance 3/6/14 at 10:50 AM
Unemployed or Under-employed Spouses & IRA Contributions 3/4/14 at 4:05 PM
Reduction percentages for early retirement
Q: By what percentage would my SSA retirement be reduced if started at age 63? A: Retirement benefits are reduced by the number of months started before a persons full retirement age (FRA), also call...
3/6/14 at 9:57 AM Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available 3/4/14 at 1:00 PM
Do not ignore letters from Social Security 2/28/14 at 12:12 PM
Recipe: Hot Chocolate -- the Real Thing, not the Powder
Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste -- be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange plaid ...
3/4/14 at 1:50 PM Recipe: Lentil Soup 2/18/14 at 2:16 PM
Recipe: Pancakes 2/11/14 at 1:49 PM
Susan G. Komen Minnesota Race for The Cure
3/4/14 at 8:20 AM Kiwanis TV Auction Tonight, Details in Today's Paper 4/27/13 at 7:32 AM
Cut A Thon for Circle of Hope 10/19/12 at 6:45 AM
5 Ways To Save Money Right Now
Many of us aren't in financial crisis but we still feel like we have no money. (Raises hand sheepishly!) Is this you? You have a job, make a decent wage, live within your means, and are still broke at...
2/24/14 at 11:40 AM Should I Give Money to my Adult Child? 8/11/13 at 8:55 AM
Saving Money While Fishing 5/15/13 at 9:58 AM
Jamar vs. ice dams
Roofers often take on snow and ice dam removal during winters like this. Especially for residential customers. But this winter, the Jamar Co, has entered the icy arena with a focus on businesses. Th...
2/12/14 at 5:29 PM More offerings of bridal gowns 2/11/14 at 6:49 PM
Gowns offered to brides in bind 2/10/14 at 5:27 PM
Help tax helpers in Duluth
Community Action Duluth, the kind folks who help prepare your taxes for free, need a little help of their own. Volunteers are needed to help Community Action Duluth register customers, perform intake...
1/16/14 at 12:00 AM Cha-cha-change 12/19/13 at 12:00 AM
Like art? Prove it 10/16/13 at 12:00 AM
Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!
Here we go, the week where we start thinking of our New Year's Resolutions. The top three resolutions continue to be to lose weight, be financially smart and get more organized. My husband and I are...
12/27/13 at 11:14 AM Skills I Want My Boys To Have 5/3/13 at 9:52 AM
Tis the Season for Stress 11/30/12 at 1:15 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 1:59 PM Financial Survival Skills for Your College Bound Kid 7/2/13 at 10:19 AM
Tear Down Attitudes of Entitlement 1/29/13 at 11:11 AM
Does Your Favorite Charity Give Much to Research?
Does your favorite charity just take a lot of donations for research and give a small percent? Check out Guide Star below. Is your favorite charity accountable to its donors? Can you see where the mo...
9/16/13 at 7:32 AM Circle of Hope Raffle, First Prize 8/21/13 at 5:16 PM
Rain Garden Matching Monies Are Needed 6/24/13 at 5:21 PM
Want to win a quick and easy $25,000?
Who wouldn't want to win a quick and easy $25,000? I certainly don't know anyone. What if someone posed the following game to you with an entry fee of $100 but with the prize of $25,000 if you win th...
9/6/13 at 10:15 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 7:01 AM Teaching Kids about Money 5/29/13 at 7:20 PM
Junior Achievement Volunteering 2/5/13 at 10:01 PM
The Duluth Pot Hole Problem
I am excited and encouraged about the new Pot Hole plan in Duluth by our Mayor, but I am also a little apprehensive about the effectiveness to simply fill in the pot holes instead of doing some major ...
5/30/13 at 8:11 AM
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 11:08 AM A folder for each ticket & birthday card, and each piece of junk in it's folder. 8/30/12 at 3:08 PM
Gone baby, gone 6/25/12 at 1:48 PM
Hungry? Help us make 23-cent meals!
The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown looks to hold its third Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event, thanks to another gift from an anonymous donor. As a Kiwanis member and a parent, I'm so humbled to be ...
12/20/12 at 11:45 AM How to find the best Black Friday deals? 11/15/11 at 7:21 AM
How to save $$$ on holiday shopping online? 11/14/11 at 7:20 AM