Monthly archive: February 2011

Each year, Kohl’s recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. This year we are recognizing more than 2,100 kids with more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes.  To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria as of March 15, 2011. This year, more [...]

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about <a href=http://intheblack.areavoices.com/2011/02/08/america-saves-week>America Saves Week</a>.  It is February 20-27.  With the way the economy is, it is more than important now than ever to teach people the importance of saving.  In our instant gratification society, it is hard but if you make a committment to it you [...]

If you are looking for something to do with your children this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 26 Target stores across the nation will host a Dr. Seuss celebration, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It’s free and open to the public and no reservations required. The National Education Association, Read Across America and Target have joined [...]

We hear we should use cash more than credit and debit cards, but you still need to keep track of what you spend it on. Even using cash, it is easy to overspend. When you pay by check or credit/debit cards you have some record of where you spent the money. But with cash once [...]

Savers, 1623 38 St SW, Fargo is having a half price sale on Monday for President’s Day. You can get 50% off all used clothing, shoes, accessories, and items tagged bed & bath. They are open from 7 AM to 9 PM. Savers is a second hand store and the proceeds go towards local charities. [...]

Debt Free for Life is David Bach’s latest book.  Like his other books it is easy to read and understand about how to manage your finances.  The book includes ways to get out of debt and change your habits to stay that way.  One of the first steps is to organize your debt.  It may [...]

Are you looking for answers to your debt related questions? Check out www.Askdoctordebt.com. Ask Doctor Debt is sponsored by the ACA International Education Foundation (ACAEF). ACAEF is the philanthropic area of ACA International, the association of Credit and Collection Professionals. On the website there are answers to over 350 questions that have been asked. If [...]

<a href=http://www.daveramsey.com/entreleadership/attend-the-simulcast-event/?ectid=dd1102.2_4>EntreLeadership</a> is a one day presentation developed and presented by financial expert, <a href=htt://www.daveramsey.com>Dave Ramsey</a>. There will be a simulcast of the live event in Nashville on Friday, April 1. The local host site is Bethel Lutheran Church in Fargo. The tickets for the simulcast are $39 but there is a code on the [...]

In previous posts I have mentioned the importance of teaching children about finances. Along with that is teaching Employee Financial Literacy. Many of us were not taught how to manage finances when we were in school. In many cases also, people are trained how to practice their profession but then get out of school and [...]

If you are getting the winter blahs, it is easy to freshen things up a little by just making a few changes. A lot of the stores have their bedding and other home items on sale now. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference. Last week, I stopped at Family [...]