Monthly archive: August 2011

Amazon is offering a free Download of Let’s Get Real About Money by Eric Tyson. I have not read the book yet, but it looks like it has some good information in it. Please note that the price is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to check the price before [...]

The YWCA Cass Clay and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a financial literacy event on October 13. Sheri Cooper, Regional Managing Partner for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will present “Empowering your Financial Future: Someday is Today!” The event will be at the YWCA Emergency Shelter at 3000 South University Drive, Fargo with the social [...]

The Moorhead Community Ed classes start Fall Session on August 26. There is a wide variety of classes from Business, Career & Money, Cooking, Health & Wellness, Home and Garden and many more. You can search for classes and register online or call the office at (218)284-3400. You can also call to request a catalog [...]

Money Matters:Make it Count is a program to promote money management skills for teens from ages 13-18. It is funded by Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s. The program consists of interactive activities and exercises on topics such as using a checking account, saving for college and learning the basics of [...]

I was thrilled to get the chance to read and review the book, Surviving Your Serengeti:7 Skills to Master Business and Life by Stefan Swanepoel. The author recently spoke in our city and I was unable to attend because of an appointment. It is a fable set as part of a safari on the Serengeti [...]

With the school year starting, this may be a good resource to check out. You can download a free copy of The Everything Guide to Study Skills. Please note that the price is currently $0.00, but that could change at any time. Be sure to check the price before checking out to verify that it [...]

It’s been a month since I have been in a grocery store. This summer I have been getting vegetables through a CSA from Bluebird Gardens. Since I live alone, the vegetables and items I had on hand have been enough that I have not had to go to the grocery store. The only things I [...]

With the prices of many things going up, one way to save is to use what you already have. Before you go to the grocery store again, take a look in your cupboards, freezer and pantry and see if there are meals you could make with items you already have. Many of us continue buying [...]

Is your financial life like a game of JENGA? Remember the game JENGA, where you had a tower of blocks and had to remove some from the bottom and middle without the whole thing crashing. I have been thinking that could be related to our financial lives. If you think of your income as the [...]

Recently I saw a post online about 50 money habits everyone should have. Of the 50 habits, I have listed 10 of them below. 1. Opening your bills when you get them. 2. Spending less than you earn every month. 3. Keeping a budget. 4. Paying your bills on time to avoid spending money on [...]