Monthly archive: September 2011

On Tuesday, September 27 there will be an event “An Evening With Jane Goodall Live” at select theatres around the country. Locally it will be at Century 10 in Fargo, which is the only location it will be shown at in ND. It will start at 7:00 and the tickets are $15. The event marks [...]

Heirlooms is having a fall sale to make room for merchandise. Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24 items are 25% off storewide and women’s clothing is 75% off. Heirlooms is an upscale resale store and the proceeds benefit the Hospice of the Red River Valley. The store is located at 1617 32nd Ave S, [...]

One way some people use to save money on their grocery bills is by planning a menu. Some plan for a week or two and sometimes a whole month at a time. One way is to make a list of meals you usually make and plan when you are going to make them. Other things [...]

There are two upcoming presentations in the area to learn about finances. Many of these things we may already know, but it is useful to hear them again. On Saturday, Sept. 24 Edward Jones Investments will be hosting a Women’s Expo. It includes breakfast, vendors and a presentation “A Women’s Guide to Money Matters.” It [...]

Yes, I know school has just started but before we know the holidays will be upon us. By taking some steps now, you may be able to take some of the stress out of the holidays. 1) Make a gift list and budget – Sit down and make a list of everyone you are planning [...]

The Kidscoop activities in today’s Forum and other newspapers today is about tipping. Tipping is one subject to teach children about. In the book, Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees by Neale S. Godfrey, she has a story about kids and tipping. A friend of hers took his young sons across the country to visit their [...]

To many people budget is a bad word. But if you learn how to start a budget and see how it can work it will make managing your money easier. I spoke to a group of college students today on budgeting, spending and other topics. One example I mentioned is from Dave Ramsey. If you [...]

Many people think I disapprove of spending money on anything. I like to relate budgeting and spending to dieting. Just as with dieting you need to consider your calorie intake and amount of exercise you get. With budgeting you need to consider your income and the fixed expenses you have. Once you deduct your fixed [...]