Monthly archive: April 2012


Princess is a show on CNBC on Saturday nights. It is hosted by personal finance expert, Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Each show is about a person who has spending habits way above their income. They have been getting what they want by borrowing money from family and friends. Gail shows the participants how to set up a [...]

Normally it is not recommended to borrow money from your retirement accounts unless you absolutely need to. Last night on the Suze Orman Show, Suze gave a few ways to borrow from your retirement account if you need cash and have no other source for it. If you have a Roth IRA you can borrow [...]

I will be hosting a free personal finance seminar on Monday, May 7 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The event will be held at 1100 32nd Ave S, Moorhead (2nd floor conference room). Please RSVP to or (701) 293-8808. Some of the topics that will be covered are setting up a budget, tracking [...]

One way to keep children entertained and interested in reading throughout the summer is summer reading programs. Many public libraries have reading programs and other activities for children from young children thru teenagers. Kristie from Saving Dollars and Sense has put together a list of Summer Reading Programs offered by various companies. Another program is [...]

When watching shows such as House Hunters, one of the things people ask is how big the master closet is. In many cases, it is the man that has more clothes or shoes than the woman. I used to spend a lot more on clothes and have a lot more clothes than I do now. [...]

With the weather getting nicer, yard sale season is starting to pick up. Yard sales are one source of getting good deals. But it is also important to consider if you really need the items. Just because they seem like a good deal, it will not save you money if you do not end up [...]

I recently wrote a post regarding upcoming Hospice webinars. The email address to RSVP was incorrect, it should be

The Hospice of the Red River Valley has a series of free informational webinars coming up. They will be available on line or if you do not have access to a computer you can attend broadcasts of the webinars at the Fargo office at 1701 38th St S, Fargo. To attend the broadcasts, RSVP to [...]

It is hard to believe it is almost the end of the school year. Here are a couple of posts I wrote last year about Graduation gifts and Saving on graduation party.

There is a quiz on the Oprah website which was developed by Suze Orman to see how you are doing financially. The quiz consists of 12 questions dealing with issues ranging from having an emergency fund, saving for retiremenet and checking your credit score. At the end of the quiz you will get your results [...]