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Minnesota GOP Chips Away At Debt, But Pile Of IOUs Remains

The Republican Party of Minnesota says it’s chipping away at a pile of debt that still exceeds $1 million. The party announced Tuesday that it will report holding $1.25 million in debt halfway through 2015.

07/14/2015

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4 Things To Know: I-394 Construction, Greece Debt, Starbucks & More

Here are the four stories that you should know about for Monday, July 13, 2015.

07/13/2015

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4 Things To Know About Getting Out Of Debt

When it comes to credit card debt there is some good news for consumers. Americans as a whole are slowly working their way to being better savers. A survey from Bankrate.com found nearly 40 percent of Americans are one bill away from disaster.

02/26/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Student Loan Debt

It’s considered one of the largest financial crises facing our country. If you don’t have it, chances are you know someone swallowed by it. The ‘it’ is student loan debt.

02/16/2015

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Protesters Rally Against Payday Lenders In Mpls.

A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.

01/27/2015

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Good Question: What Happens To Our Debt When We Die?

A new study from CreditCards.com found almost 1 in 5 people think they’ll never get out of the debt. That’s twice as many people who gave that same response last year. So, what happens to our debt when we die?

12/10/2014

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Good Question: Can You Borrow Too Much Money For Your Education?

A new report out by the Project for Student Debt finds 70 percent of Minnesota college students graduate with some sort of student debt. On average, they owe $30,894, which puts Minnesota as the 5th highest in the country for student debt.

11/13/2014

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U.S. Auto Loans Soar To Highest In 8 years

U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.

08/18/2014

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Bachmann’s Presidential Race Debt Almost Gone

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is $30,000 away from extinguishing the debt from her ill-fated presidential campaign. A campaign filing Monday shows she has almost satisfied what had at one point been a debt north of $1 million.

07/15/2013

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John Williams And Ken Ilgunas!

How did he leave college without student loan debt? He lived in a van!

06/27/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Study Shows Americans Are Taking On More Debt

A new study shows net worth among American households has dropped to $57,000, a 43-year low.

12/06/2012

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Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

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Report: Minn. College Grads Average 3rd Highest Debt

A new report shows college graduates are facing the largest tuition debt ever — and Minnesota students are among the hardest hit.

10/18/2012

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Good Question: How Much College Debt Is Too Much?

More Americans have college debt now than at any time in our history, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

09/27/2012

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Thousands Leaving College With Degree, Mounds Of Debt

Finals are around the corner for many college students across the state. In addition to studying for their education, they’re worried about paying for it.

04/30/2012

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Minn. Republican Party Gets Eviction Notice

Minnesota’s debt-plagued Republican Party has been served with an eviction notice for its party headquarters after failing to pay its rent payments since August.

04/23/2012

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Memo Highlights Minn. GOP Debt Woes

The financial state of the Minnesota Republican Party has been so “precarious” this year that it went a couple months without paying rent on its St. Paul headquarters.

04/09/2012

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Survey Shows Americans’ Struggle With Debt, Savings

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows a slight silver lining when it comes to our financial health, but reveals some problems, too.

02/21/2012

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Bachmann Reports Campaign Debt Of About $90K

The campaign of former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday it had about $90,000 in debt at the end of 2011 in the final days before Iowa’s precinct caucuses.

01/31/2012

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Minn. GOP At Least $1.3M In Debt

It’s been a rough few weeks for Minnesota Republicans with a sex scandal, resignations and a big debt.

12/30/2011

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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Report: 2010 Minn. Graduates $29K In Debt

A higher percentage of the class of 2010 from Minnesota colleges and universities graduated in debt and owed more money on average than graduates in the rest of the nation, according to a new report.

11/03/2011

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Bachmann: Obama College Loan Move Abused Power

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is ripping a move by President Barack Obama to ease student loan debt as an “abuse of power” that will give people incentive to dodge debt.

10/27/2011

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