Finances

New Family Taxes

5 Tax Breaks New Parents Should Know About

Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.

04/06/2015

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Tax Professional Gail Rosen’s Advise On How To Fully Prepare For Tax Season

Tax professional Gail Rosen, CPA, shares her secrets for making tax season as painless as possible.

03/25/2015

Tax Day, Tax Tips, College Tax Information

Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To Know

Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.

03/16/2015

credit_card_2_-_thinkstock.jpg

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

Target shopping carts sit in the parking lot outside of a Target store in Daly City, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Target Reports 4Q Loss On Canada Pullout

Target Corp. reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. But the discount retailer recorded strong sales as shoppers bought more clothing and other items over the holiday period.

02/25/2015

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Financial Dieting Can Help You Plan For Retirement

When you think dieting, do you think finances? If you want to lose weight you need to change your habits. The same can be said when it comes to saving for retirement. The stricter your financial diet is now; the better off you’ll be 20 or 30 years from now.

02/24/2015

(credit: CBS)

Minnesotans To Meet: ‘Wealth Care’ Expert Bradley Johnston

You see a personal trainer for the best results in working out, and you see a doctor to keep your health in top-top shape. The Johnston Group thinks you need to use that philosophy when it comes to your money. Bradley Johnston calls it “wealth care,” and left some big name firms to do it on his own, with a personal touch.

01/20/2015

money, cash, 1s, ones, dollar bills, generic

Financial Adviser Talks Tips For 2015

A common resolution this time of year is to deal better with money. Whether it’s spending less on lattes, saving simply saving, sticking to financial responsibility can be tricky. To get advice on that, WCCO Sunday Morning spoke with financial adviser Nicole Middendorf.

12/28/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Give Your Personal Finances A Spring Cleaning, Too

Now that we’re finally getting out of winter, a lot of us will start our spring cleaning. That includes getting your finances tied up. However, it’s also tax season, so the last thing you may feel like doing is crunching more numbers.

03/26/2014

Taxes

5 Tips For Doing Your Own Taxes

Save money — and maximize your refund — with these tips for doing your taxes all on you own.

03/03/2014

(credit: Meghan Ross)

Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

Electronic Tax Filing

Best E-Filing Programs For Tax Returns

Forget the stress of tax season by using one of these e-filing programs.

03/03/2014

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota GOP Cuts Debt As It Repairs Finances

The Republican Party of Minnesota says it’s making progress toward fixing its troubled finances, cutting its debt in 2013 from nearly $1.7 million to just under $1.2 million. The party says it finished the year with $90,000 in the bank, compared with just $2,000 at the end of 2012.

01/21/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

How To Get Your Finances In Order To Start 2014

It’s talked about a lot, but how proactive are we about saving our money and what can we actually do to make sure it happens? Financial expert Bruce Helmer gave us some tips Friday on how to manage our money better as we start a new year.

01/10/2014

(credit: CBS)

Fundraiser Set For Army Recruiter Who Was Hit, Dragged By Jeep

The Army recruiter who was hit by a Jeep and carried underneath the vehicle for nearly a mile remains hospitalized, and his coworker hopes a fundraiser will help offset the financial challenges his family is facing.

10/16/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

America Faces A Retirement Crisis

Retirement used to mean packing up and buying a home in Florida, but not anymore according to Retirement Plan Partners president and financial advisor Joe Connell. “The trend is that people are going to have to extend their retirements mostly due to things outside of their control,” Connell said. According to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Monday, 82 percent of workers 50 and older say it’s at least somewhat likely they’ll work for pay in retirement, while another 47 percent plan to retire later than they previously thought.

10/14/2013

(credit: Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Vikings Dispute Claims Team Owners Want End To Investigation

More drama over the new Vikings stadium. Team owners again Monday refused a request to return to the stadium bargaining table.

08/26/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Jordana’s Blog: Spring Cleaning

I love cleaning. Not toilets or ovens, but my closet, yes. Usually when I tell my friends I’m about to embark on this endeavor, they get nervous. Because my closet (and yours) is the physical manifestation of what’s going on in my head and heart.

04/02/2013

(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Gov. Dayton Lashes Out At Chamber Of Commerce

Gov. Mark Dayton told hundreds of state business leaders on Wednesday he’s not backing down from a plan to raise taxes on high income Minnesotans.

03/13/2013

(credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Call For Hearing Into Minn. Orchestra Finances

When the Minnesota Orchestra got $14 million in taxpayer funds to renovate its Minneapolis concert hall, they vouched for its financial stability at the time, citing “three balanced budgets in a row.” Now, some lawmakers want a hearing to investigate whether that was truthful.

12/20/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

CBS Business Reporter Rebecca Jarvis On WCCO Morning News

Rebecca Jarvis talked with Dave Lee Thursday morning

10/04/2012

(credit: Penumbra Theatre)

Penumbra Suspends Shows, Lays Off Employees

The Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, the nation’s largest and most esteemed African-American theater, announced it is temporarily halting all shows.

09/06/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Jordan Goodman Talks Money On WCCO Morning News

National finance expert Jordan Goodman joined Dave Lee

07/12/2012

(credit: Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)

Vikings Shield Books In $975M Minn. Stadium Deal

The Vikings stadium deal that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday involves plenty of public participation, but it also prevents the public from getting a look at the team’s finances during their partnership to build the $975 million stadium.

05/14/2012

(credit: CBS)

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

more