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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
More drama over the new Vikings stadium. Team owners again Monday refused a request to return to the stadium bargaining table.
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Jarvis talked with Dave Lee Thursday morning
The Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, the nation’s largest and most esteemed African-American theater, announced it is temporarily halting all shows.
National finance expert Jordan Goodman joined Dave Lee
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.
It’s been a rough few weeks for Minnesota Republicans with a sex scandal, resignations and a big debt.
CBS Moneywatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News.
Smart phones have helped keep us connected; you can keep in touch with old classmates on Facebook, follow your favorite sports star on Twitter, and check up on the latest weather report all in the palm of your hand. But those handy little ways of keeping you up-to-date with information can also save you money.
An audit report shows the PolyMet Mining Corp., which is developing a copper mine on the Iron Range, is running so low on cash it may not be able to continue without outside financing.