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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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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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Give To The Max Day Donations Will Help One Mpls. Nonprofit Give Back

It’s what many Minnesotans love to do, make charitable donations. For the sixth year in a row, ‘Give to the Max Day’ is allowing us to give in a 24-hour online frenzy.

11/13/2014

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Twin Cities Archdiocese Shaving $5M Off Budget

After a year filled with scrutiny and scandal, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says cuts are coming. The archdiocese will cut more than $5 million, or about 20 percent from its budget.

11/09/2014

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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops Again

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.

11/03/2014

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More Than 2 Dozen Charged In Check Conspiracy

Twenty-eight people have been charged in what U.S. Attorney Andy Luger called a pervasive identity theft and bank fraud scheme to steal more than $2 million by creating fake checks and cashing them at dozens of banks and check-cashing businesses.

10/28/2014

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Interview: Rep. Rick Nolan Discusses Money In Politics, ISIS & Guns

new poll suggests there could be an upset brewing in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. A KSTP/ SurveyUSA poll found that Republican Stewart Mills is leading incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent, with 11 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

10/19/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10/16/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

An MEA Thursday on The Morning News With Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen back to highlights from Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

10/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-15-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

HUMP DAY! Click the link above for highlights from Wednesday’s show.

10/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Steve Forbes drops by to visit with Dave Lee….listen to their chat and other highlights by clicking the link above!

10/09/2014

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Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress

Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an “out of touch millionaire.” But if he’s elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.

10/03/2014

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5 Minnesotans Make Forbes’ 400 Wealthiest List

Five Minnesotans have made the list for wealthiest people in the country. The top 400 richest Americans are reported by Forbes magazine every year. And the highest ranking from Minnesota at number 133 is Whitney MacMillan.

09/30/2014

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Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For Money

University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.

09/25/2014

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In Money Chase, Minnesota Dems Keep Upper Hand

Minnesota Democrats have the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to maintain a firm grip on state government power, according to fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee Hump Day 9-24-14!

Miss something from a Busy HUMPDAY? Click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

09/24/2014

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