The Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. “We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people,” Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.
Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.
A University of Minnesota sophomore is living on an extreme budget, and chronicling it online. David Levitz’s apartment is barebones, like a lot of college students.
Turning a negative into a positive
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.
Minnesota’s tax collections have come in $2 million below expectations in the first three months of the newly enacted state budget.
As the stare down over the government shutdown ends its eighth night in Washington, lawmakers are readying for another fight.
It’s time to say thank you for your generosity. We partnered up with YouthLink, an organization that helps young people get off the streets, and throughout our phone bank Tuesday we helped raise more than $41,000.
About $636 million in back pay from state government is coming to Minnesota public schools.
Wheel of Fortune contestant and a nightmare come true….
Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.
Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for the lone female suspect who robbed a Hudson bank on Thursday. Hudson police said the woman entered the First State Bank and Trust at 10:47 a.m. Thursday, handed a note to one of the tellers that demanded money. The note said that she had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed.
President Obama brought together his National Security Council Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to cut off aid to Egypt after violence in the country has led to deaths of more than 1,000 people just this week. So, how much foreign aid does the United States give and where does it go?
We love them to death, but any parent knows, it’s expensive to raise a child. New numbers from the USDA estimate the cost to raise a boy or girl born in 2012 is $241,080 – up 2.6 percent from two years ago.
A new study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting found men far more likely to pick up the tab on the first few dates.
Should tracking your money be a part of your daily routine? Budgeting is more important now than ever before, but one study found 32 percent of us put together a monthly budget and only 30 percent have a long-term financial plan.
A teenager accused of murdering a Minnesota grandmother said her own grandson was the mastermind behind the plot. Police found 79-year-old Lila Warwick dead in her home in Willmar on Monday night. Investigators say she’d been strangled and stabbed.
A new UBS survey finds the majority of people worth between one and five million dollars don’t consider themselves wealthy.
If you get great service in a restaurant, what do you leave for a tip? — 20, 25 percent?
While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.
A homeowner in Washington County said her life was threatened during a brutal home invasion on Monday night. Kaling Wong was alone inside her West Lakeland Township home when two men wearing utility vests rang her doorbell.
A 59-year-old Mound, Minn., man was found guilty by a jury Wednesday in federal court for fraudulently raising money for investment in Petters Company, Inc. James Nathan Fry, a hedge fund manager, was convicted of five counts of securities fraud, four counts of wire fraud, and three counts of making false statements to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nationally known personal finance expert and author Jordan Goodman made his monthly visit to Dave Lee and the WCCO Morning News on Tuesday.
Mother wants you to pay for her daughter’s medical bills. The daughter jumped off a roof and broke her feet.
We all know high schools are in a constant fund-raiser mode and that creativity is more welcome than ever.