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Good Question: How Much Should We Be Saving?

A new study finds we’re not saving nearly as much as we should or could. Interest.com looked at typical household spending in the Twin Cities and subtracted it from the area’s media after-tax income.

05/14/2014

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Good Question: How Can You Get The Best Financial Aid Package?

Seven in 10 college seniors have some sort of student debt. With the cost of a four-year college averaging between $22,000 and $30,000 a year, loans are the only way for most families to afford it.

04/09/2014

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5 Tax-Deductible Items You May Have Missed

Who doesn’t want to save a little (or a lot of) extra money at tax time? Claiming all the deductions for which you are eligible can significantly reduce your tax bill.

03/03/2014

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Did Walgreens Fix Pricing Problems After ‘CCO Story?

There are noticeable changes at Minnesota’s largest drugstore chain after WCCO uncovered pricing problems at stores across the Twin Cities but some customers are now questioning Walgreens in-store savings program.

12/11/2013

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Good Question: What Is The Best Way To Save For College?

According to Fidelity’s annual College Savings Indicator study, about 69 percent of families say they’ve already started saving for college, up from 58 percent back in 2007. That’s a good thing, because Campus Consultants, Inc. estimates the average college tuition for public school 20 years from now to be close to $50,000 a year. For private school, it could be $85,000 a year.

08/22/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Good Question: Should We Force People To Save For Retirement?

In a time where individual choice rules the way Americans save for retirement, Americans are making a lot of bad choices.

05/02/2013

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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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Good Question: How Much Should We Have In Emergency Savings?

With a lot of us worried about the economy, or our jobs, Americans have cut down on spending, but we’re still not great at saving.

02/07/2013

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Real Minn. Housewife Gives Expert Coupon Advice

Clipping coupons can be a lot of work just to save a few cents. But savings as much as $100 a month is now simple — thanks to smartphones.

02/04/2013

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Tips For Getting The Best From Generic Brands

It seems like we’re all in the grocery store this time of year. And most of us buy a few store brands.

11/21/2012

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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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‘Super Saturday’ Lures Last-Minute Shoppers

Three weeks after Black Friday’s mad rush, some sanity has returned to shopping malls and savvy holiday customers have it figured out.

12/16/2011

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Black Friday: Let The Deals Begin!

Two hours before Black Friday officially began, many shoppers were already waiting in lines, hoping to be the first one through the door.

11/24/2011

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Minn. Shutdown Costs Put At Nearly $60M

Minnesota budget officials said Tuesday that a 20-day government shutdown in July cost the state nearly $60 million but saved it about $65 million in salaries that weren’t paid to state employees.

11/22/2011

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