Survey: Americans To Spend $4B On GraduatesStudents all over the country are putting on their caps and gowns and getting ready to say goodbye to school. And their loved ones are preparing to spend big bucks to congratulate them. A National Retail Federation survey shows Americans are planning to spend a whopping $4.77 billion on graduation gifts this year.
Gov. Dayton Pushes For Political Risks From House RepublicansGov. Mark Dayton delivered an optimistic State of the State address at the Capitol. The speech rallied Democrats, but did not sway Republicans who oppose his transportation and overall spending proposals. On Friday, Dayton is still asking Republicans to forget about politics and take some risks.
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.
GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State BudgetOn its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.
Report: Twin Cities Weddings Cost More Than National AverageA new report breaks down the amount the average American couple spends on their wedding day -- and the result may make eloping sound like a pretty good plan.
State Surpluses Spark Debate On Tax Cuts, SpendingAs they open their legislative sessions, politicians in many states are facing a pleasant election-year challenge: What to do with all the extra money? A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated.
Credit Rewards: Are Points, Miles Or Cash Back Best?Is it better to use points, cash back, or miles? When it comes to credit cards, all rewards are not created equal. With so many options out there, we wanted to know what's the best deal. As sifting through her stuff, Jamie Tauer admitted to making what experts consider one of the biggest credit card mistakes of all.
Tips To Make Sure Your Donation Goes To CharityThere are so many charities out there, it's sometimes hard to know which ones you should donate to, where you're reassured your money going directly to the cause. Last year alone, Americans donated more than $300 billion to charities.
Good Question: How Much Foreign Aid Does The U.S. Give? 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?
What Is The Best Way To Make And Keep A Budget?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.
Minn. House Backs More Spending For JobsMinnesota House Democrats pushed ahead Monday on a big spending increase for state programs aimed at creating new jobs.
How To Spend Your Tax RefundThe best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.