Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily.
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important.
We are, all of us, familiar with the differing ideas of what constitutes “freedom,” as well as the differing values we place on the importance of individual freedoms.
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate.
Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig,
It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . .

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So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to reach. You’ve seen the success stories on TV, but those people inherited their money, had high-paying jobs, or hit it big...
EE bond dilemma Dear Dave, I have about $36,000 in debt, not including my house. Of that amount, $30,000 is a truck that’s worth about what I owe on it, and the other $6,000 is student loan debt. I make $50,000 a year. I also have 24 EE bonds that were gifted to me that haven’t fully matured....
With rapidly intensifying wildfires to the north and west, an increased number of tropical storms to the south, heat waves and excessive downpours to the east, and a seemingly endless amount of storms, including those accompanied by multiple tornadoes and devastating flooding, it is—and long has...
Paying off credit cards Dear Dave, How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards? Peggy Dear Peggy, I’m okay with this under two conditions. One is that you cut up the credit cards, close the accounts, and never use those things again. The second is that you don’t...
BY CONRAD BASCOM LAKE MILLS GRAPHIC This world we inhabit has one heckuva cruel sense of humor . . . For a person like myself, whose genetic inheritance happens to include more-than-healthy doses of stress hormones, those moments when the universe slaps us humans around with routine and arbitrary...
The major news the past week centered around the case of Mollie Tibbets—her disappearance, and the discovery of her unfair and cruel death. I wrestled with the thought of writing about this, but as someone who recently faced sudden loss, I feel that it is important to remind the public what really...
“Start with Humility and Gratitude”   QUESTION: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise...
Larger emergency fund?   Dear Dave, My wife and I are following your plan, and we just paid off all our debt except for the house. Since we work for the same company, do you think we should have an emergency fund that is larger than you normally recommend? Don Dear Don, That’s great news. You...
North Korea, nuclear testing, and President Trump’s threats of “Rocket Man’s” destruction, led to a start to the return of Korean War dead, friendly comments, meetings, and talk of war being walked back. NATO members were mercilessly criticized by Trump for meager financial support. That led to...
It’s no secret that the dating world’s population has grown considerably throughout the 21st century—with the internet and online dating site extending the reach of would-be lovers all across the globe, it is easier than ever to meet someone from nearly anywhere. However, the difference between...

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