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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It seems like every year, the Hoiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) seems to get its start earlier and earlier and earlier. This year, I saw my first Christmas advertisement in early October. I understand that this is a big time of year for retailers, and that a repetive message,...
The candidates have spilled millions of words this election season. How many address your concerns?  How many speak to the heart of the fact that our economy, and our country, have left millions of low-wage workers behind? Rather than advancing, they’re watching their wages stagnate and decline,...
The presidential election is approaching, and soon the votes will be counted. But how will the final result be determined? We’ve been hearing one of the candidates making charges that the election is “rigged.” I’m going to ignore that charge, and deal with the confusion over how the final decision...
It’s an issue that I personally have struggled with since I started with the paper almost nine years ago—What is news? I thought of it again last week, as we heard of the passing of former Mayor and local businessman, Dave Steffens. In many papers, this would have been a front page story, due to...
The election is upon us. Never before has there been this much dissatisfaction across the board in our presidential candidates. Trump has many observers baffled. They can’t figure out whether he’s a “breath of fresh air,” or a “puff of bad breath.” Hillary is a different sort of mystery for...
The Iowa economy is steadily moving in the right direction, and I’m working to ensure that continues. Iowans deserve good jobs and fair pay that rewards their hard work. It’s also good news that we are making strides toward decreasing economic inequality. When median income outpaces economic...
With the presidential campaign rapidly approaching, it is easy to become depressed, and wonder how we got to this point in time. But, through this mess, I have made a discovery that makes me think that brighter days are ahead. I guess deep down I have always known this—my kids are smarter then me...
Food shopping can quickly take over your budget despite your best intentions. Perhaps it’s due to impulse purchases, unplanned shopping trips, food going bad or a combination of all three. If you’re looking for ways to save money while enjoying nutritious and delicious meals, consider these money-...
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on November 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried. This is not about who wins the presidency. I’m concerned about...
In this era of big box stores, and online shopping, it is easy to forget about Mom and Pop. They are the folks doing business in Lake Mills and similar towns. While they may not be big and flashy, like their larger counterparts, they are every bit as important to the economy as their large scale...

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