Chris Farrell: Does a new house at 56 make sense?

May 2, 2015

Insider Q&A: Proofpoint's Devin Redmond

The rise of social media has given brands a quick and efficient way to communicate with consumers.
May 26
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Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.
May 19
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Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken's VR privacy questions

The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
May 19

Why your phone may never get Android's latest features

Better graphics and the ability to run two apps side by side are coming to Google's latest version of Android, dubbed N.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
May 10

Digital spring cleaning: 4 'cyber hygiene' tips to stay safe

Spring cleaning isn't just about tossing old furniture and torn clothing: It's a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure you're protected against hackers.
May 10

Treasury calls for new regulations for online lenders

The Treasury Department called for additional oversight and some increased regulations for the online lending industry on Tuesday, the first time a government agency has weighed in on this quickly growing, but largely unregulated, part of the financial world.
April 14

Microsoft sues U.S. over secret demands for customer data

Microsoft is suing the government over a federal law that lets authorities examine its users' email or online files without their knowledge.
March 17

Keeping what's ours: Mutual-fund costs at lowest in decades

It hasn't been this cheap to invest in mutual funds for decades, possibly ever.
2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
February 12

US stocks end a down week on an up note

After five days of losses, stock prices rose Friday, though they finished the week 1% lower than a week ago.
May 2, 2015

James Saft: Size is a factor for activist investors

Activist hedge funds, on the whole, do good work, but the best results come from those with the deepest pockets.A new study, looking at the…
May 2, 2015

Buying your first car? Make sure to do these 5 things

Knowing what to do, and what not to do, when buying a car can mean the difference of hundreds or even thousands of dollars over…
May 2, 2015

Tips on money planning for Gen Y

If you're a member of Gen Y (born between 1980 and 2000), you're probably driving just now to find the perfect job and establish your…
May 2, 2015

How to strike the right balance in microfinance lending

Lending to entrepreneurs and small businesses can combine investing with philanthropy, but it's important to keep some fundamental principles front and center.
April 18, 2015

Investing: Why converting 401(k)s to annuities requires new mind-set

For many investors, converting 401(k)s to annuities requires a whole new mind-set
Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
April 18, 2015

4 questions to ask before choosing a real estate agent

A good real estate agent can make or break a home search, especially if you’re a young buyer. According to a new report by the…
April 18, 2015

5 ways you're sabotaging your credit repair efforts

If your credit is severely damaged because you filed for bankruptcy or for any other reason, you can still take steps to repair it. In…
April 18, 2015

Plans to cram more seats in airliners won't sit well with fliers

Airlines increasingly are missing scheduled takeoffs and landings, losing travelers' bags and overbooking flights, according to a report released last week. The outlook for future travel all but guarantees even less-friendly skies.
April 18, 2015

Carl Richards: Why take random financial advice?

Imagine you're walking down the street. A woman approaches and hands you a small piece of paper. You glance down and realize it's a prescription.…
April 18, 2015

Farrell: Starting over all over again at 61

Q: I have made many poor financial decisions in my life — starting with choosing a new field to major in that didn’t pay diddly-squat…
April 11, 2015

Refinancing: The loan hunt is about more than interest rates

Interest rates on home loans are historically low. That means now is the time to dig out your mortgage loan paperwork and consider whether refinancing…
April 9, 2015

For income investors, it's all about risk

It's definitely more complicated than it's ever been," said Tim Palmer, managing director at Minneapolis-based Nuveen Investments. Palmer was describing the quandary income-hungry investors face…