Stocks have struggled in 2018. Bonds too. Oh, and gold.

November 15
Even the most balanced investors have gotten knocked on their heels this year.
November 1

As stock prices go on discount, their biggest buyers return

The biggest buyers of stocks are coming back.
November 1

October marks worst month for US stocks in 7 years

What a difference a month makes.
September 7

Stocks fall again on trade war, rate worries

U.S. stock indexes fell Friday after President Donald Trump said he may intensify his trade battle with China. A strong jobs report also pushed investors to gird for higher interest rates.
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2018?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2018?
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota. Also, nominate your company as a 2019 Top Workplace.
August 15

How US Fed is unintentionally squeezing developing economies

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is blaming the United States for Turkey's financial crisis, ignoring homegrown problems like high debts, raging inflation and his own erratic policies.
August 13
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much.
July 24

Your credit score means everything - and nothing

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to
July 2

CEO Musk: Tesla hits weekly goal of making 5,000 Models 3s

CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to employees Sunday praising them for producing 5,000 Model 3s, a compact car to aimed at making Tesla a mainstream automaker.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
Special feature ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
May 30

If you get bumped off a flight, make it worthwhile

Allison Preiss became a hero to airline passengers this spring when she scored a $10,000 travel voucher for losing her seat on an oversold flight.
April 10
CFPB acting director Mick Mulvaney

Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silent

In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation's consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies whatsoever.
January 12, 2017
Asia Howard of Jacksonville, Fla., was stuck in mostly retail and fast-food jobs after graduating high school. But after further developing her career

Pay gap between college graduates and everyone else at a record

Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record.
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…
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Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
May 2, 2015
Money falling from one hand to another.

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
Hand drawn GOAL design word on front of business man feet as concept

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
April 18, 2015
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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

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…