Business
April 23
Fear, uncertainty and doubt can turn investing bulls into bears.

How to manage your money when fear, uncertainty and doubt creep in

The term "FUD" is getting new life among the crypto crowd.
Business
April 9
Levin: Crypto, losses, capital gains? How to think about taxes in investment decisions

Levin: Crypto, losses, capital gains? How to think about taxes in investment decisions

Avoid the investment mistake pro football player Trevor Lawrence made that cost him millions in taxes.
Business
April 8
How much you spend in retirement may lessen with age

How much you spend in retirement may lessen with age

The 4% inflation-adjusted spending rule might be too conservative for near-retirees.
Business
March 19
Only about 40% of Americans believe they’re on track with retirement savings, the Federal Reserve reports.

Farrell: Think you've waited too long to start saving for retirement? Here's what to do

Most people are in this boat, and there are plenty of ways to get ready for retirement.
Business
March 12
If you’re ready to graduate, make sure you know the basics of household budgets. Shown are students at Boston University.

The next step in adulting: setting a household budget

Another class of college students will graduate in a few months. Are they ready to manage their finances?
Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2022 Top Workplaces?
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Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2022 Top Workplaces?
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
Business
March 5
When looking for help with small repairs in your home, the more details you can provide the better.

Nail guns for hire: How to shop for handyman services in the Twin Cities

A service that offers fixed prices is preferable when looking for a quick home repairs.
Business
March 5
The fundamentals of personal finance are particularly useful in times of stress and uncertainty.

Chris Farrell: When the world turns chaotic, money management should be boring

The fundamentals of managing personal finances are especially useful in times of uncertainty.
Business
February 12
Too many people claim Social Security before their full retirement age.

Chris Farrell: It's difficult for some, but holding off on Social Security pays off big

Every year you delay past your full retirement age, you gain an approximately 8% boost.
Business
January 29
Market volatility is unnerving to many investors, but it’s a good time to assess your tolerance for risk. Pictured: the Nasdaq Market in New York.

Levin: The market has turned, so do what you always should

Take the appropriate amount of risk based on your situation, not the unknowns of the market.
November 17, 2020
Restaurant bill with dollar bills (tips) on a plate and receipt close up

Millennial Money: Financial advice that rarely fits all

When I hear financial advice that shames people, I cringe.
Business
January 17, 2019
An employee assembles a model with Lego toy bricks in a rest area during the opening of the Robert Bosch Internet of Things campus in Berlin on Jan. 1

Looking for a good investment? Try Legos

Lego collecting delivers huge (and uncorrelated) market returns.
These are the top 50 public companies in Minnesota ranked by revenue
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These are the top 50 public companies in Minnesota ranked by revenue
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The top five companies on the Star Tribune 50 each had double-digit revenue gains in 2021. The group as a whole has grown as well. The addition of new companies over the past few years have helped raised the floor from $88.3 million in 2018 to $233.4 million this year.
Nation
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.
Business
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…
Business
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…
Business
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…
Business
May 2, 2015

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

Q: My wife and I are planning to build a house. I'm 56 and my wife is 60. Here's where I need perspective: The dream…
Business
May 2, 2015
Consumers wanting more lenient return policies are often getting them

Consumers wanting more lenient return policies are often getting them

smart spending john ewoldt | Kathleen Segan of Minneapolis doesn't blame Bed Bath & Beyond for paying out only 80 percent when a customer returns…
The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The compa
Agriculture News and trends about Minnesota's farm economy
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We've created a new destination for everything agriculture in Minnesota and around the country.
Business
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.
Business
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
Business
April 18, 2015
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, file photo, a "For Sale" sign hangs in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. 0

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…