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North Dakota "Rocks" in Financial Literacy

We North Dakotans are a hearty bunch. Many of us come from strong stock, enduring hard times and reusing many things like plastic bags and cool whip containers, so it comes as little surprise to learn North Dakota ranks third in the nation in overall financial literacy.

4/25/17 (Tue)read more »

What's in Your Wallet?

If you haven't already done so, make a master list of what's in your wallet. It's easy. You can take photos of your credit cards, driver's license, medical cards, as well as your bank debit card as these cards have an 800 number to call immediately in case of a lost or stolen card.

3/15/17 (Wed)read more »

What's in Your Mail?

On occasion, in the stack of unrecognizable mail appears a random envelope with something interesting printed on the front side, such as "open immediately, check enclosed, your reward is inside." Those enticing words spark the curiosity in all of us.

2/22/17 (Wed)read more »

When the Phone Rings...

Today we are asking you to take serious caution with unknown callers. Recently in a small town in North Dakota, a woman received a call stating she had won a major sweepstakes.

1/10/17 (Tue)read more »

Gaining Financial Control Now and into the New Year

Conversations about money include, where your household money comes from and where it goes. You will come to appreciate statements like, “I work to earn the money, and I/we use money to pay expenses like your rent/mortgage, utility bills, groceries, insurance, gas, taxes, etc.” Start to make the connection with your family on how your career, job, or farming income allows you and your family to live a certain lifestyle. This includes talking about things that are important to your family, i.e., spending time together, traveling, going out to eat, staying out of debt, etc. Jot it down on paper so others can see how much those things “cost” and how you can work together to meet those goals.

12/19/16 (Mon)read more »