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New College Students: Help with Finances

As a new college student, there’s a laundry list of things to do and keep track of as you prepare to start your new journey. It can be overwhelming! One important item to keep on top of your list is your finances. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

8/17/16 (Wed)read more »

Back-to-School Shopping

Depending on the length of the list and how many students for which you shop, back-to-school shopping can be a stressful time for parents and a potential hardship on your budget!

7/11/16 (Mon)read more »

529 College Savings Plan

A national investment company recently conducted a survey with results showing 72% of Americans still do NOT know what a 529 college savings plan is. It is a savings plan operated by a state or educational institution created to help families set aside funds for future college costs.

6/14/16 (Tue)read more »

Credit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

How you spend your money, how you pay your bills, how you manage your financial responsibilities all affect your credit score. Think of your credit report as your financial resume.

5/10/16 (Tue)read more »

NEWS RELEASE: Treasurer Schmidt Brings Expertise, Leadership, and North Dakota Values to National Meeting

Derek Kreifels, President of State Financial Officers Foundation, released this today. (Indianapolis, IN) - North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has proven once again that North Dakota values can help bring solutions to other states across the country. Schmidt recently represented the people of North Dakota as Chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) at their 2016 Spring National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN from April 13-15. Her fellow financial officers first elected Schmidt to this post in September 2014. The term lasts two years.

4/19/16 (Tue)read more »