Advice

Dealing With The Neighbor Kids  

It's pretty common to see the neighbor kid character on popular TV shows. And they are always coming over! So how much is too much time for other kids to be at your home? We've assembled a panel of moms to weigh in.

Teens and Money  

With school out for summer, kids and teens are looking for cold, hard cash. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares advice on what parents can teach their kids now so they have financial success down the road.

LearningRX: Alex’s Story  

Twenty-year-old Alex Opstad appears to have had his future plans in place for years. He’s now a Junior at Arizona State University. He owns his company. He’s doing really well in school. He sounds like the sort of kids that everyone always knew was destined for greatness. But not if you ask him. School got the better of him until, at the age of 13, he tried something new. That something new was LearningRX and it changed everything. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson caught up with Alex 6-years-after he completed his brain training at LearningRX and found out this now adult is still thankful for what the program did for him.

Busting Home-Selling Myths  

There are a lot of things to deal with when it comes to selling your home, but there are a some things that might seem like do's, but are really don'ts. Daniel and Julie Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet bust some home-selling myths

Your Personal Brand  

Fun fact: first impressions are formed in just 7-seconds.  Maybe you're looking for a new job or a seat at your child's PTA. But no matter the situation, your brand matters and we're not just talking about what you're wearing. Katy, a stay-at-home mom of two wants to go back to work this fall when her youngest heads off to kindergarten. Marie was laid off in 2011, and would like to get back into the legal field. Both women are starting from scratch and we wanted to help them work on their brand. Personal branding expert Judy Zimmer and TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers stepped in to help!

The 3 Step Distraction Detox  

We all do it, make a New Year’s Resolution, but not many of us actually stick to them.  Author of Effortless Everyday and Lifestyle Designer, Katie Lee, says one of the biggest reasons why is distractions. She says there is a 3 step distraction detox that can give you more time in your day to do what you want with it.

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell  

There are a few things you can do yourself when it comes to getting your home ready to sell and a few other things that are worth hiring out. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share their advice.

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund   Back To Top

The IRS is predicting the average 2016 tax refund will be around $2,900. Whether you’re getting cash back from Uncle Sam or are have to pay up, the team at Hiway Federal Credit Union can help.

Summer Camps Back To Top

The end of the school year is coming up quickly and before you know it, you’ll be trying to figure out how to keep the kids busy!  Owner of Twin Cities Moms Blog, Beth Zustiak, shares her suggestions for camps for the kiddos.

How to Fix Your Pics   Back To Top

It's easy to take thousands of pictures with our digital cameras and smartphones - but how do you make them look really good? TCL Senior Producer and professional photographer Christian Unser shares a few tips and tricks to fix your pics!

Power Colors and Patterns on ABC Shows   Back To Top

When the "Scandal" showrunners gave Olivia Pope a new red trenchcoat, they were making a big statement about the character. Communications coach Roshini Rajkumar tells us how tv shows use power colors and patterns to tell their stories.

How to Live Drama Free   Back To Top

We are helping you reset this year, to tackle all that 2016 brings. And for St. Louise Park native and Author, Jennifer Kern Collins, that means getting rid of drama and living The Drama Free Way. She says Drama exists for a reason. In fact she calls Drama an addition and part of social survival. In her new book, “The Drama Free Way,” she says living a drama-free lifestyle means taking care of your mind, body and spirit. Jennifer stopped by talk about her new book and to tell us why she thinks people indulge in drama.

Money Saving Panel   Back To Top

Saving money as a family can be tough so we’ve assembled a panel of money saving moms with their go-to ways to save.  TCL Kitchen Star and Mom blogger, Alice Seuffert, owner of Twin Cities Moms Blog, Beth Zustiak, and host of the Colleen & Bradley Show on myTalk 107.1, Colleen Lindstrom share their strategies.

Making Personal Changes in the New Year   Back To Top

Jasmine Brett Stringer is the author of the new book "Seize Your Life". She shared a few of the lessons from that book to get you motivated in the new year to make some changes.

Setting Goals for the New Year   Back To Top

Leadership and Life Coach Barb Churchill says to toss out any New Year's Resolutions you're planning to set. Instead, take another approach and set goals to accomplish. She shares tips and resources to help you have the best year ever.

Entertaining Advice   Back To Top

If the holidays have you stressed out, you’re not alone. The American Psychological Association says the top two reasons people get stressed during the holidays are lack of time and lack of money. So how do you lower stress levels and actually enjoy the holidays? We’ve got some helpful entertaining tips from Sam’s Club.

Tackling Credit Card Debt   Back To Top

According to Bankrate.com, 22% of Americans will exclusively pay for their holiday gifts with a credit card. That leads to many people asking for financial help in the New Year. ABC News reports that consumer counseling agencies see a 25% increase of those asking for assistance in January and February.

Holiday Savings   Back To Top

It can seem like you’re pulling our your credit card every five seconds this time of year, but there are ways to save money too. Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, shares a few of her favorite “holiday hacks”.

CouponCabin   Back To Top

It’s reported that around 70% of us will shop online at least once a month, especially around the holidays. But before you click “checkout” on your latest find, our friends from CouponCabin.com want to save you some money.

Spousal Maintenance & More   Back To Top

Spousal maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is one of the grayest areas of divorce.  It can be permanent or temporary, and it goes away if the person receiving the support remarries.  Spousal support is based on length of the marriage and the lifestyle incurred during the marriage.  Legal analyist, Anne Tressler from Tressler Law explains how this works.

Khloe & Lamar Divorce   Back To Top

Ever since former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, he and reality star Khloe Kardashian have been in the headlines.  Although the pair had filed for divorce in 2013, they were still legally married.  While he was in the hospital, Khloe and Lamar cancelled their divorce.

More Done in a Day   Back To Top

National bestselling author David Horsager’s new book, The Trust Edge, tells how great leaders use trust to run their business.  It is full of tips and tricks to help you become a better leader in your everyday life too. 

Saving for the Holidays   Back To Top

Are you ready for the holidays?  Well, you should be getting your finances in order because Christmas is less than 80 days away!  Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union is here with ideas to save you money for the future! 

Dry Cleaning Myths   Back To Top

You might be surprised to know that just because the tag on your garment says “Dry Clean Only” that may not actually be the case.  Tes Olson from St. Croix Cleaners has some guidelines when determining if – and how often – your item should be brought to the drycleaners.

Sunrise Banks & Small Business   Back To Top

For over a year, we have been showing you Minnesotan’s who have turned their ideas into some good companies.  Sunrise Banks want to help you turn all those good ideas into a successful business.  CEO David Reiling shares some pointers to keep in mind.

Celebrity Divorces   Back To Top

According to the New York Post, it’s the “summer of divorce.”  Over twenty celebrity couples have filed for divorce so far this year.  With the cheating website, Ashley Madison, getting hacked now there is a whole new element added to the mix.  Legal analyst, Anne Tresser from Tressler Law breaks down how that could affect you.

Finance Advice   Back To Top

In spite of just signing a $3.6 million contract with the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Ryan Broyles has decided that his family will live on a $60,000 a year budget.  He has no intention of following the path of many professional sports players who file bankruptcy.

Back to School Pictures   Back To Top

It's easy to take a good back to school picture. All you need is a little creativity, and maybe a pencil or two.

Back to School Shopping   Back To Top

When we think about saving money on back to school essentials, we often think often think of supplies and families with kids.  Carrie Rocha, our Super Saver, is here to explain that back to school savings are much broader than pencils and crayons.  They are valuable for families with with kids as well as those without!

Celebrity Divorces   Back To Top

The last couple of months have seen some pretty high profile splits in Hollywood.  What do their breakups mean for you?  Maybe more than you think.  Legal analyst Ann Tressler, from Tressler Law, breaks it down.