Advice

Fall Horoscopes  

National Enquirer Astrologist, Maria Shaw Lawson, claims that this fall will be a time for unexpected money to come your way – no matter what your sign!  She’s here to tell us more about that and what else you might expect.

Healthcare Checklist  

Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says it isn’t only your child’s physical that you need to think about when sending your kids back to school.  There are other health issues that should be on your check list.

Proper Etiquette  

Liz Taylor is the founder of Etiquette Principles.  She’s an Emily Post Institute graduate and now takes her training to large Minnesota Companies.  She’s here to give us a lesson or two about what is proper etiquette – with a modern spin. 

To – Do Lists  

Even if you don’t literally write it down on paper, most people have one – and there is usually a lot of items on your “to-do” list too!  Sometimes it seems like that list never gets any smaller either.  Life coach and speaker Barb Churchill says it’s more about how you look at that list, rather than what is on it, to get you motivated to check some of the things off. 

Pregnancy Preparation  

Women have a lot of questions for their doctor when they become pregnant.  Getting everything covered in your 30 minute appointment might be tight.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics wants to make sure you are asking the right question at your prenatal check up.  

Cool Fun on the Cheap  

If the kids are getting bored this summer and you are running out of ideas – or money – to keep them entertained, here are some ideas.  We asked some familiar faces what they like to do with their kids that won’t break the bank.  TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert, the creator of the blog Pop Culture Parent, Twila Dang, and our Advice Guru Carla Barnhill each had and idea for cool, cheap, summer fun.

Back to School Savings  

It’s hard to believe that now is the time to start thinking about back to school shopping – if you want to save a little money.  Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, from Pocket Your Dollars.com, offers her money-saving tips.

Attract the Bees and Butterflies   Back To Top

We know all tips and tricks to keep critters out of your yard but how do you get bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds in to your garden? Lawn and garden expert Larry Pfarr shared his secrets on how to get those pollinating animals in your garden. 

Back to Driving School with AAA   Back To Top

Rules on the road have changed through the years so Emily headed back to driving school with AAA in St. Louis Park for a refresher course. 

Beyond the Tent   Back To Top

TCL's Kelli Hanson met up with the Cunninghams, a Maple Grove family that goes camping three to four times a month. They do it because they love it, but also because they want you to have the best experience out in nature!

Road Trip Gear   Back To Top

AAA is projecting that 41 million Americans will get on the road this Fourth of July weekend! Louise Kurzeka from the AAA Travel Store stopped by to give us some essentials to enhance your road trip experience. 

Summer Beauty Picks by the Experts   Back To Top

This year you can skip all the beauty must-have articles because we went straight to experts at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for their summer beauty picks.

Movie Trip: Jersey Boys, Play Misty for Me, 20 Feet From Stardom   Back To Top

Paul McGuire Grimes, author of the blog, Paul's Trip to the Movies, gave us his opinion on the Clint Eastwood screenplay of Jersey Boys and his other suggestions to fill that musical movie fix. 

Family Meetings for Summer Expectations   Back To Top

School is out for the summer, which could mean the kids complaining they're bored. Author of Investing in Your 401K Kid, Tracie Shoyer, stops by to tell us how a simple family meeting can help with that. 

Who Gets the Dog in a Divorce   Back To Top

The two major components during a divorce are finances and custody of the kids.  Anne Tressler, with Tressler Law, says that the question of custody of the family pet is another issue that comes up regularly.  Anne clears up some of the questions on visitation and custody of animals. 

Apps for Your Road Trip   Back To Top

Our very own TCL producer Christian Unser shared his favorite road friendly apps that can make planning your trip fun and fast. 

Effects of New Significant Others on Divorce   Back To Top

Does living with someone new – or even dating someone – before your divorce is final, have any effect on the outcome? What exactly does “irreconcilable differences” mean?  And, exactly what can you keep after separating?  Legal analyst Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law, weighs in.

Summer Skin & Hair Care   Back To Top

It’s certainly a summer activity that is hard to avoid for many.  We’re talking about hopping in the pool on a hot day!  The chlorine and chemicals from the pool can cause a lot of damage to your skin and hair.  Dr. Davis from Uptown Dermatology is here to the rescue with help on preventing dry skin, green hair, and the right sunscreen.

Living Arrangements During Divorce   Back To Top

Reality star, Bethenny Frankel, filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy and continued to live with him for over a year.  How common is this?  Legal Analyst Anne Tressler from Tressler Law weighs in on what kind of effect this situation can have – along with a few other situations that can affect your proceedings. 

Graduation Party Advice   Back To Top

With the school year ending, you may find yourself with several graduation open house invitations.  Does that mean you have to go to every one of them?  And how much money is an acceptable gift to give?  Advice Guru Carla Barnhill has some answers.

Saving on Yard & Garden Products   Back To Top

Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com, says you don’t have to spend a lot of money when making your yard and garden look their best.  She shares some examples of ways you can save money on your outdoor projects.

Summer Jobs for Kids   Back To Top

The kids will be lining up at the fast food places filling out applications for summer jobs.  There are only so many available spaces to fill so why not think beyond fast food for ways your teens can make money.  Author and creator of Investing in Your 401K Kid.com, Tracy Shroyer, has some out-of-the box ideas to consider.  There is a whole world of income-generating ideas that are a little more creative. 

Organize Your Jewelry   Back To Top

Keeping your jewelry organized is key in remembering what you have.  Jewelry designer, Jen Scheffler, says keeping things in sight is like displaying art.  Whether you organize your jewelry in plain sight or hidden in drawers or closets, Jen has some suggestions.

Bike Safety   Back To Top

According to Bike Score and Bicycling Magazine ranked Minneapolis one of the best biking cities in the country.  In addition, we are pretty lucky to have trails all over the metro area and not just in the city.  Emily is stepping up her game and, in honor of National Bike Month, she heads to the AAA Travel Store to see what she needs for biking this year.

Financial Issues & Divorce   Back To Top

Divorce is not only an emotional issue, it’s a financial one too.   When you split up, especially when you have a lot of finances to consider, divorce can wreak havoc.  Anne Tressler from Tressler Law Firm is here to help sort it all out.

Trust Your Gut   Back To Top

Women are told they have this thing called, “women’s intuition.”  Is it real?  A woman in Waseca trusted her gut and called the police and it ended in averting what could have been a horrible tragedy.  How do you know when to trust your gut or if you’re just being paranoid?

Storing Winter Clothes Properly   Back To Top

If you’re cleaning out the sweaters and winter jackets to make room for your warm weather wardrobe,  we are here to help.  Kelley Nemec from St. Croix Cleaners have some pointers on how you should be storing them and how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make.

Spring Clean Your Mind   Back To Top

Since the rain is keeping you indoors, it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside, get organized and spring clean your “personal house.”  Kristen Brown, author of The Happy Hour Effect, explains ways to do this.

Divorce & Multiple Marriages   Back To Top

Planning a wedding is a stressful job, not to mention going through a divorce.  What if you’ve been married multiple times?  How does that affect divorce proceedings?  Legal analyst, Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law tackles the topic.   

Kids & Money   Back To Top

Author and Blogger, Tracie Shroyer, loves to celebrate during the month of April.  That’s because it’s Financial Literacy Month!  Tracie loves to teach kids about money and wrote a book and created a website about it called Investing in your 401K Kid.com.  Tracie joins us with her advice on kids and money.