Creating a Budget  

Under normal circumstances, creating a budget and sticking to it can be difficult.  Add to that a major life change like a divorce and it can be even harder.  Legal Analyst, Anne Tressler from Tressler Law, says there are three big things that people forget to put in their budgets.

Blogger Panel  

Making money from a blog isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible.  We’ve assembled a panel of successful bloggers who have quit their corporate jobs and made blogging their full time gig.

Advice on Making Money from Home  

When it comes to selling items through direct sales or by starting a company, we asked three women who started their own businesses for advice.

Divorce & Finances  

When you are going through a divorce, one of the most stressful aspects of it is the finances.  It can get confusing on what you need to do to get things in order.  Legal analyst, Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law, says there are three things to do when becoming financially independent.

Spring Cleaning & Declutter  

Leadership and Life Coach Barb Churchill’s trick when getting organized is to think about the 3 C’s: Closets, Calendar, and Cash!

Packing for Your Vacation  

If you are heading to a warm weather destination, you need to know what to pack.  Funjet Vacations insider, Laura Schara, has advice on how to pack to maximize your fun! 

Divorce & Social Media  

If you are going through a divorce, you probably should give your social media habits some consideration.  Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are all things that are easily accessible and a part of many people’s daily lives.  Legal analyst, Anne Tressler from Tressler Law, says you need to be careful what you post.

As Seen on TV Products   Back To Top

The products you see in the commercials, make a lot of promises.  They promise to make the job easier, save you time, and save you money.  The big question is, “Do they work?”  Emily put some of the kitchen gadgets out there to the test.

5 Love Languages   Back To Top

Love is the most important word in the English language and often the most confusing.  We use the word love to describe how we are feeling about activities, objects, animals, and people.  We even use it to explain behavior (such as, “I did it because I love him.”)

Social Media Clean Up   Back To Top

Setting parameters when it comes to social media can be tough.  It’s easy to hide behind your Facebook page.  Advice guru Carla Barnhill gives us some advice on cleaning up your social media relationships and setting some guidelines.

When to Buy   Back To Top

There is no doubt that using coupons can save you money.  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your, explains how watching the calendar could save you even more money.

Mom Hacks   Back To Top

If you are like most mom’s, there just isn’t enough hours in the day to get things done.  Twila Dang, host of Pop Life on myTalk107.1 and mom of three, says “mom-hacks” are the only way she can check things off her to-do list. 

Twin Cities Party Rooms   Back To Top

If you are planning a celebration party, you don’t need to stress about the preparations at home.  Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, has found some restaurants around the Twin Cities where you can throw a party.

Slow Cooker Review   Back To Top

Using a slow cooker is one of the easiest way to get a hot dinner on the table.  Slow cookers come in a wide range of prices – from $15 to a few hundred.  So what’s the difference?  Kelli Hanson puts three high end slow cookers to the test in her own kitchen.

Dry Winter Skin   Back To Top

The cold weather temperatures unquestionably cause damage and dryness to your skin and lips.  Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology shows us her drugstore solutions and a few at-home solutions to combat the dryness. 

Be Well with TCL: Natural Flu Fighters   Back To Top

According to health officials, this flu season is shaping up to be the worst on record.  Minnesota has seen nearly 600 people hospitalized already with the flu.  Holistic Health Coach, Kelley Suggs, shows us ways to fight the flu with natural ingredients.

Word of the Year   Back To Top

Life coach, Barb Churchill, says there is no need to make a New Year’s resolution to make a change in your life.  You can do it with a simple word.

Getting Organized   Back To Top

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to get organized.  We grabbed the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Louise Kurzeka, to help you get started.

Last Minute Salon Gifts   Back To Top

If you’re a last minute shopper and are stumped on gift ideas, the salon may be the only place you need to go.  Katie Giles and Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon have some services and products that will make great gifts! 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the 20-Somethings   Back To Top

Picking out gifts for the people on your list can be fun – but it can be tough at times too.  If you have someone in their twenty’s that you are buying for, you might be stuck.  Emily has four options that just might be perfect for those

Holiday Gift Guide: Wearable Gifts   Back To Top

You can hardly go wrong picking out something for your guy or girl to wear when choosing their gift.  And we aren’t just talking about clothes either!  Emily Engberg has her suggestions for some wearable gifts that all have a Minnesota connection.

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Edition   Back To Top

Tech gadgets are usually up pretty high on the Christmas list for a lot of people.  Our Tech Producer, Christian Unser, has some gift ideas for the tech lover that you need to buy for.

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie   Back To Top

Our food producer, Maggie Winter, is the perfect source for finding gifts that the foodie in your life would love for Christmas.

Holiday Gift Guide: Mom Approved Toys   Back To Top

If you are stumped on what to get the kids on your shopping list, we are here to help!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has her mom approved toy picks!

Setting the Table   Back To Top

If you take the time to properly set the table now, you’ll have more time to enjoy your family tomorrow.  Founder of Etiquette Principles, Liz Taylor, shows us how it’s done.  

Holiday Savings Series: Frugal Shopping   Back To Top

Lisa Baker from Minneapolis, wasn’t always a frugal shopper.  After learning the tricks of the trade, she started the blog  She wanted to share what she has learned  to stay out of debt in the hopes that other people would benefit from it too.

Holiday Savings Series: Homemade Gifts   Back To Top

Middle school art teacher, Julie Pyle from Prior Lake, uses her talents to save money over the holidays.  She makes everything from gifts to decorations and saves a lot of money doing so.  You may think it’s not something that you could do, but she shows us how just making a portion of your gifts could save you a lot of money.

Winterizing Your Car   Back To Top

When winter hits, there are a few things you should be doing to get your car ready to stay safe.  Emily heads to Herb’s Service Center, a AAA certified garage in Plymouth, for advice.

Holiday Savings Series: Couponing   Back To Top

Maybe you haven’t been as diligent saving for the holidays this year.  Don’t worry! Kelli Hanson is out to help you stretch your dollars.

What Not to Say   Back To Top

“You look like you’re going to pop!” is never a compliment to a pregnant woman – no matter how you say it!  There are a few of those phrases you should never say to a pregnant woman.  Etiquette expert, Liz Taylor says he has some easy fixes to fix those “foot in mouth moments”.