Advice

Author of "Beyond Grit" and the Minnesota Vikings  

Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. She also works with the Minnesota Vikings. She shares what kind of mindset you need to have to pull off something like the "Minnesota Miracle" and how those lessons could be applied to your life too. 

Super Saver: Best Budgeting Blogs  

If budgeting and really saving some cash is at the top of your list this year, our Super Saver has found some resources you're gonna want to jot down. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found a few of the best budgeting blogs online.

Myths About Divorce  

There is a lot of information out there about divorce and you might think you would know what to do if you were ever facing that decision. You might even think you know enough to give advice.  Many times what you might think - might, in fact, be wrong.  From the law firm, Terzich and Ort, Jodi Terzich and Shannon Ort debunk some of the myths.

SuperSaver: January Deals  

If one of your New Year Resolutions was to get ripped, good news, gym memberships are cheaper in January. Gyms are waiving fees and giving you all the free trials just to get you in the door.  More obvious, but something else on sale this month is coats!

Household Hacks  

Nickie Carrigan is a busy mom and owns her own business. You’ve seen her on Twin Cities Live teaching Steve and Elizabeth how to do push-ups with the correct form but today she shares some of her favorite household hacks.

Mindset Makeover  

Chances are, you're hearing a lot of people talk about their New Year's Resolutions, their goals, intentions, their word of the year in 2018, you name. A recent study says only 39% of people in their 20's achieve their resolution goals each year. And the older you are - the worse it gets. Only 14% of people in their fifties meet their resolution goals. Life Coach Barb Churchill says you can accomplish any goal with the right mindset.

Super Saver: Advice on Returns  

If you had to pull out your acting hat again when opening grandma's gift this year -- you know the "Oh, I've always wanted this chicken oven mitt" response, then you're ready to make those returns.  Our Super Saver, TCL’s Kelli Hanson, stopped by to help us understand and navigate those lengthy return policies for your holiday gifts.

Holiday Entertaining   Back To Top

Lifestyle expert Lisa Adams shares her favorite tips and tricks for festive entertaining without the stress.

Divorce and Privacy with Terzich and Ort   Back To Top

Celebrities often go to great lengths to hide the details of their divorces, but your own private details can be made public when you're going through a divorce too. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stopped by the studio to talk about what you can do to keep those details between you and your ex. 

Removing Tough Stains   Back To Top

The holidays are a fun and festive time everyone, but nothing is worse than spilling something on your best outfit. From wine spills to coffee mishaps, Kat Clobes from Saint Croix Cleaners shared “Do's and Don'ts” on removing tough stains.

Give a Gift That Keeps Giving Back   Back To Top

Although the says of savings bonds are done, there are ways for you to continue to make money off of the money you already have. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares some options for your own money, along with ideas for gifting money.

Gift for Tween Girls   Back To Top

If you've got boys -- video games pretty much have you covered for Christmas presents right? But girls, they have so many different tastes. And tween girls, they can be really hard to buy for.  It's why mom of three girls and owner of tween fashion subscription service Prink Style is taking the guesswork out of a shopping for girls. She stopped by with great gift ideas for tweens!

Mom & Baby Holiday Gift Guide   Back To Top

The website, Nameberry, recently released the most popular baby names for 2017. Topping the list for boy -- Atticus, Asher and Jack. Representing the girls -- number one is Olivia, then Cora and Amelia.

Discussion of Harassment, Inappropriate Behavior and More in the Media   Back To Top

After allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior against Matt Lauer and Minnesota icon Garrison Keillor, we invited in broadcasters Colleen Lindstrom from myTalk 107.1 and media personality Roshini Rajkumar to discuss what this means for women going forward. 

Suburb Specific Gift Basket Ideas   Back To Top

The team at Tiger Oak Media, who publish magazines highlighting communities around the Twin Cities, stopped by gift ideas for those who hold their loyalty to a specific part of the metro.

LearningRX: Connor’s Story   Back To Top

Here on Twin Cities Live we've shown you how the LearningRx brain training program works. We've introduced you to families and kids who say the brain games changed everything.  But there are still skeptics out there. And Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found one -- a dad from Delano who didn't believe the program would ever help his son, until he saw the results for himself.

Holidays and Divorce   Back To Top

The holidays are stressful enough as it is, but adding a divorce to the mix can make it that much worse. But a little pre-planning can go a long way. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort join us to share their advice. 

Super Saver: Gifts that Give Back   Back To Top

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts – a lot of people have already started. And typically our Super Saver would swoop in with a coupon or a promo code. But not this week! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson is here with gifts that give back, so you can feel good about the money you're spending.

Super Saver: What to Buy in November   Back To Top

Halloween came and went and that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, we skipped a holiday in there, and so are retailers. Right now they're gearing up for those big shopping days -- Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  That means if they haven't already, your favorite stores are going to start slashing prices. 
But our TCL Super Saver says there are things you should definitely buy this month, and products you need to wait on.

Last Minute Halloween Costume and Makeup Ideas   Back To Top

Halloween is a lot of fun for the kids and the big kids, but getting inviting to a last minute celebration can be frightening. No fear!  Emily Engberg and makeup artist Julie Martin have come up with some fun things you can do last minute. They chose three ideas and put the looks together with things that can be easily found at your own home or for one quick trip to the drug store.

Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State   Back To Top

The week of October 23rd 2017 is a big one for folks looking to apply for colleges and universities here in Minnesota. Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State are waiting the application fees. The goal is to offset some of the stresses with fees. It’s a great way for traditional and non-traditional students to get involved in applying for school.

As Seen on TV   Back To Top

Halloween brings out all sorts of fun props and products, but there may be some As Seen On TV Products that fit the bill for scary. Emily puts some products to the test to find out which ones are scary fun or just plain scary that they’re even a thing.

Gotta Have It for New Moms   Back To Top

Elizabeth Ries returned from Maternity Leave in September, but while she was out she researched and tested products to make a new mom’s life easier. What she discovered were products that helped getting baby Franklin to sleep faster and a clothing line that makes nursing a breeze. Elizabeth teamed up with TCL reporter Kelli Hanson to bring you Gotta Have It products for the New Momma.

Parenting and Anxiety   Back To Top

Parenting can be both beautiful and challenging, rewarding and exhausting. But what if you were parenting a child with anxiety? 

Divorce Protections   Back To Top

After multiple accusations of sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein's wife announced she was leaving him. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stopped by to explain how filing for a divorce can help protect you from what your spouse has done.

Mortgage Mistakes   Back To Top

The world of mortgages can be confusing and pretty costly if you don’t know what you are doing.  Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares some of the biggest mistakes they see when it comes to mortgages. 

9/27 Super Saver   Back To Top

A few weeks ago Apple announced the release of the new iPhone 8 and they surprised everyone by unveiling the iPhone 10, due for release in November. If you're in the market for a new phone, whichever one you buy, expect to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars.  Or you could just trade in and trade up. Our Super Saver, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson stop by to help us get the most money for our phone.

Life Hacks   Back To Top

Everyone wants to make their life a little easier and now there are countless websites, tutorials and even articles on the web telling you how to do just that. Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg found a handful of tricks that she believes are not only entertaining, but really do work in a pinch. Here’s a list of fun things to try.

Getting Back into a Routine   Back To Top

The new school year has started but it takes some time for both parents and kids to adjust. You may find yourself rushing out the door or telling your kids to "hurry up," making the hours you head out the door feel more like a zoo. Bestselling Author, Kristen Brown shared tips on getting back to a routine!

Chili and Mimosas   Back To Top

myTalk 107.1 host Colleen Lindstrom along with Alisha Perkins, wife of Minnesota Twins closer, Glen, are open books about their lives. In their podcast, Mind Full, the two honestly discuss anxiety, depression, self esteem, and more. They are taking their message on the road and stopped the studio to share more.