Advice

How to Live Drama Free  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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. 

Dealing with Difficult People   Back To Top

During these summer months, you’ll find yourself interacting with people more than usual.  Now is the time for those summer barbeques and family gatherings.  Some of the people you find yourself surrounded with might be a little difficult to deal with.  Leadership & Life Coach Barb Churchill Has three things you can do to make dealing with them a little easier. 

Beach Gear for Babies   Back To Top

When you have a little one, whenever you go someplace it usually means packing up a lot of things.  If you are planning a day at the lake, there are some essentials you’ll want to be sure to bring along.  Baby gear expert, Katie Blozis, shows us some must-haves.

Do's & Don'ts of Divorce   Back To Top

When going through an emotional time, such as a divorce, there are some do’s and don’ts on how you should behave says legal analyst, Anne Tressler.

Birth Milestones for Children   Back To Top

Child milestones can tell you a lot about how your children are developing, but it can worry some parents. Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to explain the importance of some milestones and behaviors.

Gotta Have It: Grads & Dads   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson has some gifts that are unique and personal that your dad or grad will just gotta have!

Brain Training   Back To Top

With the end of the school year, it’s time to take a look at what can be done to keep the kids up to par over the summer.  Before getting a tutor or summer help for the kids, there is an alternative that could be the answer you are looking for.  It’s called Brain Training from LearningRx.

Creating a Budget   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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