REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
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STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER GOP wants bigger refunds to balance property tax hikes
Minnesotans whose taxes are soaring would get a larger property tax refund under a bill House Republicans will push in next years legislative session.
This is a top-tier priority for our caucus, Ch... Posted on 11/14/11 at 2:47 PM
Few financial figures are as important as a credit score. The three-digit figure has a major impact on daily life – dictating what consumers can buy, how much credit they can obtain and even where they choose to reside.
Credit is a convenience; it allows you to charge a meal on your credit card, pay for an appliance with an installment plan, or take out a loan to buy a house. However, when dining out at a fancy restaurant or spending the night away in a hotel, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) says it’s important to take notice of what the banking industry calls an “authorization hold.”
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it would soon begin examining credit reporting agencies to confirm that they are producing accurate credit reports and that consumers have the ability to dispute errors on their reports.
The Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program has allocated all $12 million in tax credits that were available to angel fund investors in 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment of Economic Development (DEED).
Even if you’re choosy about which ATMs and gas stations you frequent, you can still become a victim of identity thieves that place seamless devices on machines to steal – or "skim" - sensitive financial information.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services has donated more than $14,000 toward hunger relief efforts in eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota.
The Alexandria office made a contribution to the Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf and the Pope County Food Shelf.
U.S. Senator Al Franken has urged his colleagues to extend for four years a renewable energy tax credit that especially would help wind-powered electrical production.
The Minnesota Democrat said the tax break would save thousands of jobs, create new ones and cut the country’s need for foreign oil.
According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) December online poll, consumers remain very connected to their credit cards. When asked to rank their 2012 financial resolutions, only six percent of more than 2,300 respondents indicated that decreasing dependence on credit cards was their number one goal.
According to a study conducted by Twentysomething Inc., a consultant firm specializing in young adults, 85 percent of the class of 2011 will wind up moving back in with their parents once they get their degrees.
The cause? A combination of a shrinking entry-level job market and crushing college loan debt.
If expense reports are piling up and you’re tired of hearing your employees complain about not getting reimbursements, it might be time to consider a business credit card. The Better Business Bureau offers advice to business owners on choosing the right credit card for your business.
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