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Unsatisfied In Your Marriage? These 14 Tips Could Help
3/28/2017
Bride and groom cake figures looking dissatisfied with one another.
Couples today may experience less satisfaction in their marriage as compared to their parents, research shows. One report indicated a 42 percent dip in satisfaction! One factor may be related to having kids later in life, and feeling more social pressure to provide the best of everything. However, some research...
Tax Refund? 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Want One
3/27/2017
Scissors cutting piece of paper with the word "tax" on it.
(Note: This blog post was originally published March 12, 2014) A National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll revealed that a strong majority of respondents intentionally plan to receive a federal income tax refund. “The findings suggest that receiving an income tax refund has become standard operating procedure for...
Volunteer Mentor Sees Difference A Perfect Match Can Make
1/17/2017
Char Laney, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center
Framed photos decorate Char Laney’s tidy desk at JDP Electric, Inc., in Fargo. Among pictures of family members and pets is a small silver frame. It shows Char with her “youngest friend,” on their first outing to West Acres mall. For over three years, Char has volunteered with Big Brothers...
The Art of Bartering in the Modern Age
11/21/2016
Man holding a layered baked good topped with berries.
By Alicia Kellebrew NFCC Certified Financial Professional The Village Financial Resource Center I have been accused of being somewhat of a “throwback.” I can’t help but see a lot of value in the way our parents, grandparents, and beyond used to do things and feel that some of those old...