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Building assets to escape poverty

Building assets to escape poverty

Dec. 13 | During the mid-to-late 2000s, America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis served as the major catalyst to a larger financial emergency which nearly brought the global economy to ruins. In the wake of this disaster, poverty and unemployment skyrocketed toward...

How to choose a business attorney

How to choose a business attorney

Dec. 12 | It’s often said that one should choose one’s attorney in the same manner that one chooses one’s doctor. If you have a serious knee injury and one that perhaps requires surgery, you are for certain going to seek out the best orthopedic surgeon...

Five steps to that first home

Five steps to that first home

Dec. 10 | Want to buy your first home? Maybe you’ve got some cash saved for a down payment and maybe even recommendations for real-estate agents from savvy friends. But have you cleared your credit report, hired a tax adviser, or weighed FHA financing compared...

Gift yourself with self-compassion during the holidays

Gift yourself with self-compassion during the holidays

Nov. 28 | By Lisa Ferentz Contributing Writer  The holidays can be a wonderful and cozy time of year. We reconnect with those long forgotten warm sweaters that have waited patiently for us in the back of our closets. Everything we eat and drink is pumpkin...

Children’s lives at stake in fight against obesity

Children’s lives at stake in fight against obesity

Nov. 28 | Farm to Head Start among many nonprofit programs making progress   This past summer, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties’ (CAPRW) Head Start Program partnered with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy...

Getting out of our own way

Getting out of our own way

Nov. 27 | Doing better requires that we confront our self-defeating behaviors   It’s hard not to notice the plight that Black people are in across the nation — well, across the world. However, let’s focus solely on America. Black people are always...

Cutting costs during the holidays

Cutting costs during the holidays

Nov. 14 | By Donna Skeels Cygan Contributing Writer     You know “stuff” isn’t what makes the holiday season truly fulfilling. Yet each year, despite your best intentions, you end up shopping too much, rushing too much, stressing too much…and...

Community Action in Ramsey-Washington demonstrates transparency, accountability

Community Action in Ramsey-Washington demonstrates transparency, accountability

Nov. 12 | I wish to utilize this column to share some important information related to the operations and oversight at Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties (CAPRW). The recent shutdown of Community Action of Minneapolis has given...

Working women — know your rights!

Working women — know your rights!

Nov. 1 | In the spring of 2014, the Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act provisions were signed into law. This law provides significant benefits to women in the areas of gender pay gap, minimum wage, affordable childcare, paid leave, discrimination in...

Selecting a legal structure for your business

Selecting a legal structure for your business

Oct. 29 | You have decided to start a fulltime business or just a small side business as a second stream of income. When starting a business, one of the most important choices you make is the type of legal structure that you select for your company. Not only...