SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Living apart and Social Security spousal benefits
Q: My husband and I are not divorced but have lived apart for many years. Can I still receive Social Security through his record?
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REAL OILFIELD WIVES 5 Ways to Make and Save a Little Cash
How many of you are stay-at-home moms? How many of you raised your hand only to realize no one could actually see you? (Heh) Well, this one is for all of you SAH moms (and everyone else!) looking to... Posted on 4/25/13 at 1:30 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Hoax message on Medicare rate hike
So, in our last post, we did a little fact checking on the health insurance numbers used during the presidential debate. Today, we've got another tidbit for you - this one about an email titled "a Mes... Posted on 10/9/12 at 1:22 PM
STAFF BLOG AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #88 - Some top performers
I decided for this week's digest to offer up another look at some of our top performing blogs. They're both consistent with their posts, and their posts seem to generate broad interest in everything f... Posted on 9/5/12 at 3:46 PM
Women got their yearly reminder this week of how far we still have to go in the workplace as the world celebrated Equal Pay Day. Each April, we’re bombarded with the humbling data that we still make far less than our male counterparts for doing the same work.
While most drivers are suffering the wrath of the gas pumps, owners of one less-common vehicle — the scooter — don’t seem to mind quite as much.
That’s because scooters are extremely gas-efficient, and get close to 100 miles per gallon, according to Blake Ashmore, a salesman at Wheels Inc. in Fargo.
Two years after the American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout and one year after they gave up on returning to work at the nearby Hillsboro plant, three former employees say they’re doing better than they could have imagined.
Wade Pearson figured the family-owned Home of Economy store in Williston, which opened in 1964, would get a boost when the Oil Patch of western North Dakota started booming a few years ago.
But the company president didn’t think the family would have an economic gusher on its hands.
WATFORD CITY — Oil Patch law enforcement will have access to $16.6 million in grants to fight crime in rapidly growing communities, but the dollars can’t be used for one of the things sheriffs say they need most — more officers.
When my daughter was 15 I started thinking about how to teach her about managing money with real-life tools. I was tired of her always asking me for money to go to the movies or to buy this or that and me usually responding with “no.” It caused stress for me and disappointment for her.
Sense and Centsibility blog on Areavoices
June 21, 2013
FARGO – Misconceptions about money can make for some costly mistakes.
The Forum asked five local finance experts about the most common money myths they hear, and why they think such assertions are wrong.
FARGO — Medical centers in western North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch need help in diagnosing which patients requesting nonemergency services are bad debt risks. As part of a fund of almost $10 million to help defray hospitals’ bad debts in 2013-15, lawmakers appropriated $700,000 for new information technology screening tools to curb bad debt expense by evaluating patients’ creditworthiness.
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