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Friday March 24 2017

Eichbergs receive $10,000 donation

Forward Foundation donated $10,000 to the Eichberg family, of Laporte, MN, on March 17, 2017. Kaldyn Eichberg, son of Kristen and Ryan Eichberg, is 6 years old and undergoing treatment for a serious illness.

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Monday February 13 2017

What You Should Know About Flood Insurance

Flooding is a risk to any business, whether you are inland or near the coastline. In fact, in the past five years all 50 states have experienced floods, and at least one in four businesses that shuts down from a natural disaster never reopens. According to the U.S. government, the average commercial flood claim in the past five years has been around $89,000, and the average property damage due to flooding adds up to more than $3.5 billion annually.

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Thursday February 09 2017

Workstation Ergonomics: Tips to improve comfort and ergonomics at work

Sitting at a computer for the majority of your workday can negatively affect your health if your workstation isn’t properly adjusted. Follow these suggestions to make your workstation work for you.

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Thursday February 09 2017

7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

Fraudsters are using very clever tactics to get a hold of your personal information and submit false tax claims. To keep yourself safe, be suspicious of any communication from the IRS – through email, text or social media – that requests personal information. And keep a watchful eye out for missing W-2s and mail containing sensitive financial information.

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Wednesday February 08 2017

Home Matters: Are you prepared for a flood?

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are one of the most common disasters in the United States. Even small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. Plus, it only takes an inch or two of water to cause major damage to your home.

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Wednesday January 11 2017

Trends in Scams for 2017

It's a brand new year! And while many of us are focusing on ways to improve our lives, others are coming up with new ways to steal our money. But as long as you stay vigilant, falling victim to fraud doesn't have to be in the cards for you.

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Thursday December 29 2016

5 Steps to a New Financial You in 2017

Congratulations, you’ve budgeted, planned, and made it through the holidays! But successful financial habits shouldn’t stop there. New Years is a great opportunity to review your financial plan, make improvements and take your financial wellness to a whole new level: a New Year, a new financial you.

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Monday December 05 2016

Lifestyle Lessons: Budget Properly for the Holidays

Proper budgeting and smart shopping techniques will help you stay within budget while finding something special for everyone on your list.

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Monday November 28 2016

Home Matters: Preventing Frozen Pipes

One of the messiest and most costly homeowner repairs is fixing a burst frozen pipe. Water from a burst pipe can cause damage to carpeting, short out electrical appliances and ruin furniture. Luckily, there are several products on the market.

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Thursday November 17 2016

Home Matters: Decorate Safely During the Holidays

As the holiday season gets into full swing, many families decorate to spread some cheer and make their homes more festive. While holiday decorations can be fun and beautiful, they can also present fire hazards. To keep your home and family safe this holiday season, consider the following decorating tips.

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Sunday November 13 2016

Snowbird Checklist

Alicia Lunski provides a list of things to remember to do to protect your home before heading south this winter.

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