Emergency Funds

Emergency Funds
If there’s one thing we’ve all learned in the last few months, it’s to expect the unexpected.  Many folks found themselves out of work during the pandemic shut-down and experienced a financial bind because of it.  Wealth Management Advisor Joel Seleskie, of Seleskie Financial, explains the importance of emergency funds.

Insurance With the Canopy Group

Insurance With the Canopy Group
Insurance isn’t the sexiest topic out there but it is something we all have to have.  Are you confident that you aren’t paying too much for it though?  The Canopy Group makes sure you aren’t!  They are here to give you some bite-sized knowledge about insurance that could save you money.

Stress vs. Frustration

Stress vs. Frustration
Stevie Ray from Stevie Ray's Improv Company has been a speaker and trainer for over 30 years. As we're all dealing with different stresses and frustrations these days, he joined us to talk about how to recognize what's happening with yourself and why advice for someone else might not work for you. Plus, why you should force yourself to make...

Reduce Stress For Your Senses

Reduce Stress For Your Senses
If your senses are overloaded then it might be the time change things up and fill your senses with things that are more calm and refreshing. The Happy Medium Jodi Livon shares about things you can smell, taste, touch, hear and see that will help you reduce your stress and possibly enhance your intuition. Click here for more information on...

Money Mapping

Money Mapping
Since 1934, SPIRE has been serving the Minnesota community.  Dan Stolts, SPIRE’s President & CEO offers some advice on money management.  Think of your finances like planning a trip.  Pick your destination, then “map” your way there.  Dan refers to this as “money mapping.”  Mapping your inflows and outflows help you to...

Comparison Olympics

Comparison Olympics
Many of us make a habit of comparing ourselves to others.  Not only is this unhealthy, it usually actually hurts us in the long run.  Author, Speaker, and Coach James Robilotta has advice on ways to improve your life and stop the habit. Click here to purchase his book, Leading Imperfectly. Where do we compare ourselves to others? ...

Divorce During COVID-19

Divorce During COVID-19
All of this together time might not be a good thing for all married couples.  In fact, there is speculation that this is what may have lead to Kelly Clarkson’s decision to file for divorce from her husband of seven years, Brandon Blackstock. Jodi Terzich and Shannon Ort of the law firm Terzich and Ort explain how divorce can still happen...

Navigating the Issues of Racism

Navigating the Issues of Racism
The events of the last few weeks have called into question all kinds of issues with regards to racism and society.  Kelli McLoud-Schingen, President and Founder of KMS Intercultural Consulting, talks with us about how we can take action. Click here to watch Kelli’s TEDx talk. Some of Kelli’s favorite resources include: ...

Being an Ally

Being an Ally
Given the current state of our country, James Robilotta believes now - more than ever – it’s important to reflect and also take action to spread more awareness.  James is author of Leading Imperfectly, Professional Speaker, Personal Coach, and an entrepreneur.  He joins us to explain what it means to him being a white ally in social...

Mathnasium

Mathnasium
The typical “summer slide” is always a challenge where kids typically forget months worth of material and have to spend weeks re-learning it in the fall.  This year could be even worse with the distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Boby Tarnowski and Andy Ahlschlager from Mathnasium say that is where they can...