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  • giving thanks
I love Thanksgiving week. Growing up as a kid, Thanksgiving week was a short week in school because we got two days off. Thanksgiving week reminds me of spending time with my grandpa, dad, and uncles going deer hunting. Sitting in a deer stand when it is -15 degrees for 8 plus hours may not sound......
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  • emergency fund
One question that is often on my mind is: how much should you keep in an emergency fund? I’ve fielded this question from a few friends that know I am engulfed in the personal finance space. My wife and I also debate how much our family should keep in our emergency fund. But where should......
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  • Equifax Data Breach
Last weekend, I was doing my normal Sunday routine. I got up early with my daughter and we played for a bit. Then, I made some coffee and breakfast. We had some friends that had stayed overnight and as we were cleaning up breakfast my phone started to buzz. I had missed a call and......
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  • Co-Op program
Taking a semester “off” of college to work was one of the best decisions I made during my undergraduate career. I participated in the Co-Op program at the University of Minnesota (UMN). UMN’s Co-Op program partners with local companies that are looking for interns. The school offers credit for the students, and in return, the......
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  • affordable engineering schools
In high school when I was looking at colleges with engineering programs, I found it interesting that there were not many options to choose from. The options in Wisconsin included: UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Marquette University, and UW-Platteville. I wanted a good education, but I was also thinking – what are the......
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