Need Help Applying for College Financial Aid?


by Lisa Thompson Each year, Minnesota College Goal Sunday workshops are held throughout Minnesota from January to the beginning of May to help students and their parents apply for financial aid. While the workshops are intended for low-income families and those with no family history of attending college, all students are welcome to attend. Pre-registration … Continue reading Need Help Applying for College Financial Aid?

Not TOO OLD for this: Job Hunting for Older Workers


by Kathy Kirchoff Times have changed. If you’re an older adult looking for work in this tough job market, you’ve probably discovered that job hunting is very different from the way it was just a few years ago. And, if you haven’t had to look for work in decades, your job hunting skills may be … Continue reading Not TOO OLD for this: Job Hunting for Older Workers

The Difference Between a "Degree" and an "Education"


by Teri Fritsma Do you want an education with that degree? When it comes to school, we’ve become a society of consumers. Whether we’re pursuing a high school, college, technical, or graduate degree, we want our education to be convenient, cheap, and relevant. Above all, the credential we earn must make us more employable; we … Continue reading The Difference Between a "Degree" and an "Education"

The Difference Between a “Degree” and an “Education”


by Teri Fritsma Do you want an education with that degree? When it comes to school, we’ve become a society of consumers. Whether we’re pursuing a high school, college, technical, or graduate degree, we want our education to be convenient, cheap, and relevant. Above all, the credential we earn must make us more employable; we … Continue reading The Difference Between a “Degree” and an “Education”

The Balancing Act: Work & Caregiving


by Kathy Kirchoff Almost one third of the adult population is performing a caretaker role, averaging 20 hours of care a week; that’s equivalent to another part-time job. And the percentages are climbing (57 percent in 2004 vs. 65 percent in 2009). Are you one of these caregivers?   According to the Caregiving in the … Continue reading The Balancing Act: Work & Caregiving