3 Great Apps to Help You Invest

use your smartphone to build wealth and save for the future

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Jen Ekblad, photos by moneylion.com

Thanks to technology, investing can be as simple as downloading an app, connecting your bank account, and making a deposit. Gone are the days you must have hundreds, even thousands of dollars ...

Saving for College Made Easy

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Ken Teegardin

It’s never too late – or too early! – to save for your children’s future higher educational expenses. In Wisconsin, parents (and anyone else, actually) can save for kids’ college costs through one of the state-designated ...

UW-Stout Stays Green While Moving Out

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Couches, futons, televisions, and more find new homes or get recycled at the end of the school year when Habitat for Humanity, Dunn County Solid Waste, and UW-Stout team up for the Spring Move Out in Menomonie. Members of the ...

Focus On Energy a Win for Wisconsin

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program, focus on Energy, was recently identified as the most cost-effective initiative of its kind in the nation. A federal study ...

Xcel: Clean Energy Helps Hold down Rates

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Xcel Energy is crediting its investment in “clean energy” for a recent agreement it reached with several consumer groups that would keep utility rates below 2018 levels through 2021. The proposal ...

Waste Not, Want Not?

a deep dive into the wonderful, wacky world of organic waste disposal

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Katie Venit, photos by Andrea Paulseth

My husband paused halfway between the trashcan and kitchen sink, clutching an apple core. “Tell me again what I do with this?” “Compost.” I pointed to the green compost bin, courtesy of our new trash haulers, Earthbound Environmental Solutions. He paused. “Why is that better ...."

Rinse, Tumble Dry, Repeat

webcomic aimed at people who are “nervous and overwhelmed with life”

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Before he headed to college at UW-Stout in 2007 for a degree in studio art, Tyler Haas knew he was destined to be great. That expectation was tempered somewhat when he leveled up. “As it turns out, being the ...

The Local Poverty Puzzle

local poverty rates are among the worst in the state, but the reasons why aren’t exactly clear

Tue. Jul. 23rd, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

While the overall poverty rate is falling in Wisconsin, the Chippewa Valley is one of only two areas of the state where the share of people in poverty is significantly above the state average, a new study ...

8 Weird and Wondrous Wisconsin Summer Festivals

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Wisconsin festivals are, by far, the most classic, Midwestern affairs to experience during the year. Here there be eight Wisconsin festivals to visit this summer, as well as a bonus festival listed at the bottom that you’ll just have to check out ...

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