Issue #389 July 24, 2019

3 Great Apps to Help You Invest

use your smartphone to build wealth and save for the future

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 ...

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

Waste Not, Want Not?

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

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 ...."

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Jobs by the Numbers 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Colab

If you’re like us, the blizzard of numbers that come in news reports about the economy can be bewildering. In particular, unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted, and constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately, these ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Hot Jobs for the Future

Looking for work? Here are the region’s high-paying, high-growth occupations.

Tom Giffey

Summer is a time for hot temperatures, hot blockbuster flicks, and hot summer jams. But what are the hot jobs you should be getting your résumé ready for? Economists from the state Department of Workforce ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Removing Work Barriers

UW-Stout Is Home to Vocational Rehabilitation Institute

Pam Powers, photos by UW-Stout News

When his father lost his sight from diabetic complications and ended up using a wheelchair because he didn’t know how to use an assistive cane, Kyle Walker learned firsthand the impact a disability can ...

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