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Jen Ekblad

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Jen Ekblad is a digital marketing professional and aspiring writer who contributes to Volume One and Chippewa Valley Family. Outside of her work, she enjoys all things health and wellness related; writing and editing; baking and decorating cakes; and spending time with her husband and fur babies.

Content By This Contributor:

Life Insurance 101

Why do you need it? Because it’s the best way to protect your loved ones.

Jen Ekblad

Life insurance is not exactly the most uplifting topic to discuss, but it is an important one. For this piece, I sat down with an expert in the matter: my husband, Dan Ekblad. Dan was a licensed insurance ...

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 ...

To Debt or Not to Debt: That Is the Question

for a lot of young folks, debt is a part of life

Jen Ekblad

I can remember sitting at my desk in my first apartment applying for my first credit card. I had just graduated college. I was working full-time. I asked myself, “What could it hurt to get a credit card?” It’s just what you do ...

Life Insurance 101: The Best Way to Protect Your Loved Ones

Jen Ekblad

Life insurance is not exactly the most uplifting topic to discuss, but it is an important one. For this piece, I sat down with an expert in the matter: my husband, Dan Ekblad. Dan has been a licensed insurance ...

Hot Coffee Trends From a Local Coffee Fanatic

Jen Ekblad

In my world, coffee is not just a beverage – it is a way of life. My go-to is an iced caramel macchiato with nonfat milk. But lately I have been intrigued by a few hot trends popping up on social media and at our local coffee shops ...

Three Apps to Manage Your Debt

tracks your debts (and maybe even save money, too!) the 21st century way

Jen Ekblad

Debt can be overwhelming, and, in some cases, debilitating. The key to managing this stress is getting a handle on your debt – it is crucial to your financial health to know exactly what you owe, even if you really do not want to know ...

3 Tips to Break the Cycle of Accumulating Debt

nobody’s saying it's easy, but avoiding debt is endlessly rewarding

Jen Ekblad

Growing up, I had always heard how important it was to build credit, but I never really understood how it worked. How hard could it be, right?

3 Smart Ways to Minimize Student Loan Debt

Jen Ekblad

Earning a college degree can certainly get you ahead of the game, but student debt can set you back many steps. Here are three tips to help you minimize your student debt.