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Dealing with and Getting Rid of Adware

Battling more popups than usual lately? Your computer could be infected with adware, a bug that inundates users with online advertisements. Any internet user knows that ads are par for the course in the cyber world; however, adware can manifest itself in an unusually egregious display of online promotions. At the same time, purveyors of… Read more »

More Than a Mortgage: Additional Costs Involved in the Homebuying Process

Potential homebuyers are often concerned with one word: Mortgage. A monthly payment is one of the most common determining factors for buyers when looking to purchase a home. And it makes sense – you can’t opt for a house you can’t afford. But homebuyers should know this isn’t the only cost they’ll need to cover…. Read more »

Protecting You From Card Fraud: Sunrise Banks Debit Card Monitoring Tools

We’ve talked a lot about data security lately. Check fraud, identity theft, telemarketing scams – the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, protecting yourself from data breaches and fraudulent activity is the new normal in today’s ever-connected world. The Federal Reserve reports that card payments – credit, debit and prepaid –accounted for $6.48 trillion in… Read more »

Protecting Yourself from Check Fraud

Checks – yes, those paper things you can cash for money – might be out of vogue, but they’ve yet to become extinct. And while the check is still alive, so is check fraud. There were more than 27,000 reports of foreign money offers and counterfeit check scams in 2018, according to the Federal Trade… Read more »

Grounds For Success: Skip Fay and Chris Eilers’ 23-year Partnership at Dunn Brothers Serves as a Lesson in Successful Entrepreneurship

When Skip Fay and Chris Eilers were looking for capital to open a franchised Dunn Brothers Coffee shop on 34th and Hennepin in 1994, they told investors the location was going to be smoke-free. And in the early ‘90s, a non-smoking coffee shop in Minneapolis was an anomaly. Minnesota’s state law that prohibits lighting up… Read more »

Looking to Buy a House? Consider These Four Things First

You’ve been thinking about it for a while, and you’re finally ready to take the first step in buying a home: planning. Before you’ve picked out a house, and long before anything has been signed, it’s important to start thinking about what you want in a home, how much you can afford and how mortgage… Read more »

From Turn-of-the-century Factory to Modern-day Business Park: Highlight Center Acts as Cultural and Professional Hub in Northeast Minneapolis

The brick building at 807 Broadway Street in Northeast Minneapolis has been a fixture in the Logan Park Neighborhood for more than a century. Built in 1913, the property was originally a lightbulb factory for Mazda before being purchased by Minneapolis Public Schools in 1930. School administrators and staff moved into the building in 1948… Read more »

Emerge 2019: Three Days of Innovation, Plus a Name Change, in Scottsdale

Does the name Financial Health Network ring a bell? Probably not, unless you were at last week’s Emerge conference in Scottsdale. But that’s likely to change soon. Jennifer Tescher announced during the event that her organization, formerly known as the Center for Financial Services Innovation, will now be known as the Financial Health Network. Tescher,… Read more »

You Suspect You’re a Victim of Fraud or Identity Theft. Now What?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 1.4 million reports of fraud in 2018, totaling nearly $1.5 billion in money lost. That’s in addition to the roughly 444,000 consumer reports of suspected identify theft last year. The number of fraud and identity theft reports to the FTC has more than doubled over the past decade. Protecting… Read more »