Alexandra Floersch has worked for Forum Communications since February 2015. She is a content producer and photographer who enjoys writing about finance, fashion and home.
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In fifth grade, Sam Huseth and I sat at her kitchen table among scattered belongings. We collected prized possessions to “freeze” in a time capsule to later uncover our senior year (thank you, Crossroads ). We thoughtfully selected objects that we imagined might predetermine our future—a microphone made of tin foil for me (an aspiring pop star) and a homemade stethoscope for Sam (who is, interestingly enough, now a nurse).
FARGO — While 580, 720 and 835 are just numbers, when associated with credit, they carry a lot of weight. In 2003, the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation — the nonprofit arm of ABA — founded "National Get Smart About Credit Day" which is celebrated on the third Thursday of October. In correlation with the organization's mission to provide financial education, the day (and even the month of October) gives bankers the opportunity to get out of the office to educate the public.
FARGO — In the Midwest, we're used to being told we have a "Minnesoooota" accent, we dress like tourists and we're sickly sweet. It's ingrained in us from our childhood — that gene dubbed "Midwest nice." It's not until you visit other states and arrive home that you really witness the difference for yourself — an inherent collection of knee-jerking niceties, an almost involuntary reaction in hospitality.