Victory Gardens Making a Come Back?

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

During this pandemic, you may have started doing things you never imagined doing before: homeschooling your children, working from home, canceling your trips, and preparing more meals at home. We have also struggled to find our favorite items in the grocery stores. Some of our favorites have been nearly nonexistent, especially in the produce aisle.

Spring Cleaning Your Finances

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spring has finally sprung!  We are beginning to come out of quarantine and find a routine once again.  During this “stay at home” time, I heard from many who dug into their closets and garages. Some of which have not been cleaned or organized in years. 

Taking Care of You and Your Finances

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Well, here we are!  As one friend shared, “I woke up feeling great!  I’m so ready for another big day of handwashing and looking out the window!”  Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected the events of these last several weeks.  These are uncertain and ever-changing times, but I know we will get through this together. 

News Release: Office of State Treasurer staff to work remotely

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bismarck ND - State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt announced effective at business close Friday, March 20th, the implementation of the “Work from home plan,” for the Office of State Treasurer. “Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and the continued financial services essential to the State. With the closing of schools and daycares, it became necessary to implement our remote work plan. This plan allows team members to continue managing the professional duties of the Office while addressing the needs of their families,” said Schmidt.

Debit Card vs Credit Card

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Do you have a go-to card, one that you use for all your purchases? Which card SHOULD we be using? When you think about using a debit card vs. a credit card you might be thinking,  Treasurer, this is a no brainer, I should use my debit card so that I do not build debt with a credit card. However, do you know which card is the SAFEST to use? 

Keeping Your Credit File Safe

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Have you noticed when you turn on the tv, there always seems to be a new financial scam? We are warned of hackers, identity thieves, or the latest financial cyber threat.  In 2019, $8.5 billion was spent on funding cybersecurity.  

Recover From Your Holiday Spending Hangover

Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year, but so much time and effort to plan and prepare, and then… just like that, it’s over. The meal leaves you full and exhausted. The holiday bills can leave you feeling much the same. Without even looking at your bills, you already know you ignored that “budget.” Now what?

It’s Not the Gifts; It’s the Moments

Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how valuable your time is versus your money? Time is much more valuable than money, we can use our time to make money, but we cannot use our money to purchase more time.   Believe me, I have checked!

North Dakota State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt won't seek reelection in 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

North Dakota's longest-serving state treasurer won't seek another term in 2020.

Treasurer Kelly Schmidt told the Tribune on Tuesday that she doesn't intend to run for a fifth four-year term.

"This is not something I have taken lightly," the Republican said. "I have thought about it. I have prayed about it. I have visited with my family about it. And it's just time for a new chapter. I think we all get to that point that it's time to turn the page, and I feel that it's my time."

Protect Your Passwords

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

There is not a day that goes by that one of my accounts is asking for a new password. Trying to remember what I have used and how to come up with a password that is 15 characters long, contains upper and -lower- case letters, symbols and numbers can be exhausting!