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Investment Partners Long-Term Impact on Native Communities

We know that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are game-changers for Native communities. But it’s not just us. Foundations, banks, asset management firms, financial institutions, and other funders and partners do, too! In this new video, created by Northwest Area Foundation, you’ll hear about some of the many reasons why they’ve invested in Native…

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LCSC Small Business Development Center Workshop

Please contact NCDF or Barbara Leachman at LCSC SBDC office for more information on registering for classes.  You can also register online by clicking on the schedule below.  

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Investing Apps for Newbies

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Are investing apps like Robinhood and Acorns the best way for a first time investor to buy stocks? Signed,  Eager Beaver Dear Eager There’s no denying investing apps are taking the world by storm.  New investors are pouring into the market in record numbers and their influence is felt in meme…

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Wills Made Easy

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is there a cheap way to write a will?  I don’t want to hassle with an attorney. Signed,  Need a Will Dear Need Depending on your situation writing a will doesn’t have to be a major undertaking.  In fact it can be pretty straight forward.  However, as a Native person there…

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Hot Job Market

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I work a tribal job that requires a college degree.  However, I see listings for delivery drivers that offer wages and bonuses that pay better.  I’m really tempted to switch but my friends say I’m crazy to leave a real job.  What should I do? Signed,  Debating Dear Debating: Millions of…

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Auto Pay Pros and Cons

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have all of my bills set to auto-pay.  I also use auto-pay for monthly subscriptions for streaming apps and razor blades, but my money wise girlfriend tells me auto-pay is a bad habit.  Is that true?  Signed,  Auto-Pay Ray Dear Ray: I get it.  Auto-pay is handy technology that enables…

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II Accounts Earn Higher Interest

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why does my IIM account pay so much higher interest than my bank account?   Isn’t it basically the same thing? Signed, Loves Coffee Dear Loves Coffees, An IIM or Individual Indian Money account is a very unique financial product that differs from a bank account in several key ways.  For starters…

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Commitment Device

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How can I convince my dad he needs to save for retirement?  He just spends and spends while saying “live in the now”. Signed, Worried About Daddy Dear Worried, You’re an awesome daughter to show concern for your dad’s financial future.  The percentage of folks not saving enough for retirement is staggering. …

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