Frugality has been a constant in Angelica Pozo’s life says the 65-year-old Cleveland clay artist. Her financial savvy, along with some big commissions and rental income, have enabled her to survive and even thrive as a working artist. Recently, she paid off the mortgage on her home and studio. In this article, she offers fellow artists advice for managing their finances.
Social distancing orders have changed the habits of many Americans, with people staying home and finding ways to keep themselves and loved ones busy. Why not turn to a book during this time? What book is easing your concerns or taking you to another place during this time of isolation? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two book experts about what books to check out and what they’re turning to for comfort and relaxation.
Guests:Anitra Budd - Twin Cities based editor and copywriter
It’s not a stretch to say Ahmed Anzaldúa lives for music. Not only is he founder and director of Border CrosSing—a St. Paul organization focused on bringing Latin American choral music to new audiences— Anzaldúa also holds master’s degrees in piano performance and choral conducting, as well as a doctorate in music conducting from the University of Minnesota. And when he’s not working with Border CrosSing, he serves as director of music ministries at Unity Church – Unitarian, also in St. Paul....
This is a brochure I wrote for Thrivent Independent about one of their financial products, a multi-year guaranteed annuity, or MYGA. The brochure explains in simple terms how a MYGA works, who it’s a good fit for, and a little about its tax implications.
Wigs aren’t meant to stand out. In plays and musicals, they should disappear into actors’ performances like discreet maître d’s, enhancing their characters without overtaking them. But as many theater aficionados know, supporting elements such as the set, lighting, costumes – and yes, wigs – do a lot of the work that brings a performance to life. We’re delighted to lift the curtain on the unsung craft of wig making and give it a well-deserved turn in the spotlight.
Between shifting labor laws, confusing regulations, and the threat of costly penalties for any mistakes, staying on top of HR for your business can feel like a full-time job. And when you consider the cost of managing your own HR—small businesses that handle their own HR on an adhoc basis spend almost $19K a year to do so(1) —it’s clear: being in the HR business isn’t good for your business. Now, you can have a robust, fully compliant HR function at a price that doesn’t drag down your bottom line.
When TaikoArts Midwest applied to MRAC for an FY19 Capital grant, executive director Jennifer Weir had a very particular need in mind. She was on the hunt for a gekko drum, a large yet light instrument that would expand the Twin Cities–based drumming ensemble’s work into more spaces.
Journalist Cline follows up Overdressed, an investigation into the global impact of fast fashion, with this thoroughly researched blueprint for making sustainable, humane clothing decisions.
Forbes columnist and former hedge fund investor Friedman argues for leading a life with purpose and possibility in this upbeat debut self-improvement guide.
The health care industry talks a lot about workplace well-being from the employer or health plan perspective. But we wondered, what do employees think about well-being? . . .
To learn more about this important topic, Optum partnered with the National Business Group on Health® (NBGH) to gather employee insights about well-being.
When the holidays are just around the corner, you might need to consider bringing in reinforcements in the form of temporary seasonal workers. But before you do, check out this list of tips to get the most from your contingent workforce.
Interviews are critical for separating potential employees from poor fits. This is especially true for grocery businesses. A mismatched hire could end up being a drag on a team, or worse, introduce elements of criminality into a store. Director of SUPERVALU University Laurie Glaudie offers tips for asking smart questions, gaining in-depth insights and finding the best talent for your business.