Category: Finance

Retail Roundup: Spirit Halloween digs up a retail grave

Retail Roundup: Spirit Halloween digs up a retail grave

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. The Kmart on 4001 North Euclid Avenue in Bay City closed in November 2017 and, like many other Sears/Kmart stores, has remained abandoned for quite some time. This brings to question what exactly is going to be done with all these vacant spaces, since the age of big department stores like Sears and Kmart is clearly […]

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Financial Fitness: Credit cards vs. debit cards

Financial Fitness: Credit cards vs. debit cards

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. Becoming financially literate is gravely important to a successful future; it has been stated here in Financial Fitness before and surely will be again. One of the more basic things that can be learned about finance is the difference between a credit and debit card. Credit cards When it comes to these two things, credit cards […]

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Retail Roundup: To carry or not to carry?

Retail Roundup: To carry or not to carry?

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. After a 21-year-old man killed 22 people at a Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, the retail chain decided to take action by ending sales of handguns and short-barrel ammunition, as well as asking customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores. For the midwest, Meijer was the next big retailer to follow suit, requesting […]

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Financial Fitness: Make your money more manageable

Financial Fitness: Make your money more manageable

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. Welcome back to Financial Fitness! When it comes to a budget, should we worry about having one that is consistently present, or can it just be done mentally? Is it that important to make sure you have your finances in order anyway? Q Beckman, professor of economics at Delta College, is an authority on these matters. […]

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Nursing student wins laptop for applying for FAFSA

Nursing student wins laptop for applying for FAFSA

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. UNIVERSITY CENTER – Delta College’s financial aid department is striving to make sure that students plan their finances ahead of time. From October 1, 2018 to March 1, 2019, anyone who was registered for fall 2019 classes and applied for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Delta College was entered to win a Dell […]

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Career Corner: Save the date, job seekers!

Career Corner: Save the date, job seekers!

By Cynthia Blahnik, career advisor. Whether you are a new or returning student, welcome to the fall semester! While you were away, Career Services (now known as the Career Development Office) was very busy planning out the upcoming school year. We will be hosting career preparation events and workshops, company campus visits, and our 19th annual Career Pathways event in […]

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Retail Roundup: Top 5 local redevelopments of the 2010s

Retail Roundup: Top 5 local redevelopments of the 2010s

  By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. Just because a building closes down or gets demolished, doesn’t mean that the facility – or what’s left of it – will never be used again. Right here in the tri-city area, redevelopments have been happening all over the place. Old buildings, abandoned factories and shopping malls on life support are fair game for something […]

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Financial Fitness: Retirement accounts and you

Financial Fitness: Retirement accounts and you

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. This week, we have the pleasure of discussing retirement accounts! Many people I talk to don’t want to think about retirement or saving for the golden years. This train of thought is dangerous. Investing in yourself for your future can never start too soon. For this issue, we will be covering the difference between a Roth […]

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Financial Fitness: How to Save Big on Textbooks

Financial Fitness: How to Save Big on Textbooks

By Patrick Sochacki, reporter. Welcome to Financial Fitness! This column is being written with a deep desire to try and make us all a bit more financially literate. My goal is to help you invest in yourself for a fiscally sound future.  This first article on textbooks will be a bit on the lighter side. In the future, I will […]

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Retail Roundup: Could the new Delta campus save downtown Saginaw?

Retail Roundup: Could the new Delta campus save downtown Saginaw?

By Michael Piwowarski, editor-in-chief. Downtown Saginaw has been making local headlines quite a few times over the summer! From the opening of Delta College’s new Saginaw campus to the unexpected closing of the Bancroft Wine & Martini Bar and the city council’s decision to ban recreational marijuana facilities for a year, there has been some excitement and uncertainty surrounding the […]

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