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You Can Improve Your Credit Score – Here's How
Responsible use of credit cards can positively affect your credit score.
Most people are aware that their credit report is a determining factor in whether or not they get a car loan, a home loan, or a credit card. And that their credit score can impact the interest rates they are offered if they qualify for those types of credit. However,...
Weathering Life’s Storms
A sailboat floats on calm water
By John E. Trombley, MMgt | The Village Business Institute “Hurry up and eat your breakfast. We’re running late and you’re going to miss your bus! Don’t look at me like that, young lady, there’s nothing wrong with that oatmeal, now eat it and let’s get moving!” Ah, the hectic...
'A Literal Lifesaver': What Clients Are Saying about The Village's IOP
Heal from the past. Live in the present. Hope for the future.
Four days a week, people from all walks of life gather at The Village Family Service Center to problem solve life’s challenges, develop coping skills, support and learn from each other. Counselors teach them about wellness and self-care, relationships, communication, and more. The Village IOP is there for people who...
Meet Christina, a Child Therapist with The Village in Moorhead
Christina Smestad is a child therapist with The Village
Kids struggle, too. Anxiety, bullying, trauma ... these and other life events can greatly affect a child's mood and behavior. Counselors at The Village work with children of all ages and use a variety of therapy tools, such games, imaginative play and art, to address their mental health challenges. One...
How to Prepare Your Child (and Yourself) for College
Parents carry boxes while moving their son into a college dormitory.
For parents of college freshmen, "back to school" means something entirely new this year – new schedules, new living arrangements, perhaps in a new city. This increased sense of freedom and responsibility can be exciting and overwhelming, and the student may have a difficult time making decisions. At the same...