How everyday people defy the norms and change the course of history: Remembering the Klondike Gold Rush

One hundred twenty-three years ago today, gold was discovered in the Klondike river, resulting in a rush of nearly 100,000 people hoping to find their fortune in Alaska and Canada. These men defied the ordinary, leaving the comfort and security of common jobs for the belief that there was more to life. Something greater, somewhere better. Their decisions over a century ago have allowed our region to flourish and become a beacon to others who’s dreams also break the mold.

Helping kids get the school supplies they need: Organizations making a difference

Starting a new school year is hard enough—it’s even harder when you don’t have the proper supplies. We want every child to have the opportunity to succeed, which is why we think it’s so important to ensure they are all prepared to take on the year. Here are some local organizations doing their best to give these kids what they need.

Financial Success: The Best books and resources on personal finance

From getting out of debt to using your money to build your life, everybody could use a little insight into using this resource successfully. In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we’d like to share some of the top books on personal finance.

Making smart financial decisions even when you feel too busy

When school picks up and the year gets hectic, it’ll get harder to stick to your financial goals. Starting new and adjusting to different schedules and responsibilities can be stressful—and studies have shown that people tend to spend more when they’re stressed. Taking steps to ease the pressure and make decisions ahead of time will keep spending in check and help prevent you from choosing the easy option.