Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson is a business reporter for the Deseret News who focuses on public finance. He joined Deseret News after graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in journalism in May 2011. He was originally covered movies, television, video games and other forms of media before joining the business section in August 2011. His main focus in his work is to help readers understand how governmental financial decisions impact their lives and families.

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Spending on Valentine’s Day has increased, but Americans aren’t in love with the holiday like they were before the recession.
The recession brought about job loss and massive foreclosure rates, but data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a silver lining in the country’s economic turmoil.

It's hard to say no when you're asked to be in a wedding. But, it may be even harder to pay for it.

This chart from Dimespring shows how much you can expect to pay if you're asked to be a bridesmaid or groom

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Personal finance can be a complicated realm that is often hard to traverse. Deseret News: Moneywise focuses on helping you and your family navigate the often difficult world of finance.
Cover letters are often full of embellishment and pathetic pleas, but one internship applicant decided he was done kidding around.

This infographic from the Pew Center on States shows the cost to taxpayers when children don't receive dental sealants.

The problem isn't simply solved by parents sending their kids to the dentist. Thirt

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A “phishing” scam promising two free airline tickets has made its way back to Facebook.
The payroll-tax holiday wasn’t extended and will expire on Monday.
Congress and the White House may have averted the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but a familiar financial challenge is coming up that could mean higher taxes and reduced government programs.
In the wake of last week's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are starting to point the finger at U.S. government programs, like Medicaid, and saying those programs need to expanded to prevent futur...