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30 Christmas gifts that make a difference (i.e. gifts that keep on giving)

What to give to a loved one that is barely making ends meet from help with bills to hand-me-downs.

30 Christmas gifts that keep on giving

What to give to a loved one that is barely making ends meet from help with bills to hand-me-downs. Read more »

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Balancing act: Holiday parties can help build better balance at work

For a truly balanced life, it's important to build connections with co-workers that go beyond conversations about budgets, reports and assignments. And this is a perfect time of year to create... Read more »

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Dave Ramsey says: You can't make people take your advice

I’ve learned, after years of writing books, doing a radio show and trying to educate folks about their finances, you can’t make people listen to you. Even with what I do for a living, I... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Should you focus on saving more or earning more?

Some believe the key to financial success is frugality. The problem is you probably don’t want to live like a college student for the rest of your life. Yes, you do need to find sustainable... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Why many millennials lack the money to start saving

Those in their 20s or early 30s probably know saving for retirement is important to do. They just may not have the means to do it. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Tips for making a cheap and healthy brown-bag lunch

Takeout and frozen meals may be fast and convenient, but they aren't necessarily the best choice for your wallet or your waistline. So how can you take the pain out of bringing a healthy and... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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5 purchases you should never put on a debit card

When at the checkout line and a clerk asks, “debit or credit?” I have only one answer: credit. There are a number of reasons I never make debit card purchases — security, peace... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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14 smart money moves to make before the end of the year

The new year is just around the corner. How was your 2014? Did you get everything you wanted to accomplish done? Are you getting ready to set new resolutions? Before you do that, spend a little... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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How to save money when you have no time

Because I just don't have as much time to devote to it anymore, my take on saving and frugality has been forced to evolve. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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How four families survived financial difficulties

I wanted to talk to people who had difficulty finding ways to pay when they went over their budget, so I reached out to my friends to get their perspectives and see what I could learn from them. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Are bank sign-up bonuses worth it?

Instead of relying on interest accrued the traditional way, savvy consumers have turned to alternative means of building savings -- such as bank sign-up bonuses. Incentives of this sort aren't... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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5 reasons we don't budget

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Only 39 percent of adults say they have a budget and keep an eye on their spending. So the Deseret News talked to five financial and psychological experts about why they think people don't budget. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Balancing act: Why men don't talk about work-life balance

So, have you noticed that more men are talking about work-life balance lately? Neither have I. But the response I received to a recent column on this subject has me hoping that will change in the... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Christmas doesn't require spending a lot of money

You can have a wonderful, loving, quality Christmas without spending a lot of money. You’ll have to spend a little here and there, but just make sure it’s an amount that’s... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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How to hire a contractor

There seems to be a glut of contractors fighting for your business, with everything from yard signs to internet ads to late-night commercials on television. How can you wade through all the... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to prepare your finances if you're leaving your job

Laying the groundwork for a successful job search is about more than just your reputation. A job search can take months — in some cases, up to a year or more — so it is very important... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to avoid becoming a financial burden to your kids

The U.S. Census notes that there are more than 77 million American baby boomers. If you're a recent boomer, check out some of the following tips to help you cut costs and save more money, so you... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to make financial fitness part of your routine

Much like getting in shape, living a healthy financial life is easier said than done. If you’re like many people, finances may overwhelm you. How do you replace the fear with a roadmap and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Lawmakers: Sandy insurance concerns will be addressed

More help is on the way for homeowners who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy more than two years ago. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Everything you need to know before settling debt

It can be tempting to settle past debt amounts with collectors, but it's not a decision that should be made lightly. A debt settlement can affect your taxes, and it can actually have a negative... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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Buying a home? Do a landscape inspection

house hunters usually await the results of a professional inspection before buying their dream home. All too often, though, one of the biggest contributors to a home's value is neglected: the... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Afraid you may outlive your money? Here's how to use your home equity to prevent it

Seniors who have equity in their homes can use the HECM reverse mortgage program to generate an income stream that becomes larger the longer they live. But the window for doing these deals will... Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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8 tax law changes you need to know about for 2015

Besides the Affordable Care Act, there are a few interesting changes that could affect you when you file that 2014 tax return next year. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2014

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Tips for managing 401(k) money after leaving a job

When you lose or leave a job, it's important to know what to do about any money that's stashed for you in a former employer's 401(k) retirement plan. There are lots of options. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Pay off debt, save before returning to school

Trust me, going to school debt-free will feel a whole lot better than having another bunch of payments buzzing around your heads for years to come. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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