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Government to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume

Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

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Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Sophia Bera: Gen Y tax-saving tips

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Kimberly Rotter: 7 weird things that affect your credit score

Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you’re doing everything right — paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Want success at work? Find a partner with these 5 personality traits

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Want a successful career and a healthy marriage? Well, here are five personality traits you'll want from your spouse to make that happen. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: After March 2, reverse mortgage borrowers will have to prove they’re not deadbeats

One of the attractive features of the HECM reverse mortgage has been that there are no income or credit requirements. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Umbrella policies offer more bang for the buck

If you’ve started to win with money and build some wealth, an umbrella policy is among the cheapest insurance you can buy. It’s just about the biggest bang for your buck. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Balancing act: Gray days bring dreams of striking it rich

Ah, mid-January. The thrill of the holidays is long gone. And, for many people, the financial excesses of Christmas are starting to hit home. No wonder this is the time of year that some of us... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Following your passion: Utahns change careers in pursuit of happiness

For some Utahns, being willing to leave behind a steady, and sometimes very high, paycheck wasn't a difficult decision. For four individuals, it was the beginning of a new journey - it was a chance... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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My view: Is Obama’s plan to pay for community college for all the best use of the money?

lowing editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Jan. 14: Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Foreclosures fell in 2014 to levels before housing bust

A healthier U.S. housing market and economy helped to winnow foreclosures in 2014 to levels not seen since before the housing bust. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Balancing act: Memories are made of sunlight, bubble gum, time alone with Dad

In my memory, I'm 4 years old, sitting next to my dad at a diner's three-sided counter. Closing my eyes, I can travel 41 years back in time and see the scene. There's something about one-on-one... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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Join in a financial fast for financial freedom

Last year, hundreds of readers from across the country joined me in doing a fast based on my book "The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom." It was so successful that... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2015

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Why you might want guaranteed asset protection for your car

Some people believe that guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance is overkill, but that’s not necessarily true. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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3 tips for traveling cheaply

For those of you who have already bought holiday flights home and cringed at the amount, here are some things to keep in mind the next time you travel. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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How to take your first steps into investing

Some might feel they don’t have enough money to invest while others might be afraid to invest. But whatever the reason, teaching about investing can help address some of these concerns and... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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6 ways to build credit without a credit card

Learning how to build credit isn’t a talent reserved for a lucky few, you just have to take deliberate action to positively change your credit score. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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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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