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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.

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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3 ways to keep your everyday expenses from piling up

The little expenses add up. To help ease the burden of budgeting, DeseretNews.com asked personal finance professor Catherine Zick and financial journalist Miranda Marquit what they thought the best... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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10 things that today’s middle class can no longer afford

I was fortunate enough to grow up in a solidly middle-class family. We weren’t rich by any means; there were many times when we were forced to really pinch pennies — but for the most... Read more »

Dec. 2, 2014

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Former UPS driver sues the company over its treatment of pregnant employees

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Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Three things you can do now to save on holiday shopping

Holiday shoppers know how frenzied the season can be, and they also know that keeping costs low when holiday shopping requires a process that takes place well before the final checkout stage of a... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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Hispanics targeted in 2nd year of health overhaul

Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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How to pay off your mortgage in 10 years

Paying off a mortgage in 10 years sounds crazy, right? Maybe not. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2014

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6 steps to better budgeting

Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is exhausted? If you would like a budget that is based more on planning than on... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2014

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Which home improvements give the best ROI?

Some home improvements like a kitchen remodel make a real difference in the comfort and enjoyment you derive from your home; others fetch a good monetary return on investment when you put your home... Read more »

Nov. 28, 2014

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What women can do to prepare for retirement

Women need to take their retirement planning seriously. So what can women do to better prepare for a long retirement? Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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5 ways to talk about money with your family this Thanksgiving

There are some money-related topics families can broach at Thanksgiving that have the potential to bring them closer together, not split them across the city trying to score the best deals. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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Can a cash grocery budget save you money?

I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I could save more money each month. Well, my little experiment opened a whole... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2014

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4 reasons why you shouldn't shop on Black Friday

Shopping on Black Friday seems like good financial sense — there are some amazing deals. But here are four reasons why you might want to skip the shopping malls and hang with your family on... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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5 things homebuyers should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Homebuyers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season; including mortgage rates, the federal reserve, jobs, home prices and homeowner equity. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Our complete guide to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday

Whether you're planning on camping out on Black Friday, getting a pedicure at a local salon for Small Business Saturday or shopping in your jammies for Cyber Monday, we've got you covered. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Balancing act: Thanksgiving policies show companies' commitment to work-life balance

A new survey shows that 97 percent of employers will designate Thanksgiving as a paid day off. However, 33 percent of all responding organizations will require at least some employees to work on... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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US stocks inch further into record territory

The U.S. stock market held at record levels in early afternoon trading Monday. Renewed confidence that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth is supporting... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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12 ways to get the lowest mortgage refinance rates

If you’re considering refinancing your mortgage, you’re likely to be looking for the lowest possible mortgage refinance rate. Here are 12 ways to ensure you lock in the lowest refinance... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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How are holiday shoppers spending their money this season?

WisePiggy polled 2,000 Americans age 25 and above through an OP4G survey in order to learn more about fourth-quarter purchase patterns and consumer responsibility. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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