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Facebook is now helping its female employees start a family ... eventually

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Facebook and Apple are willing to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. Why potential mothers should give it a "like." Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

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Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

Paying for one’s college tuition by going online and using a credit card sounds super convenient. But it’s also a really easy way to get hit with hundreds of dollars in extra fees. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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How to answer 10 weird questions you'll get in an interview

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Yes, you might get some weird questions during an interview. Here are 10 of the strangest. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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When investments conflict with philanthropy

Charities give away money to improve the world but sometimes make investments that harm it. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Get a 401(k) or die poor

If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent

A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Student loans risk the economy

The class of 2014 graduated college with an average $33,000 in debt. Many of those freshly minted graduates did not find jobs with yearly salaries greater than their total debt, a rule of thumb for... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

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Your loved one just lost their job. So what can you do to help them? Here's a look at the different things you can do. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Is preschool worth the money?

Seventy percent of Americans want federally funded pre-kindergarten programs, according to a recent Gallup poll, but studies show that benefits may taper off over time and differ widely between... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Overdraft and ATM fees higher than ever

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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Why we don't need to worry that Utah cities aren't growing

WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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5 reasons to be optimistic about the economy

Coming from a confirmed skeptic, it should mean something that I can find five reasons to be optimistic about the economy. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Something that may have caused the Great Recession of 2008 is coming back

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Subprime lending is back. This time for auto loans. The question is whether or not subprime lending to borrowers with poor credit will lead to another financial bubble bursting and Round 2 of the... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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The power of girls and tech could change the world

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What would you like the world to look like in 2030? World leaders, acclaimed activists and a few celebs put their heads together at the annual Social Good Summit in New York City. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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6 lessons to remember from the Great Recession

Credit monitoring firm Equifax recently reported that the issuance of consumer credit has risen to a six-year high. This could be a sign that the economy is finally getting back to normal, but it... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Conventional versus FHA

Choosing between a conventional and Federal Housing Authority-backed mortgage is not an academic question. My calculations show that the wrong choice can cost as much as $33,000 over 15 years on a... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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How the fashion industry drives your shopping choices

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The fashion industry operates at high speeds. Consumers take advantage of low prices, buying clothes often. Why are some industry insiders trying to pump the brakes? Read more »

Sept. 25, 2014

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Why we should stop loaning money, and start betting on our students

Students have massive debt; but instead of just bailing them out, economist Daniel Altman thinks we should buy shares in their future. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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America wastes money, but Americans don't

Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar, but that they themselves aren't guilty of wastefulness. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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US stocks edge higher after three days of declines

U.S. stocks rose slightly in early trading Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses on Wall Street. Investors continue to focus on Europe's economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Americans aren't confident about their financial situations

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The 2014 American Values survey illustrated a gloomy economic situation in American households. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Alicia Keys is asking a simple question to save kids and help the poor: Why are we here?

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R&B singer Alicia Keys received a standing ovation when she announced that she was kicking off the movement "We Are Here" movement with $1 million of her own money at the annual Social Good Summit... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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How much America wants to be taxed

Montana is the most fair state when it comes to taxes, according to a new study by Wallethub, and Washington the least fair. These rankings are based on the responses of 1,086 Americans, comparing... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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