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Dave Ramsey says: Being debt-free beats having a high credit score

I'm a landlord, and if I had my choice I would always choose a tenant with no debt and no credit score.

Recent college graduates feeling the pinch of underemployment

For spring college graduates transitioning into the labor market, the prospect of unemployment or underemployment is a reality for many. Read more »

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Could a teenager's science fair project save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars?

When 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani applied what he learned from his science fair project to the U.S. government, he discovered he might be able to save taxpayers millions of dollars. Read more »

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Greece hits milestone, opens way for debt relief

Greece has reached a major financial milestone that its creditors demanded as a precondition for being granted more debt relief, the European Commission said Wednesday. Read more »

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Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

A closely-watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Read more »

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With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete

The days of the “buy-10-get-one-free” loyalty punch card are as numbered as the paper punch itself. Read more »

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Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

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Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. Read more »

20 hours ago

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Delete, avoid and hang up when it comes to spring scams

Assistant U.S. Attorney Abed Hammoud picked up the phone one day to find a caller who had a great discount for Dish Network. The pitch sounded pretty good; all Hammoud had to do was pay up front... Read more »

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Seen the future of affordable housing? It looks like LEGOs

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The world's tallest modular tower, going up in Brooklyn, might change affordable housing. Read more »

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USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Read more »

April 21, 2014

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Deseret News National Edition: Religious freedom, the Sabbath and Jewish women

This week’s Deseret News National Edition tackles the Ten Commandments, ways to end poverty and forgiveness. Read more »

April 20, 2014

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How much did President Obama donate to his local church?

The release of President Obama’s tax returns has generated plenty of discussion, but some of the most interesting tidbits come not from how much he got, but from how much he gave. Read more »

April 20, 2014

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9 things to never buy at yard sales

A yard sale is a dream come true for a person who is on a budget or just generally wants to save money. You have to admit, finding a $50 item for $15 makes you feel like, well, a million dollars. Read more »

April 20, 2014

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Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean bad news for business

In recent years, Salt Lake City has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses and career growth. But that could change if the city can’t keep... Read more »

April 19, 2014

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How to rear money-smart kids

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimated in 2013 that outstanding student loans have swelled to over $1.2 trillion. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought

According to the CBO, the net cost of the Affordable Care Act is projected to be cost $5 billion less in 2014 than originally projected. Read more »

April 17, 2014

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What increasing rent costs mean for the urban middle class

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As rent increases in cities, people are spending a greater proportion of their income on housing. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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Utah consumer prices up 1.4 percent over one year ago

The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index increased 0.7 percent from February to March. Over the past 12 months, prices have increased in Utah by 1.4 percent. Read more »

April 16, 2014

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U.S. 'tax freedom day' is 3 days later than in 2013

The Tax Foundation estimates the average person will work until April 21 before his or her income is sufficient to pay estimated taxes for the year. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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The dangers of financially illiterate politicians

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Just because people are voted or appointed into public positions that control budgets of millions of dollars doesn't mean they suddenly become financially savvy. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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City life offers better health, bigger ladder

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People living in dense urban areas are not only more likely to be thinner and healthier, they are also more likely to move up the income ladder. Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Balancing act: French ban on after-hours email raises work-life questions

Americans have been known to scoff at what we see as a lack of work ethic among Europeans. However, a recent change in French work regulations has me thinking that they might have a good idea when... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily... Read more »

April 15, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Invest in growth stock mutual funds

If you’re looking for things to help you survive the apocalypse, you’re talking about food and water. But if you want rational, well-reasoned investments, you need to look at growth... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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