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4 warning signs for parents to know if their teen is destined for bad credit

Has your teen ever overdrawn a checking account, gotten a speeding ticket or charged too much on credit?

The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

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Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who... Read more »

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Tess Frame: Five reasons you’re still unemployed

Every January, we set resolutions to eat healthier, get fit, make more money, travel and live life more fully than we did the previous year. Read more »

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Playing catch-up on savings: Is it doable?

Not everyone who puts off retirement saving can make a success of playing catch-up. But for a lot of people, it is doable, with the right advice and a realistic plan. Here are some suggestions. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

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Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones. Read more »

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

No offense, but the mayor of this town hopes you are miserable, wherever you are. He is sitting behind his desk, the sunshine sneaking through his window, and he hopes you are reading this from... Read more »

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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Read more »

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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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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

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US stocks edge higher in midday trading; Apple up sharply

Strong earnings from Apple, Boeing and other companies helped nudge U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Wednesday. 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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After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its... Read more »

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Balancing act: Organizations slowly move toward offering flexibility

As an established proponent of flexible work options, I hope more businesses are getting on board with the need to help people build better work-life balance. But the progress is often slower than... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Making personal finance personal

Programs like what LISC offers realize that people need somebody they can regularly call for guidance or when they hit a financial snag — they benefit from someone who will hold them... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January

U.S. consumer confidence shot up in January to the highest level since August 2007. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Most K-12 students are now low income

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New finding reveals significant shift in public school population that presents challenges to schools. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Make changes to save money

Spending money on a bunch of stuff you don’t need, and probably don’t really want, isn’t going to bring you contentment. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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The effect your family has on your financial confidence

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Family may have a big impact on how confident you are with your money. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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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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What American families need to know about the Euro

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The European Central Bank announced on Jan. 22 that it will purchase large amounts of bonds, dumping billions of Euros into the economy every month. This will effect individuals differently... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Want to save money in 2015? Here’s your resolutionary roadmap

As consumers we must take greater control of our financial lives, pay down existing balances and adopt a debt-neutral lifestyle if we want to achieve consistent financial success. Given the time of... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Lawmakers looking to pump up gas tax this session

Pumping up Utah's 24.5-cent per gallon gas tax for the first time in nearly two decades is on the agenda for the 2015 Legislature, but just what direction lawmakers take with the increase remains... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Helping students 'climb the mountain' of higher education

Fewer than half of Utah's college freshmen graduate within six years of consecutive enrollment, many of them falling from the ranks before their sophomore year. Educators are getting closer to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 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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