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Financial Tips & Tricks: When is bankruptcy the best option?

Bankruptcy definitely has a negative stigma in our society. Why is that? Should bankruptcy ever be considered as a legitimate way to manage ones' debts? Read more »

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Costco begins new credit card agreement

Costco switches from American Express to Visa credit card accounts for its customers. Read more »

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Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a... Read more »

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Renovation Solutions: Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Be thoughtful and proactive about choosing an exterior paint color for your house. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who charged that the central bank's policies to promote low interest rates have not boosted economic growth and... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: You might not need life insurance if you're 'self-insured'

If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU

World stock markets jumped and the pound rallied Monday as polls suggested British voters will choose to remain in the European Union in a referendum this week, easing investor worries about a... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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10 years after housing bubble, damage lingers for minorities

When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in no hurry to resume them. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Changes in State Office of Rehabilitation Services keep the focus on helping people

The overarching goal of a plan to move the Office of Rehabilitation Services into the Department of Workforce Services is to deliver services to people with disabilities in the most efficient and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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'Hamilton' ticket prices are a lesson in supply and demand

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is blaming scalpers for high ticket prices, but the reality is that the only way to meet demand for tickets is to increase the supply. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Teach kids to be givers, savers, wise spenders

Financially speaking, as parents, we should want our children to grow to be givers, savers and wise, careful spenders. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: In case of financial emergency, ride the lion

As part of the financial ministry that my husband and I direct, we conduct a kids-and-money session each year. We ask adult participants to bring in children and young adults to talk about money... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top 10 parenting ideas, No. 4 — A family economy

We often ask parents what they think is their biggest parenting challenge. The No. 1 vote-getter is entitlement. The best way for parents to deal with this widespread problem is to understand that... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million, 17 months

Another $63 million was added Tuesday to the cost of California's high-speed rail project and the completion date for the first 29-mile leg was pushed back 17 months to August 2019, after the state... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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The summer job: Here's how teens can take the initiative

Teens who have the opportunity to earn money and develop good work habits now will receive great payoffs when applying for educational or employment opportunities in the future, experts say. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Job changes: To hop or not?

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Frequent job changes can be a sign of professional ambition or a red flag that suggests a problem employee. How employers react depends on a variety of factors. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Real Salt Lake player and fellow refugee joins graduation celebration for refugee foster children

Real Salt Lake defender Phanuel Kavita joined in festivities Friday at Jordan Park to honor six recent high school graduates who are part of Catholic Community Services' refugee foster care... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: How to appear more 'attractive' to a potential employer

You need a job, and standing in your way is a process that has a lot of subjectivity to it. That's scary. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Don't give your kids a free ride

If you don’t teach your son how to work now, he’ll be living with you when he’s 30 years old and doing exactly what he’s doing now, which is nothing. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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5 ways smoking is costing you more money than the cigarettes themselves

Cigarettes are a very expensive habit, but the effects of smoking will cost you even more over time. Here are five other ways that smoking is costing you more than just the cigarettes. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Japanese banks tighten up after $16 million taken from ATMs

Japanese banks that lost some 1.8 billion yen ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such fraud. Read more »

June 7, 2016

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Wages in 2 Utah cities among those worth the least, according to study

The Pew Research Center ranked cities in terms of highest and lowest average weekly wages, adjusting numbers for living costs. The study placed St. George and Logan on the low average weekly wage... Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Wyoming athletics looks to tighten belt amid poor economy

It looked to be a win for University of Wyoming sports when Gov. Matt Mead approved a state budget that included a two-year, $8 million athletic competitiveness match. Read more »

June 6, 2016

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Ex-World Bank economist with narrow lead in Peru election

Early results in Peru's presidential election showed a former World Bank economist beating the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori in a vote Sunday that is widely seen is a... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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US stocks, dollar slide after weak jobs report

in financial and consumer stocks led U.S. indexes lower in late morning trading Friday as investors weighed the implications of a key government report showing that hiring slowed sharply in May.... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Insurance rates going up: New concerns for Obamacare

Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's... Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: 007 powerful habits to learn from James Bond

007’s skills aren’t just for spies — they mirror skills found in rigorous workplace studies. Read more »

June 5, 2016

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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over... Read more »

May 31, 2016

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US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins

U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven't thwarted sales. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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'I do' or 'I owe': How to hold down the cost of a wedding

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Peak wedding season is right around the corner. Keep your special day from becoming unduly expensive with these money saving tips. Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Tips & Tricks: 6 reasons you may be getting disqualified from jobs when applying

The majority of applicants to a small business get disqualified immediately. There are lots of reasons to disqualify an applicant before even looking at their resume. Make sure you are not making... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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McDonald's CEO says company is making changes customers want

McDonald's, under intense pressure in a competitive industry, sought to reassure its shareholders Thursday that it is making changes to its food and service that customers want. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: It's OK to take control while spouse overcomes addiction

You might not want a big pile of cash lying around, but there’s no reason you can’t run the envelope system out of your purse. Use daily cash allowances and expand that to weekly when... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: To prosper, create a financial rulebook

Many of the mistakes we make with our money stem from not having guidelines and sticking to them. Here are five financial rules to get you started as you begin your career. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Poll: Two-thirds of US would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the "policy levers" they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. Treasury... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

Stocks are climbing in early trading on Friday as traders respond to some encouraging earnings and deal news. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose,... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

What's the future of the physical store? Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Fed's surprise message: June hike likely if economy improves

Catching many investors off guard, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday that an interest rate hike in June is likely if the economy keeps improving. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: 5 traits of bad leaders and how to avoid them

Everyone knows a bad leader and how frustrating they can be. Whether you're a leader now or plan to be one in the future, here are five traits of bad leaders, and tips on how to avoid developing... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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