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How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

Cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier.

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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The Journey: How much income will that 401(k) generate?

Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Stop and look both ways for auto insurance discounts

Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads where a crazy lady in the beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Puerto Rico on shaky ground with creditors

Puerto Rico's government has managed its first balanced budget in more than a decade. Sales tax revenues are up and the publicly owned power company has won breathing room to pay its debts. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate registered at 6.1 percent. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Optimism on the rise for job seekers

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More Americans believe this is the best time to find a quality job since anytime before the recession. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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What happens to card debt when someone dies?

If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Freedom through architecture

We love to see firsthand the freedom our clients find when they remodel their homes. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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How do Americans use their time?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an annual report tracking how much time Americans spend, on average, on various daily activities. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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3 cheap ways to make the most of your summer exercise

Does it surprise anyone to learn that demand for personal trainers goes up in the summer? Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Weird ways our brains control our money habits

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Boomer vs. millennial: A tale of 2 job recoveries

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Baby boomers and millennials have had different experiences in the recovery from the recession. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Would you permanently leave your family for a better job?

Only 30 percent of Americans still live in the town where they grew up, and such relocation is largely influenced by the hope for a better job. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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7 questions to ask your homebuilder

Building a new home? Be sure you ask the vital questions. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Ready for a rainy day: Utah lauded for approach to managing volatility

In a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts published Tuesday, Utah receives high marks for management of revenue volatility. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New guidelines on job discrimination could help many pregnant workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Study: US millennials buying homes later

Don't blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Here are the stories of four women who are succeeding in STEM fields and the lessons they can teach about succeeding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Debt Adviser: Get debt down with balance transfer?

With a credit score of 715 to 730, you should qualify for a credit card with a much lower interest rate. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Consider economic factors of new opportunities

The problem is that the Silicon Valley area is one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. Still, if it weren’t for the cost of living argument, it would be a no-brainer... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Balancing act: Lessons in work-life balance show in many faces

The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me. For example, I have recently seen such lessons both in the faces of old... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Audit: Utahns undertaxed $100M since 2006

A recent audit of Utah's property tax system revealed a miscalculation that caused property owners in the state to be undertaxed by more than $100 million since 2006. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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