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Dave Ramsey: Build a strong relationship before discussing finances

Asking someone about their debt, or how much they make on a first date is weird even by my standards.

Best Buy reports weak holiday shopping results, outlook

Best Buy's shares sank Thursday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain reduced its sales outlook for the fourth-quarter as it reported weak holiday business in mobile phones and... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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US stocks open mixed, stabilizing a day after a plunge

Stocks are mixed in the early going as the market stabilizes following its worst drop since September. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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What to do after you lose the Powerball lottery

Most Americans will lose in this week's Powerball drawing, yet they keep buying tickets. Read about what happens to those who lose the lottery and where all the money goes. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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World shares rise as China exports improve

World shares rose Wednesday after China reported improved exports in December, salving nerves about the world's No. 2 economy, though a rally in Shanghai's stock market was short-lived. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Airbus tops Boeing in jet orders, but both face China risk

Airbus overcame technical toilet troubles and engine delays to win hundreds more plane orders in 2015 than rival Boeing, but a bigger problem may cloud this year for both companies: China's... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Are unlimited data cellphone plans on their way back?

AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Balancing act: Study shows work stress, anxiety on the rise worldwide

After two fun holiday weeks, I've jumped back into workday stress. That's not ideal, and I'm pretty sure many of you are in the same boat right now. What's more, according to some new data, the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: To move forward financially, first face your past

The reason you can't keep your financial resolutions can usually be traced to the issues, resentments or childhood memories you just can't release. Think hard. What’s holding you back from... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Order your financial priorities to reach your goals

You have some things in your life that are pulling at you financially. At some point, you may have to take a long look at the situation and ask the hard question, “What is more important to... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Despite job gains, US stocks slip a day after sharp plunge

Stocks slipped Friday morning, a day after the market had its worst day in three months. Indexes gave up an early gain driven by a report of strong job growth in December. The week is shaping up to... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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Financial firsts: Know what kind of insurance you do and don't need

Knowing what sort of insurance you need can be confusing to an inexperienced shopper. Here's a helpful guide for young people buying insurance for the first time. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Friday's US jobs report: Will hiring survive global turmoil?

For months, U.S. employers have steadily added jobs even as global growth has flagged and financial markets have sunk. Friday's jobs report for December may provide some hints of whether that trend... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Financial firsts: 7 things first-time investors should consider when saving for retirement

Thinking about investing your money for the future? Here's an explanation of the most basic type of investment and some ideas to keep in mind when looking at investing. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency plans

The official IRS watchdog is warning that the agency may soon dramatically scale back telephone and face-to-face service as part of a plan that would focus more on online accounts for taxpayers... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Financial firsts: Prepare for added expenses and a lot of joy with first baby

First-time parents can feel a lot of stress as they dive into parenting and all the expenses involved with it. It is especially hard when there is no good go-to rule for preparing for parenting.... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Chinese investors swearing off stocks after price turmoil

Yang Lihua was one of millions of small investors Beijing encouraged to join a stock-buying frenzy last year. But the Shanghai newspaper editor sold after prices collapsed in June and she vowed... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Randy Shumway: Effective teachers can have a tremendous impact

Without a focus on improving teacher effectiveness within the dialogue on improving public education and student outcomes, we will fail to fully capitalize on and support one of the greatest... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Planning for a new financial you? You got this

I want to push you, but I also recognize that you can only do what you can do. So if you've got a plan, you got this. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Balancing act: Here's why 2015 was 'the year of work-life balance'

I may be biased, but as I reflect on 2015, I believe it was the year in which the issue of work-life balance gained the momentum it will need to become a primary topic of business conversation for... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Start saving now for a debt-free Christmas next year

Christmas always falls on Dec. 25. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to realize it’s right around the corner. You could even get a real jump on things and set a little bit aside each month... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Financial firsts: Buying a new car requires careful consideration

Your first new car is an exciting experience for most people. But make the most of it by knowing how to go about getting the best deal possible. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Financial firsts: How to take the uncertainty and emotion out of homebuying

First-time homebuying can be overwhelming. Here are seven things to keep in mind when looking for that first home. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Global stocks sink after China index dives 7 percent

U.S. stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping sharply after a plunge in China and declines in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores

Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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US stocks ended 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

Stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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How to spend $5 trillion: a record-breaking year in deals

Companies around the world spent a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Who will benefit from a rise in minimum wages next year?

Jan. 1 will ring in a new year and a slew of new minimum wages for 13 U.S. states, not unlike the first day of 2015, when 20 states and the District of Columbia saw minimum wage increases. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Consumer confidence down, spending up in December

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index registered at 108.9 for December — down 5.1 points. Declining expectations for the next six months was the main reason for the decline, as... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Top 10 moneywise stories of 2015: Fantasy sports betting, cutting the cord on cable and more

The unexpected consequences of financial choices surfaced repeatedly throughout the year in some of our best stories on financial responsibility, from the impact of marijuana legalization in... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Become a Jedi money master

Here are 10 of Yoda's maxims, taken from previous Star Wars films, that you can use to become a Jedi money master. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

For most Russians, it's not New Year's without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Set financial boundaries when starting a side business

Make sure you have a clear understanding of exactly how much — if any — financial support would be required. Set these financial boundaries, and also be clear on when you expect the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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You can't afford not to save for retirement and other financial lessons of 2015

First-person account of impact of Deseret News National's coverage of financial responsibility. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Changing consumer tastes forcing companies like General Mills to change … fast

Grocery store favorites like Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper are hurting. Cheerios, still the nation’s No. 1 cereal brand, needs some help. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Balancing act: Are you more productive in the week before a holiday?

A recent survey found that 32 percent of respondents said they became more productive during the week before a major holiday, while 22 percent said their output waned during that time. Where do you... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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The financial mindset of the minimalist

Minimalism aims to make life simpler and more rewarding. There are financial benefits along the way as well. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Borrow some Santa magic and make a workplace “nice” list

When Santa is watching, you know you’ll reap what you sow. Think about that. Santa notices. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Jets give deal to receiver who held sign looking for NFL job

Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Are high-yield bonds on the verge of collapse?

When the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund investment firm collapsed last week, it reopened scrutiny of the market for junk bonds, which have been a major player in fueling the high capital flowing... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Plan ahead to reduce Christmas shopping stress

Thinking differently and changing your gift-buying behaviors may be a little tough at first, but trust me, it’s worth the effort. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Economic interdependence is the new normal

It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Spain ruling party could be out with big vote for upstarts

A strong showing Sunday by a pair of upstart parties in Spain's general election upended the country's traditional two-party system, with the ruling Popular Party winning the most votes but falling... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Five workplace buzzwords that won't last

Businesses that fall behind the curve 10 years from now will look as absurd as the people who still insist a Blackberry is the way to go. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Salt Lake named one of the best cities to found a startup in new study

Salt Lake City was named 12th in DataFox's study "2015 Best Cities to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York" and "the ideal place to start a company" for those who want a... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Holiday sales show online shift

More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Women are getting paid more in corporate America — possibly because there are fewer of them

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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