Since 2008, Sallie Mae has been producing a report about paying for college on an annual basis.
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stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »
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Putting a freeze on your credit report only provides partial protection against identity theft. I’d also recommend having a good identity theft protection program in place. Read more »
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The casino industry is suffering at the hands of the slow pace of America's economic recovery. Read more »
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A new Bankrate.com report indicates that, at $2,098 per year, Utah is the 11th least expensive state to operate a motor vehicle compared to the national average of $2,223. The report calculated the... Read more »
Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »
Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »
Q: Almost 30 years ago, I received some silver bars from my boss in lieu of a paycheck because he could not afford to pay me at the time. Now that I am retired, I’m thinking of selling the... Read more »
Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »
Fair Isaac is changing the way it calculates FICO credit scores in a move that is expected to give some consumers a big lift. Read more »
Part of the method of design is to understand how the homeowner will use a room. Take the master bedroom for example. Determining the size and elements of this room depends on how it will be used... Read more »
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 6: Read more »
The American Dream has evolved throughout the years, culminating into a utopian ideal full of high expectations and low tolerance for discomfort. Read more »
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Since 2008, Sallie Mae has been producing a report about paying for college on an annual basis. Read more »
Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »
As the cost of college continues to go up, recent grads are experimenting with new ways to pay for their education, even begging on the Internet. Read more »
WalletHub compared the 300 largest U.S. cities and ranked them by how friendly they are to first-time homeowners. Some of the requirements of being a homeowner-friendly town include having a... Read more »
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If you honestly feel like you deserve a raise because of your effort and performance, that’s fine. But don’t bring up your co-worker and what he or she makes in the discussion. Read more »
Tom Rebman tried being homeless for a month; says it's "worse than he ever imagined." Read more »
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A budget can make a family more peaceful and make dollars go further, but what do you do when a spouse is not on board? Read more »
While making student loans bankruptcy-friendly became a cause cÉlÈbre on the left in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, in recent weeks the notion has found some support on the right as well. Read more »
With the recent landslide in North Salt Lake, it reminds us that Utah is not immune to natural disasters. Here are a few tips to help homeowners protect their property against landslides. Read more »
Raising a child costs on average $245,000. So what does that look like in other ways? Here's a list. Read more »
As they start school this week, at least a couple of my children will likely be asked to write some kind of "what I did this summer" essay. Since it's been an interesting season for all of us, I... Read more »
al planning may seem like an unlikely source of romance. Read more »
Luxuries were affordable for Linda Fish before she lost her job in retail management in 2009. Read more »
The attributes of a successful entrepreneur are indeed similar to the strengths one develops as a mother. Read more »
Up late checking your email? You're bound to run into one of these 12 emails. Read more »
With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for... Read more »
How to respond to homelessness in your neighborhood? One couple hired them. Read more »
Are Americans really being bullied at work? Or are U.S. workers just too sensitive to criticism? Several readers have sent these questions my way during the last month since I wrote a couple of... Read more »
"Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers. Read more »
For the most recent month, the NFIB’s survey results show a slight increase in overall economic optimism among those businesses responding to the survey. Read more »
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