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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?

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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Kimberly Rotter: 7 weird things that affect your credit score

Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you’re doing everything right — paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Want success at work? Find a partner with these 5 personality traits

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Want a successful career and a healthy marriage? Well, here are five personality traits you'll want from your spouse to make that happen. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is

Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Another study lists Salt Lake as one of the healthiest cities in America

Salt Lake City is the eighth healthiest city in America, according to a new report by Better Doctor. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: After March 2, reverse mortgage borrowers will have to prove they’re not deadbeats

One of the attractive features of the HECM reverse mortgage has been that there are no income or credit requirements. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Creative license: Rethinking the purpose of professional licensing

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Licenses for certain fields of work are justified to ensure quality of products and services for customers as well as guarantee proper training for employees in the field. Now there is an... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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EBay to cut 2,400 jobs, spin off or sell enterprise unit

EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Survey ranks Utah's best and worst commutes

Utahns spend more than 50 minutes on average traveling to work every day, which adds up to about 134 commuting hours — or more than 5.5 days — each year. Price registered the best... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Umbrella policies offer more bang for the buck

If you’ve started to win with money and build some wealth, an umbrella policy is among the cheapest insurance you can buy. It’s just about the biggest bang for your buck. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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13-year-old entrepreneur builds Lego printer with $35,000 investment from dad

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In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

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Survey finds US more attractive place to invest than China

Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the number one investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Wal-Mart launches cash pick up option for tax refunds

Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at its stores. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Balancing act: Gray days bring dreams of striking it rich

Ah, mid-January. The thrill of the holidays is long gone. And, for many people, the financial excesses of Christmas are starting to hit home. No wonder this is the time of year that some of us... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Should you take the buyout?

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Accepting a buyout from an employer can be a complicated decision. Here's an overview of important issues to bear in mind. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Free credit scores are a step in the right direction

It's a great move by companies to provide free credit scores. But it shouldn't be left to their discretion. The government should mandate that a standardized credit score be offered for free at... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Recycled refrigerators help fund replacements for food pantries

Rocky Mountain Power's "See Ya Later, Refrigerator" fridge recycling program now allows customers to donate their $30 incentive to the Utah Food Bank, which will use the funds to purchase new... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Randy Shumway: The winners and losers of cheap oil

While we enjoy low prices at the pump, we must maintain our collective hope that domestic energy companies will continue their investment in energy innovations and exploration. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Following your passion: Utahns change careers in pursuit of happiness

For some Utahns, being willing to leave behind a steady, and sometimes very high, paycheck wasn't a difficult decision. For four individuals, it was the beginning of a new journey - it was a chance... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Here is why you should invest in personal cyber security, regardless of cost

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Cyber security once may have been thought as a luxury service that only big companies needed to pay for. In reality, it's a necessity for anyone who uses a computer. Or in other words, everyone. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2015

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Poverty affects not only who you vote for, but if you vote

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Lower income voters lean slightly to the left politically. But only 20 percent of them vote at all according to a recent Pew Research Center study. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2015

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