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Democrats stand by Clinton, but with some reservations

Democrats closed ranks around Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday after her public explanation of her email practices — yet party officials in important election states appeared resigned to... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Balancing act: Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

Have you ever felt frustrated, at work or at home? Of course you have. But if you let frustration dampen your engagement and drain your energy, the results can be devastating. It's time for a... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Take care when choosing a broker

Find one good broker you’re comfortable with and who has the heart of a teacher. You want to know what’s going on with your money, and finding someone who can explain it well and help... Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Rising gas prices beginning to level off

At an average of $2.25 per gallon, Monday’s state gas prices were up 22.9 cents from last week’s average price of $2.03 per gallon. The data follows a national trend of rapidly... Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: What we inherited from the 'Millionaire Next Door'

Thomas J. Stanley contributed so much to the field of personal finance by showing us that the frugal folks who live next door to you may be extraordinarily wealthy. Read more »

March 10, 2015

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California offers $50 million carrot for college innovation

Gov. Jerry Brown often criticizes California's public colleges and universities for what he sees as a failure to adapt to the 21st century. Now the outspoken Democrat is putting the state's money... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What we can learn about addressing a need for wellness within a firm from the Meredith Corp.

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Across the United States, the need for better financial responsibility is well-documented. On average, Americans spend too much, save too little, and experience a great deal of stress over money. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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What you need to know about the final week of legislative session

Lawmakers faced three major issues at the start of the 2015 Legislature that have yet to be resolved — Medicaid expansion, religious liberty and anti-discrimination projections and a gas tax... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

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Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be frustrating. But there are ways to make this important chore less of a headache. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: When to hire an architect and how much it will cost

If you think an architect would be an important part of your remodeling team, the next question is "What do architects cost?" Read more »

March 8, 2015

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3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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Balancing act: Readers offer tips for building trust with remote workers

For all of its advantages, there are some challenges that come with working from home. But it is possible to overcome those problems, and several readers have tips to help the pajama-clad... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Make pocket money part of your monthly budget

Everyone needs a break and a little fun now and then. Whether it’s grabbing lunch out, or going to a movie once in a while, you need to relax and let off little steam. Just make it part of... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Compassion beyond the cause of the day

Give regularly, as part of your budget, even when you may not know the backstory of the person in need. We should be moved to help even if the person's story isn't extraordinary. Read more »

March 5, 2015

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See where Utah schools, schools with LDS ties fall on 'Best Bang for the Buck' ranking

It's the combination of "net" price, graduation, loans and post-graduation experience that matters on the "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings on washingtonmonthly.com, and many Utah schools and... Read more »

March 4, 2015

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In our opinion: Talking of tax reform and income inequality is a good first step

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The debate attending tax-code proposals addressing income inequality is healthy and encouraging. It demonstrates an awakening to the problem of limited mobility among classes of citizens, which... Read more »

March 3, 2015

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What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi

If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Nasdaq 5,000: index passes dot-com milestone after 15 years

For the first time since its dot-com era peak nearly 15 years ago, the Nasdaq composite has closed above 5,000. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Eurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting strong job gains during the month. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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The real factors of family success

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Promoting marriage is only part of the solution when it comes to supporting the well-being of families. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: Life-centered design improves lives through remodeling

Life-centered design is a design approach that tailors home design and remodeling to the individual to help improve the daily life of those who live in and visit the home. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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