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Balancing act: Family finance concerns spill over to workplace, poll shows

59 percent of people admitted that they regularly dealt with personal financial matters during the workday

Balancing act: Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours. Based on a recent column I wrote about millennials, this formula is sure to result in some... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Utah gas prices rank 4th highest in continental U.S.

Utah gas prices rank Beehive State motorists are paying on average $3.03 for regular gas — 11 cents higher than a month ago but 55 cents less than the same period one year ago. Utah... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

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The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that. Read more »

June 9, 2015

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HSBC slashes jobs as it shifts focus further to Asian roots

HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its center of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

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A new study claims that most Americans could eat food grown within 50 to 100 miles of where they live. But is buying locally really worth it? Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Clearing up confusion on 529s

A 529 plan is not a good tax shelter if you don't intend to use the money for education expenses. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Develop good relationships for positive references

Work and try to develop good relationships with people in your field and those associated with it. If that’s in place, they can give out honest, positive references. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Why moms make less money than dads

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On average, women earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn. While this is common knowledge, it is not widely known that the pay inequality between moms and dads is even greater. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

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Buying into a timeshare can be a great way to have an established vacation getaway. But do your homework before you pack your bags. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Working 9-to-5 becoming a less popular way to make a living

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement. Read more »

June 7, 2015

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Kansas lawmakers return to writing new plan to raise taxes

Kansas legislators faced writing a new plan Sunday for raising taxes to erase a projected budget shortfall after top Republican senators were thwarted in their efforts to separate and pass several... Read more »

June 7, 2015

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The scarcity mindset: What happens when you have too little

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When people don't have enough time, money or even friendship, they start doing dumb things within minutes, researchers say. Read more »

June 7, 2015

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For many in US, more jobs don't mean more financial security

The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to son-in-law

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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5 of the best-known family businesses that are still controlled by the family

It's hard to keep control of a large company, but a few families have maintained ownership of their companies for generations — in a few cases, more than a century. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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5 reasons why US employers are showing confidence in the economy

Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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IMF: Fed should delay interest rate hike to 2016

The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpar. Read more »

June 4, 2015

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Allstate will offer insurance for ride-sharing app drivers

Allstate will start insuring drivers who pick up passengers through ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Read more »

June 3, 2015

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The economic crisis is helping one person in particular make money, not lose it

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Since 2009, rental vacancies have fallen from 11 to 7 percent, a side effect of the rising costs of owning a home, according to Matt Phillips for Quartz. This has essentially eliminated rental... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough

Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money — but its creditors... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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US factory orders slump in April; 8th decline in 9 months

U.S. factory orders tumbled in April, a sign that manufacturers are struggling amid a stronger dollar and cheaper oil. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery

More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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India's central bank cuts key interest rate to boost growth

India's central bank cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, the third such reduction this year in support of government efforts to boost growth. Read more »

June 2, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: The long-term effects of declaring bankruptcy

I recommend people do everything they can to avoid bankruptcy. It’s not an easy do-over; it’s a last-resort kind of thing. And in the vast majority of situations, it’s just not... Read more »

June 2, 2015

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