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Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns

As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes.

How to save money when you have no time

Because I just don't have as much time to devote to it anymore, my take on saving and frugality has been forced to evolve. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Why everyone is a salesman

“‘Death of a Salesman’ might be a great play, but it’s far from what’s happening,” according to author Daniel H. Pink. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Cheaper gas, food lower US producer prices

Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting inflation. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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How four families survived financial difficulties

I wanted to talk to people who had difficulty finding ways to pay when they went over their budget, so I reached out to my friends to get their perspectives and see what I could learn from them. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Home swaps: For travelers looking to cut lodging costs and stay far from the tourists

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Exchanging homes can be a cost effective way to travel. But it's not for everyone, so consumers should go in with their eyes open. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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One more reason why Utah is a great place for entrepreneurs and startups

Utah has received a lot of attention for its startup-friendly atmosphere lately. The new StartSLC festival hopes to be the central meeting place for Utah's entrepreneurial endeavors. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states

ing oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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US retail sales climb on holiday shopping

U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Move over Black Friday—Giving Tuesday breaks records in holiday generosity

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Giving Tuesday, the charitable answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, raised $45 million for causes this week. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Are bank sign-up bonuses worth it?

Instead of relying on interest accrued the traditional way, savvy consumers have turned to alternative means of building savings -- such as bank sign-up bonuses. Incentives of this sort aren't... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Air fares seen dipping thanks to oil slump

Flying could get cheaper next year as airlines say they will finally start passing on some of the savings made on plummeting oil prices. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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5 reasons we don't budget

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Only 39 percent of adults say they have a budget and keep an eye on their spending. So the Deseret News talked to five financial and psychological experts about why they think people don't budget. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Sleep deprivation hurts your career more than it helps

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Don't follow the advice of anyone who believes sleep is a weakness. According to a new study, sleep is, in fact, a critical key to success. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Balancing act: Why men don't talk about work-life balance

So, have you noticed that more men are talking about work-life balance lately? Neither have I. But the response I received to a recent column on this subject has me hoping that will change in the... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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What you need to know about the November jobs report

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Recession days may be behind us, according to the government’s November jobs report, but some economists in scrutinizing the report say there is more to recovery than what may be a temporary... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Christmas doesn't require spending a lot of money

You can have a wonderful, loving, quality Christmas without spending a lot of money. You’ll have to spend a little here and there, but just make sure it’s an amount that’s... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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How to hire a contractor

There seems to be a glut of contractors fighting for your business, with everything from yard signs to internet ads to late-night commercials on television. How can you wade through all the... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to prepare your finances if you're leaving your job

Laying the groundwork for a successful job search is about more than just your reputation. A job search can take months — in some cases, up to a year or more — so it is very important... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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More Americans to buy homes with 3 percent down

Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 percent, compared with the current minimum of 5 percent, the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to avoid becoming a financial burden to your kids

The U.S. Census notes that there are more than 77 million American baby boomers. If you're a recent boomer, check out some of the following tips to help you cut costs and save more money, so you... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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How to make financial fitness part of your routine

Much like getting in shape, living a healthy financial life is easier said than done. If you’re like many people, finances may overwhelm you. How do you replace the fear with a roadmap and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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It's time to start thinking about reducing your 2014 income tax bill

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The end of the year may be uncertain with regard to a number of tax laws, but here are some tax steps that still make sense. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Gift Guide: Get better at sports with smart gear

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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