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How millennials are ushering in the age of the independent worker

For much of the past century, the era of Big Work was the foundation of our economy. That was then.

Pimp My Cause matches marketers with causes

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"Online dating service" matches up nonprofits and professional volunteers. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Balancing act: Readers dispute prevalence of workplace bullying

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 »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Why you should still pack a school lunch for your children

This year the price of lunch at my kids’ school is $2.75 per meal. That’s the same price as last year. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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12 women who should be on dollar bills

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Men have dominated the dollar bills. Is it time to put a woman on there? Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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10 reasons dads should take paternity leave

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Not everyone can take paternity leave. But there are some considerable benefits for dad taking it when they can. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Top remodeling challenges decoded

Architects look at results from Houzz.com survey reporting top five remodeling challenges for U.S. homeowners. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Real estate Q&A: Who gets the money?

We had an investment property that fell into foreclosure a few years ago. It finally went to auction and was bought by a third party for about $20,000 more than what we owed the lender. Who gets... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Utah jobless rate at 3.6 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for July grew by an estimated 3.6 percent, adding 45,900 jobs to the economy compared with July 2013. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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How rich kids get ahead: 4 striking findings

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A 30-year study follows 800 Baltimore kids and finds that success is largely determined by your parents. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Ask the Mompreneur: How to teach yourself what you need to know to run your business

There are a million things you need to learn as a business owner, in addition to the thing you’re really good at. You may be a superb butcher/baker/candlestick maker, but in order to survive... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Some questions and answers about credit scores

Credit scores are calculated using a variety of models that have small differences between them and generate similar but not identical scores. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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7 things your kids should know when they take a car to college

In their song, "Wide Open Spaces," the Dixie Chicks sing about a dad yelling, "Check the oil!" as he drops his daughter off at college. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Preparing for retirement in the modern age

Jean Tsou, 35, enjoys her career as a research-and-development engineer for a medical-equipment maker in the Seattle area. Other than the mortgage on the 1928 home she shares with her longtime... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Perfect summer DIY projects

It happens every year: Summer seems to last forever, but then the end comes quickly enough to take everyone by surprise. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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College-bound teens need to learn life skills

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utahns paying 10th highest gas price in the country

According to AAA Utah, Utahns are paying the 10th highest average price for gas in the country. Currently, Utah drivers pay $3.67 for a gallon of regular gasoline. The national average is $3.47. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Credit freeze can help protect against identity theft

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 »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Best states for underprivileged children

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Wallet Hub ranked each of the 50 states based on how well they care for their "underprivileged children." According to their website, Wallet Hub took into consideration 16 metrics that they felt... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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8 things you can do instead of going to the casino

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Not interested in gambling away your money at the casino? Here are eight other things you can do with your family instead. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Casinos face a losing streak as economy recovers

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The casino industry is suffering at the hands of the slow pace of America's economic recovery. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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6 ways to prepare for retirement

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6 steps to remove the dread of retirement planning. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah among least expensive states to drive in U.S.

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Can you sell silver bars? Not without paying taxes.

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 »

Aug. 11, 2014

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