Rueda sold odds and ends and worked odd jobs from a young age to support his impoverished family.
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Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »
Prices at the gas pump fell 8 cents in Utah compared to a month ago as the state begins the switch to cheaper winter-blend fuel. Read more »
In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. Read more »
In a survey last month, 58 percent of participants reported to Pew that jobs were hard to find where they lived, and 56 percent said they were falling behind the cost of living. Read more »
The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »
As strange as it sometimes feels to be working outside of journalism, there are times when it's completely natural to me now. And thanks to the career change I made three years ago, I learn more... Read more »
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Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its... Read more »
Basically, you’re asking me if it’s OK to put your debt snowball on hold temporarily in order to modestly enhance your already reasonable wedding plans. My answer is yes. Read more »
A brief review of several economic indicators from various regions of the world would seem to indicate a broad economic slowing is occurring. Read more »
The way passengers pay for mass transit could change based on how much and how far they ride, Utah Transit Authority officials said. Read more »
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Smith’s Food & Drug, a division of Kroger, is seeking to hire 486 new positions throughout its seven states of operation, including 148 store-level positions in Utah. Additionally, two... Read more »
Events, food purchased away from home and live entertainment are increasingly unaffordable to the bottom 90 percent. Read more »
American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »
A study released last month indicates that U.S. children receive from parents an average of $1,360 each year in the form of allowances, rewards and incentives. Read more »
For recent college grads, sometimes doing an unpaid internship for a nonprofit is a nonoption. Read more »
American consumers spent an average of $94 a day in August, basically flat compared to July but much higher that August 2009's $65 average, according to the most recent Gallup poll on the topic. Read more »
U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months. Read more »
The safest drivers in America, for the fourth year in a row, hail from Fort Collins, Colorado, according to the 10th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” Read more »
Millennials are stashing cash, but they may need the help of a new app to really be prepared for the future. Read more »
Some people can't afford to do their laundry, and that doesn't bode well for a society that insists on clean, good-smelling professionals. Laundry Love, a nationwide nonprofit, helps restore... Read more »
Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years. Read more »
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Starting a garden to save money — or pay off debt — sounds like a good idea ... until you consider the time, money and mistakes that come with it. Read more »
Many recent studies have highlighted Utah and its cities in their “best of” the U.S. lists, and we came out looking pretty good. Read more »
Earlier this week, Wallethub released a study comparing the fairness of each state’s tax system based on an earlier survey in which Wallethub asked Americans what a fair tax system... Read more »
Montana is the most fair state when it comes to taxes, according to a new study by Wallethub, and Washington the least fair. These rankings are based on the responses of 1,086 Americans, comparing... Read more »
Call it brusque, boorish or downright barbaric. Whatever you call it, weaving in and out of traffic, laying on the horn and saluting with an upright digit is universally regarded as rude. So why is... Read more »
We were barely keeping all the balls up in the air — robbing Peter to pay Paul, raiding our meager savings to pay for basic necessities, and sacrificing tomorrow in order to afford today. But... Read more »
Noe Rueda was raised in a loving but devastatingly poor home on Chicago’s West Side. To make ends meet, and to help financially support his mother and family, Rueda sold odds and ends and... Read more »
Ten percent of middle aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America’s existing... Read more »
The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet... Read more »
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Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Read more »
Customers who lined up on Thursday got first dibs on the new iPhone 6 Friday at the Apple retail store at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City. The store opened its doors at 8 a.m. Friday as the... Read more »
Here are some ideas to help stretch your dollars and plug those leaks. You’ll be amazed at how much money these tactics will save. Read more »
Increasing the number of times one eats at home is an easy and extremely effective way to cut monthly expenses. Best of all, for folks who are looking to stretch their income by cutting costs,... Read more »
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has been ranked as a top 25 school for entrepreneurship for the fourth straight year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the... Read more »
Customers began camping out to be among the first to purchase an iPhone 6 Thursday near the Apple store at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City. Read more »
The first Kuro, or black, burger had a signature black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Now Burger King... Read more »
Over half of American adults don’t have a budget, and almost a quarter don’t know how much they spend. Read more »
Luckily for most job seekers, Utah boasts the second lowest unemployment rate in the country. In fact, a recent report showed that 20 percent of chief financial officers in the Salt Lake City area... Read more »
Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »
Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package... Read more »
Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. Read more »
The average corporate office is a serious place full of serious people doing serious work. Or so we'd like to believe. The reality is, to paraphrase Monty Python, that Cubeville is often a silly... Read more »
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