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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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Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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This change may be giving your credit score a lift

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Fair Isaac is changing the way it calculates FICO credit scores in a move that is expected to give some consumers a big lift. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Understanding the master bedroom madness

Part of the method of design is to understand how the homeowner will use a room. Take the master bedroom for example. Determining the size and elements of this room depends on how it will be used... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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How to avoid the next housing bust

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 6: Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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What the American Dream is, and what it isn't

The American Dream has evolved throughout the years, culminating into a utopian ideal full of high expectations and low tolerance for discomfort. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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What older children need to know about money

Post-secondary education has never been more important. Personal finance writer Liz Weston notes that “a college degree today is what a high school diploma was 60 years ago,” i.e., the... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Is a crisis brewing in used car loans?

A surge in lending to unsophisticated borrowers with poor credit, many of whom cannot afford them. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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