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Top 10 Halloween costumes for kids, and how much adults will spend

America will spend $2.8 billion on costumes this year; $1 billion of which will go to the kids.

Get a 401(k) or die poor

If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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5 financial discussions you need to have with your spouse

The weight of financial responsibility can be heavy, so here are five financial discussions you need to have with your spouse, based on advice from local experts. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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The richest 10 percent may be reaping all the benefits of an expanding economy

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Fury at the so-called 1 percent was rekindled this week when data surfaced on media news sites and social media showing expanding income inequality in the United States. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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The untold story in the ongoing minimum wage debate

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The minimum wage debate preoccupies Americans who are hoping to improve the lives of struggling families, and as a result, it crowds out other, more promising solutions. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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A slice of success: Family pizza business moving from parking lot to indoor eatery

The family behind Cedar City's popular Pizza Cart is getting ready to open an official restaurant, funded by fans on Kickstarter. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2014

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How to keep your online financial accounts safe

Forty-seven percent of consumers who heard about the Heartbleed bug still did not change their online account passwords. Did you? And if you did, how safe are the passwords you chose? Read more »

Oct. 5, 2014

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18 cost-cutting apps that can help recoup the cost of your smartphone or tablet

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A smartphone or tablet can cost hundreds of dollars, but the money saved by using frugal friendly mobile apps can more than pay back that cost. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2014

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2 ways to avoid corporate taxes: look to the NFL and Burger King

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Corporations and associations can lower their tax bills through legal maneuvers that also raise the ire of the public and politicians. Are such financial moves ethical? Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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How to not be intimidated by investing

How one writer learned to invest, one small step at a time. Read more »

Oct. 3, 2014

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Vivint planning for growth after initial public offering

After raising $330 million in its initial public offering on Tuesday, Lehi-based tech firm Vivint Solar Inc. is poised to focus on increasing its market share in the realm of residential solar energy. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent

A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Employees are tired, but time off may not be the answer

Some employers are taking drastic measures to ensure their employees’ happiness, but researcher Christina Maslach thinks that most companies aren’t addressing the real issue. Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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4 eccentric billionaire spending habits

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Bill Gates wears a $10 watch. IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad drives an old Volvo. Warren Buffet still lives in the house he bought years ago for $31,000. Bond billionaire Bill Gross doesn't own a... Read more »

Oct. 2, 2014

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Sandy Improvement District providing sewer insurance

The Sandy Suburban Improvement District has launched a new insurance program to help homeowners with the cost of repairing a leaky or damaged lateral sewer line — the small pipe that runs... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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How not to buy a rental property

When we bought our rentals, we were too dumb to be afraid. We were too young and inexperienced to understand the many things that could go wrong, and what those things really meant for us. Simply... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Student loans risk the economy

The class of 2014 graduated college with an average $33,000 in debt. Many of those freshly minted graduates did not find jobs with yearly salaries greater than their total debt, a rule of thumb for... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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7 ways to help your loved one when they've lost their job

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Your loved one just lost their job. So what can you do to help them? Here's a look at the different things you can do. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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How home life affects the job market, and vice-versa

A better job market is linked to a more motivated, supported, financially successful, content and physically healthy workforce, according to a recent Gallup survey. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Balancing act: Different kinds of guilt affect quest for work-life balance

Nagging feelings of guilt are a significant part of my life. I've mostly learned to deal with them in positive ways, but I've found that they affect my attempts to build better work-life balance. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Employees with work friends more committed to companies, study shows

A recent national study of worker relationships says work friends matter more than ever and companies should care more about fostering those connections. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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Consumer confidence continues to climb in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index jumped 2.5 points to 109.3 in September — just short of the 110-point level indicating a fully functioning economy. In stark contrast, the national... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2014

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