Michelle Singletary watched and learned as her grandma raised five grandchildren on $13,000 a year.
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 »
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 »
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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 »
Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter. Read more »
In a Brookings Institution video posted in August, Brookings Fellow Richard Reeves discusses social mobility, inequality and opportunity in America, using Legos to demonstrate how people can move... Read more »
More help is on the way for homeowners who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy more than two years ago. Read more »
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in October but at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month as credit card use slowed. Read more »
Utah is not only filled with millennials, but it’s filled with millennials that are most likely married or living with roommates, according to the new U.S. Census data. Read more »
It can be tempting to settle past debt amounts with collectors, but it's not a decision that should be made lightly. A debt settlement can affect your taxes, and it can actually have a negative... Read more »
One Target employee managed to turn last week's Black Friday frenzy into an epic quest for his co-workers. Read more »
U.S. employers added a whopping 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest burst of hiring in nearly three years and the latest sign that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout... Read more »
Beginning Dec. 15, the Utah Transit Authority will temporarily offer fares of just 15 cents for riders using the electronic Farepay card. The promotion celebrates the 15th anniversary of the... Read more »
Black Friday is long gone by now, but that doesn’t mean our wallets have recovered yet. So just how much did Americans spend? And what did they spend their money on? Read more »
The holidays are the opportune time to talk about family finances. Don't shy away from it, but be sensitive in order to make it a productive conversation. Read more »
Money given away brings more happiness than the money strived for. Read more »
house hunters usually await the results of a professional inspection before buying their dream home. All too often, though, one of the biggest contributors to a home's value is neglected: the... Read more »
Seniors who have equity in their homes can use the HECM reverse mortgage program to generate an income stream that becomes larger the longer they live. But the window for doing these deals will... Read more »
Besides the Affordable Care Act, there are a few interesting changes that could affect you when you file that 2014 tax return next year. Read more »
It may feel as if Taylor Swift has taken over the world of popular music, but she's not quite there yet, at least according to the financial data firm Wealth-X. Read more »
Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker, a closely watched case with... Read more »
When you lose or leave a job, it's important to know what to do about any money that's stashed for you in a former employer's 401(k) retirement plan. There are lots of options. Read more »
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Two weeks before the end of the year, the Senate passed a bill to extend certain tax breaks through 2014. Here's how you may benefit. Read more »
As if an interview for your dream wasn’t stressful enough, wading through all of the advice online about how you should act can bring on a whole new kind of stress. So DeseretNews.com... Read more »
Michelle Singletary watched and learned as her grandma did the seemingly impossible: raising five grandchildren on $13,000 a year. Now she's living large by living small — and sharing the... Read more »
GDP growth grew 5 percent in the third quarter. The U.S. economy seems to be booming, but the question remains if this is a blip or a boom? Read more »
Editor's note: This article originally ran on DaveRamsey.com. It has been reprinted here with permission. It’s that time of year when, no matter what channel you flip to, you’re... Read more »
When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for... Read more »
It’s hard to find a driver complaining about plummeting gas prices, but some economists warn plunging oil prices could present economic problems if the pattern continues beyond the short term. Read more »
Move over farmers' markets. More than 300 food hubs around the country are also providing small farms another outlet to sell locally raised food to consumers. Read more »
Data collection by Google, Amazon and other sources show what Americans are most searching for and buying this holiday season. Read more »
As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes. Read more »
I believe it's important to count the little blessings that surround us, and I hope you'll do the same. To help get you started, here are some of the things that have made the "life" side of my... Read more »
Freelancers are growing in numbers. Here's why, as well as some things to think about if you're considering becoming one of them. Read more »
A new documentary released by the BBC shows miserable working conditions in some Apple factories in China. Apple denies the accusations. Read more »
Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in... Read more »
If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners. Read more »
This is an incredible example of a teachable moment, but you two have to be on the same side and treat it with appropriate seriousness. You have to make your daughter understand that what she did... Read more »
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