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Entrepreneurs ó Donít be the contractor who builds his house last

While busy managing and planning for every phase of business, entrepreneurs should prioritize themselves.

Small business crystal ball: Don't look for boom in 2016

Don't look for a small business boom in 2016. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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IRS watchdog warns of scaled-back service in agency plans

The official IRS watchdog is warning that the agency may soon dramatically scale back telephone and face-to-face service as part of a plan that would focus more on online accounts for taxpayers... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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Financial firsts: Prepare for added expenses and a lot of joy with first baby

First-time parents can feel a lot of stress as they dive into parenting and all the expenses involved with it. It is especially hard when there is no good go-to rule for preparing for parenting.... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2016

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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Chinese investors swearing off stocks after price turmoil

Yang Lihua was one of millions of small investors Beijing encouraged to join a stock-buying frenzy last year. But the Shanghai newspaper editor sold after prices collapsed in June and she vowed... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Planning for a new financial you? You got this

I want to push you, but I also recognize that you can only do what you can do. So if you've got a plan, you got this. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Randy Shumway: Effective teachers can have a tremendous impact

Without a focus on improving teacher effectiveness within the dialogue on improving public education and student outcomes, we will fail to fully capitalize on and support one of the greatest... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Balancing act: Here's why 2015 was 'the year of work-life balance'

I may be biased, but as I reflect on 2015, I believe it was the year in which the issue of work-life balance gained the momentum it will need to become a primary topic of business conversation for... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Start saving now for a debt-free Christmas next year

Christmas always falls on Dec. 25. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to realize it’s right around the corner. You could even get a real jump on things and set a little bit aside each month... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Financial firsts: Buying a new car requires careful consideration

Your first new car is an exciting experience for most people. But make the most of it by knowing how to go about getting the best deal possible. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2016

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Financial firsts: How to take the uncertainty and emotion out of homebuying

First-time homebuying can be overwhelming. Here are seven things to keep in mind when looking for that first home. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Global stocks sink after China index dives 7 percent

U.S. stocks are opening 2016 on a grim note, dropping sharply after a plunge in China and declines in Europe. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores

Target's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2016

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US stocks ended 2015 mostly flat, capping volatile year

Stock market took investors for a wild ride in 2015, but in the end it was a trip to nowhere. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2016

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How to spend $5 trillion: a record-breaking year in deals

Companies around the world spent a record $5.04 trillion on acquisitions in 2015, according to Dealogic, as slow worldwide economic growth and low interest rates pushed companies to combine forces. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Who will benefit from a rise in minimum wages next year?

Jan. 1 will ring in a new year and a slew of new minimum wages for 13 U.S. states, not unlike the first day of 2015, when 20 states and the District of Columbia saw minimum wage increases. Read more »

Dec. 30, 2015

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Consumer confidence down, spending up in December

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index registered at 108.9 for December — down 5.1 points. Declining expectations for the next six months was the main reason for the decline, as... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Top 10 moneywise stories of 2015: Fantasy sports betting, cutting the cord on cable and more

The unexpected consequences of financial choices surfaced repeatedly throughout the year in some of our best stories on financial responsibility, from the impact of marijuana legalization in... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Become a Jedi money master

Here are 10 of Yoda's maxims, taken from previous Star Wars films, that you can use to become a Jedi money master. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

For most Russians, it's not New Year's without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Set financial boundaries when starting a side business

Make sure you have a clear understanding of exactly how much — if any — financial support would be required. Set these financial boundaries, and also be clear on when you expect the... Read more »

Dec. 29, 2015

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You can't afford not to save for retirement and other financial lessons of 2015

First-person account of impact of Deseret News National's coverage of financial responsibility. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Changing consumer tastes forcing companies like General Mills to change … fast

Grocery store favorites like Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper are hurting. Cheerios, still the nation’s No. 1 cereal brand, needs some help. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2015

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Balancing act: Are you more productive in the week before a holiday?

A recent survey found that 32 percent of respondents said they became more productive during the week before a major holiday, while 22 percent said their output waned during that time. Where do you... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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The financial mindset of the minimalist

Minimalism aims to make life simpler and more rewarding. There are financial benefits along the way as well. Read more »

Dec. 27, 2015

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Borrow some Santa magic and make a workplace “nice” list

When Santa is watching, you know you’ll reap what you sow. Think about that. Santa notices. Read more »

Dec. 25, 2015

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Jets give deal to receiver who held sign looking for NFL job

Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Are high-yield bonds on the verge of collapse?

When the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund investment firm collapsed last week, it reopened scrutiny of the market for junk bonds, which have been a major player in fueling the high capital flowing... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Plan ahead to reduce Christmas shopping stress

Thinking differently and changing your gift-buying behaviors may be a little tough at first, but trust me, it’s worth the effort. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Economic interdependence is the new normal

It's OK if young folks live with their folks. It's not a sign that they are financial failures. Given the current economic reality for so many, the new normal is economic interdependence. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2015

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Spain ruling party could be out with big vote for upstarts

A strong showing Sunday by a pair of upstart parties in Spain's general election upended the country's traditional two-party system, with the ruling Popular Party winning the most votes but falling... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2015

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Five workplace buzzwords that won't last

Businesses that fall behind the curve 10 years from now will look as absurd as the people who still insist a Blackberry is the way to go. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Salt Lake named one of the best cities to found a startup in new study

Salt Lake City was named 12th in DataFox's study "2015 Best Cities to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York" and "the ideal place to start a company" for those who want a... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Holiday sales show online shift

More often shoppers are making the decision to sit on their couches than head to stores this holiday season. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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Women are getting paid more in corporate America — possibly because there are fewer of them

Women may be badly outnumbered in the top ranks of corporate America, but at least they aren't underpaid. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2015

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How do wages, education and age contribute to Utah's workforce skills gap?

Most Utah companies struggle in some way to find qualified employees, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Startup slump shows companies may be reluctant to invest in future

Studies have shown that, despite the success of firms like Facebook, the number of startups has dropped sharply, from about 13 percent of all firms in the late 1980s to about 8 percent in 2011. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2015

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Buying a car? A home? Fed rate hike shouldn't matter much

For anyone considering whether to buy a home or car, the Federal Reserve's interest rate increase Wednesday shouldn't make much difference. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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Christmas helpers wrap thousands of gifts for low-income families

Busy helpers wrapped thousands of children's gifts at the Valley Fair Mall on Tuesday, creating an atmosphere like that of Santa's workshop. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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5 ideas for creative, economical homemade Christmas gifts

Christmas is all about love; your handmade gifts reflect heartfelt affection for your family and friends. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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What your credit score means and why it matters

Establishing and maintaining a solid credit rating is critical in today’s credit-driven financial climate. From buying a home to obtaining a credit card or purchasing a vehicle, almost any... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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This legislation could protect retail workers from the stress of on-call shifts

On-call scheduling has been on the rise in retail during the last decade. But now the practice — which asks employees to set aside chunks of time in case they need to be called into work... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Balancing act: Survey: One-third of workers aren't comfortable taking time off

One of the most interesting results of a new survey is especially timely as we enter the holiday season. According to this study, 33 percent of respondents said they did not feel comfortable taking... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Find and follow the path to what you want

There’s one simple answer if the path you’re on isn’t going to get you what you want and where you want to be in life: Change the path. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: How to shop for enjoyable holiday gifts on a budget

How I long for the magical Santa days when my kids were thrilled with things from the dollar store. Here's what my husband and I do to stick to a holiday budget per child while also ensuring that... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Fear and loaning: Investors are running from junk bonds

The junk-bond market has something to really fear: fear itself. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Want to stop panhandling? Give out jobs not handouts

Many of the homeless in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are taking time off from holding a sign to do more rewarding work as day laborers for the city. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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Most Americans are no longer middle-class

New research by Pew shows that, for the first time in four decades, most Americans are no longer middle class. It's just the latest signal of growing inequality of wealth in the U.S. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

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Many people don’t qualify for the kinds of jobs the tech industry creates

Recent research indicates that, although the tech industry is booming, it isn't producing jobs to replace those in the old industries that Silicon Valley is rendering obsolete. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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