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How millennials are ushering in the age of the independent worker

For much of the past century, the era of Big Work was the foundation of our economy. That was then.

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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Why patience is a virtue in the world of personal finance

Although I haven’t conducted a scientific study, I suspect that most people of modest means who are successful in managing their personal finances understand the importance of being patient. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Back-to-school shopping a chance to teach financial tips to kids

Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Say what? 1 in 25 New Yorkers are millionaires

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One in 25 New Yorkers are millionaires making the total around 389,100 people. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Everyone needs a will

No one is getting out of this thing alive. You need a will, a full estate plan with specific instructions on what to do with all your stuff after you die. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey offers tips for keeping meetings short, productive

Throughout my career, I've had a love/hate relationship with one unavoidable part of the average office worker's life: meetings. A new survey shows I'm not alone, but it also provides tips for... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Tax season may be over, but scammers never take a holiday

Just because it isn’t income tax filing season doesn’t mean that scammers posing as IRS agents take time off. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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15 American cities that beat the Recession

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The Great Recession still got you down? Here are 15 cities, based on a WalletHub study, that aren't letting this Recession thing bother them. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Stay-at-home CEOs: The pros and cons of balancing family and work in a home-based business

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Having a home-based business has its perks and its challenges. Finding the proper balance between family demands and demanding clients can be tricky. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition’: Finnish education, young widows and sun protection

"The Deseret News National Edition" focuses on issues pertaining to family, faith, culture, causes, education and finances. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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Airbnb squatter defiantly refuses to leave rented home, says he'd do it again

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A woman who rented her condo is stuck in a nightmare with a squatter who was supposed to stay for only 44 days refuses to leave her home. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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How much is your diploma worth? Money magazine creates a new college ranking system

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Money magazine created a unique college ranking system to rival US News and World Report's traditional list. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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Do jobs need to be fulfilling?

When it comes to choosing a career path, at some point, there are two questions to consider: Is it my passion? And will I make a good living? Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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Who’s the boss of your finances?

When it comes to financial decisions, do you feel like the boss or like it’s your first day on the job? Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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