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Dave Ramsey: Build a strong relationship before discussing finances

Asking someone about their debt, or how much they make on a first date is weird even by my standards.

GM, Fiat Chrysler sales up in November, but Ford was flat

November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Balancing act: Build better balance by volunteering in the community

No matter what you do or how you do it, I hope you’ll consider volunteering. You not only will feel the joy that comes from helping others but also will find that service becomes an important... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Plan for money and meaning in your retirement

When we talk about "retirement," it's assumed that word means not working at all. But that's not the case for many people. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: You can have a wedding without debt

How do you have a wedding without debt? It’s really simple. You have a wedding with the money you have. There’s nothing wrong with small, inexpensive weddings. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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More young women are living at home now than in 1940

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At no time since the 1940s have this many young women lived with their parents or other relatives, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Young men are living with folks, too, but not... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Don't forget to thank these 6 people at work

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found the six people at your workplace you must thank — now and year round. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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How to avoid scams on Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday

Don't let scammers take advantage of you this Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. The Better Business Bureau of Utah and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection offers tips for safe online spending. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Local free community college plans may be template for US

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack... Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Black Friday mayhem: A tale of humor and introspection

When confusion, chaos and crowds lead to a personal human connection and a tower of Crock-Pots, one man ponders on the deeper meanings of materialism and life during a Black Friday excursion in the... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months paternity leave — and here's why it matters

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday he plans to take two months of paternity leave when his child is born. Here's why The Washington Post said, "It's hard to overstate what a... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Include minor car repairs in your budget

Maintenance and repair of your vehicles are an ongoing expense. It’s just part of owning them. That means you should have a category in your monthly budget for this sort of thing. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Balancing act: Pause, reflect on reasons for work-life gratitude

Since I'm usually a glass-is-half-empty kind of person, I need a break that will remind me to pause, take a deep breath and count my blessings. Luckily, Thanksgiving is here and more than fills... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Living on campus is a luxury, not a need

For those students who could commute rather than accumulating debt to live on campus, shouldn't we be teaching them that as much as they may want a certain experience, even if there's benefit to... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Bring back the blacksmith: A case for employer-engaged project-based learning

The growing education-to-employment gap is a source of frustration for students and employers alike. Getting employers involved in project-based learning in real-world situations — much like... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Pfizer, Allergan $160B deal forms world's largest drugmaker

Pfizer and Allergan are joining in the biggest buyout of the year, a $160 billion stock deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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5 ways you drive away millennial employees

Millennials aren’t leaving your company because they think they’ll find better perks somewhere else. They’re leaving for other reasons—namely, things you or your... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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U.S. is the richest country, but Americans don’t rank among top 10 in financial literacy

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Americans may be rich, but we're not necessarily smart with our money, according to a new survey that finds the U.S. is disproportionately illiterate when it comes to handling finances. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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Why Americans are finding cheaper prices on Thanksgiving foods

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An avian flu scare has made some question whether the cost of Thanksgiving shopping would go up this year — and whether there'd be much turkey at all. However, NPR reports shoppers might... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: House design elements to consider for holiday entertaining

Gathering extended family and friends together is critical for meeting these higher-level needs for many families, so let’s talk about design elements that will make Thanksgiving a great day... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Former NuSkin executive trades boardroom for Harley dealership to strengthen his family

Brooke Roney quit his job at NuSkin to spend more time with his family, but he serendipitously ended up running a Harley Davidson dealership and brought his 12 children along for the ride. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Greg Bell: Baby boomers should assist in societal transition to younger generations

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The professions are top-heavy with baby boomers, many of whom won’t retire. Consequently, many of the high-paying, high-impact jobs are not turning over to the up-and-comers. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Gift Guide: Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets

What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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3 tips to make the holidays this year much easier

Tis' the season to host family and friends, eat mass amounts of delicious food and more. These three tips will help you avoid stress during the holidays. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: 4 stories every great leader tells

When we hear how others overcame problems or situations, ideas begin to fill our head and our actions begin to create the stories that will be shared tomorrow. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Spending too much? Reign in your personal finances to reduce stress.

Spending too much? Reign in your personal finances to reduce stress. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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10 Thanksgiving travel tips families can be grateful for

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) anticipates nearly 47 million Americans will travel away from home over Thanksgiving weekend, The Washington Post reported. Do these 10 things to keep your... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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3 startups that want to get millennials saving money

Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Deaf business owners overcome obstacles and prejudice

Soon after customers arrive at Mozzeria for the first time, they notice something's different about the restaurant: Virtually every staffer is deaf. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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5 ways you sabotage your own great work

When people are trying to make something great, one question is always on their mind, “What more can I do?” However, the one question that could truly help the overachiever is,... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Mark Zuckerberg on philanthropy: Move slow and build things

After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Taking your children to meet Santa could cost you

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Cherry Hill Mall in New Jersey enacted entrance fees for children to sit on Santa's lap. That changed, though, after anger from parents. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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How to create a dynamic company culture

How do you create a strong company culture? And how do you keep it vibrant over time? By following four foundational steps, you will establish a culture that is strong, dynamic, and empowering to... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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'Disrupt Yourself' provides new insights for achieving success

Whitney Johnson's new book "Disrupt Yourself" provides insights and examples of how successful people and companies follow the techniques of disruptive theory to fulfill their personal dreams and... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Randy Shumway: Improving social impact by paying for success

Social programs should be measured based on outcomes rather than activities. Paying for success saves taxpayer money and improves the magnitude and effectiveness of results. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Balancing act: 'Crisis of silence' leads to bad customer service, survey says

Customer service is important, but it isn't part of every company's culture. A new survey indicates that this lack of focus could be costing businesses a significant chunk of money every year. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Raising grandchildren takes love and sacrifice

Currently, about 2.7 million grandparents in the U.S. are responsible for raising their grandchildren. As we continue to discuss the plight of poverty and ways to lift families financially, we've... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Look for the best of the best when hiring

I’ve found you can reduce a lot of the fear when it comes to hiring simply by doing your due diligence — and then some — during the hiring process. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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US stocks inch higher in early trading

U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as markets around the world are holding up better than many expected in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries

Gianfranco Romeo sits at a table at his trattoria off the Pantheon, casting scorn over the idea that he's a frontman for a feared mafia clan. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid

Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors, shocked into action by this year's migration of... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Why quitting your job can be good for the economy

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Economists are awaiting Thursday's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey to see if the rate of people quitting their jobs for something better reflects a bump in the kind of turnover that could... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Analysts expect short-term market drop from Paris terror

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency is likely to fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

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In a battle of two culinary schools, the rules single out for-profits but ignore worse outcomes at a local community college. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: What's the real divide in U.S. society?

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The 1 percent versus the 99 percent? The federal government versus the rest of us? As best I can tell, the country’s true main division is between the 30 percent who are thriving and the rest... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015

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