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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.

The economy has begun to recover, but mostly just for this group of people

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Several recent reports make clear that the touted economic recovery has helped upper-income folks much more than it has helped those in other income brackets. Low- and mid-income families continue... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Why separate bank accounts might help couples communicate

Generally, the expectation when a couple says "I do" is that one of the first financial tasks they will handle is to switch to joint accounts. However, joint finances are not mandatory and may not... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call's 10 'poorest' members of Congress for 2014

Roll Call's annual list of the 10 "poorest" members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call’s 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

Many lawmakers' portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government shutdown, the civil war in Syria and the botched rollout of the health care law to ride a wave that sent the Dow Jones industrial... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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It takes a credit card just to keep up for some families, poll says

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One-fifth of families could not live on a cash-only basis without overhauling their lifestyle, according to a national poll that found they need a credit card just to maintain their current lifestyle. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: What are "no-cost mortgages," and are they a good deal?

A no-cost mortgage is one on which all lender fees are waived, and other fees are paid by the lender. If the borrower has limited cash, avoiding an upfront cash drain may be much more compelling... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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APPLE LIVE: Larger iPhones and smartwatch unveiled

Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Older Americans struggle with student debt

Student loan debt isn't just a problem for the young. A small, but growing percentage of seniors struggle to pay back education debt — tens of thousands even seeing their Social Security... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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4 financial follies of the millennial generation

Millennials have a few things to learn about the financial world. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Some cities like Ferguson get 40 percent of their yearly revenue from petty fines and fees

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"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Utah gas prices fall 8 cents over previous month

Prices at the gas pump fell 8 cents in Utah compared to a month ago as the state begins the switch to cheaper winter-blend fuel. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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US recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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The job market is complicated, even for those who already have a job

In a survey last month, 58 percent of participants reported to Pew that jobs were hard to find where they lived, and 56 percent said they were falling behind the cost of living. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Balancing act: After 3 years, 'new' job is still teaching work-life lessons

As strange as it sometimes feels to be working outside of journalism, there are times when it's completely natural to me now. And thanks to the career change I made three years ago, I learn more... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Women buying a car want what men want — usually

What do women want in a car? The same things men do — with subtle differences. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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