Nagging feelings of guilt are a significant part of my life. I've mostly learned to deal with them in positive ways.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Millennials have a few things to learn about the financial world. Read more »
"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 »
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 »
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 »
In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What do women want in a car? The same things men do — with subtle differences. Read more »
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 »
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Utah is known for its grand mountains, devout population and thriving job market, but not all jobs are created equal. Based on the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor... Read more »
Over the past few months, Utah residents have lost thousands of dollars to callers posing as IRS employees. Read more »
WalletHub released its "2014's fastest growing cities" list, and Utah cities weren't among them. Read more »
It doesn’t mean you’re not a grown-up just because your default button doesn’t go straight to spreadsheets. And just because you’re like that doesn’t mean you... Read more »
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau illustrates a decline in college enrollment, especially among two-year colleges like Salt Lake Community College. Officials attribute the drop, in part, to... Read more »
Nagging feelings of guilt are a significant part of my life. I've mostly learned to deal with them in positive ways, but I've found that they affect my attempts to build better work-life balance. Read more »
Six things that most billionaires have in common, and a video that visualizes the state of the world’s billionaires. Read more »
Seventy percent of Americans want federally funded pre-kindergarten programs, according to a recent Gallup poll, but studies show that benefits may taper off over time and differ widely between... Read more »
There are some things you might want your boss to know, but here's a list of four things that might be worth hiding. Read more »
Buying a home can be an expensive undertaking. Find out which closing costs might be negotiable and which are not. Read more »
What to buy October through December to get the most bang for your buck. Read more »
If last weekend's massive launch of Apple's iPhone 6 — over 10 million units sold — has you craving a trade-in, here are some of the best ways to sell your old phone and move up, as... Read more »
Before judging millennials as lazy, overeducated bums, it's best to look at the facts. There are real economic reasons why millennials are retreating to their parents' homes, unemployed but... Read more »
The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year. Read more »
If a pair of new government forecasts prove true, Washington and Colorado would see more than $800 million in extra revenue over the next few years thanks to marijuana sales. At the least. Read more »
A recent national study of worker relationships says work friends matter more than ever and companies should care more about fostering those connections. Read more »
Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile... Read more »
The number of workers employed through temporary help agencies is at all-time highs. Each week about 3 million people — 2 percent of the workforce — cycle through staffing companies. Read more »
Coming from a confirmed skeptic, it should mean something that I can find five reasons to be optimistic about the economy. Read more »
Only 12 percent of family businesses make it to the third generation, and some experts think that parents can fix that with financial education. But local bookseller Tony Weller thinks about... Read more »
Subprime lending is back. This time for auto loans. The question is whether or not subprime lending to borrowers with poor credit will lead to another financial bubble bursting and Round 2 of the... Read more »
Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment. Read more »
U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. Read more »
Choosing between a conventional and Federal Housing Authority-backed mortgage is not an academic question. My calculations show that the wrong choice can cost as much as $33,000 over 15 years on a... Read more »
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