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Grieving borrowers of co-signee death told to repay student loan

Student loan borrowers with a co-signee are finding they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. Read more »

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Why small businesses want a higher minimum wage

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Small businesses want a higher minimum wage, even though they may be getting more loans. Read more »

5 hours ago

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Dave Ramsey says: Being debt-free beats having a high credit score

I’m a landlord, and if I had my choice between a tenant with no debt and no credit score and someone with a high credit score but lots of debt, I’d take the one who has no debt in a... Read more »

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Delete, avoid and hang up when it comes to spring scams

Assistant U.S. Attorney Abed Hammoud picked up the phone one day to find a caller who had a great discount for Dish Network. The pitch sounded pretty good; all Hammoud had to do was pay up front... Read more »

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USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related start-up business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Read more »

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Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean bad news for business

In recent years, Salt Lake City has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses and career growth. But that could change if the city can’t keep... Read more »

April 19, 2014

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How to rear money-smart kids

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimated in 2013 that outstanding student loans have swelled to over $1.2 trillion. Read more »

April 18, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Invest in growth stock mutual funds

If you’re looking for things to help you survive the apocalypse, you’re talking about food and water. But if you want rational, well-reasoned investments, you need to look at growth... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Social Security Q&A: Disability

I applied for disability benefits, but was denied. I’d like to appeal. Can I do it online? Read more »

April 14, 2014

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Retirement assets are making a comeback

Retirement assets at the end of 2013 were the highest on record, a strong indication that many savers have seen their investment accounts bounce back from the financial crisis of 2008 when the... Read more »

April 14, 2014

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How to get more time to file your tax return

America's annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam's deadline. Read more »

April 13, 2014

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Savers beware: Fees may be shrinking your 401(k)

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: 2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

The experts in housing and remodel market analysis say 2014 should be a good year for the remodeling industry. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Do we work too much, or too little?

How much work is too much work? France and Sweden have some interesting answers. Read more »

April 11, 2014

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Why the 'Heartbleed' bug is a major threat to your online life

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A new bug has surfaced on the Internet, and it could have disastrous effects on online users. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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6 retirement saving pitfalls and how to avoid them

Workers' confidence in their ability to fund retirement is rebounding, according to a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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8 money management tips for newlyweds

Financial problems are a major contributor to marriage problems and divorce. Here are 8 tips to help couples stay on the same page financially. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors making millions

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Read more »

April 9, 2014

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Obama plans to fight the gender pay gap, but will it work?

The gender pay gap is back in the news, and this time it is President Barack Obama who put it there. Read more »

April 8, 2014

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Childhood obesity is pretty pricey, research says

Childhood obesity has its medical costs, and it's about $19,000 per child. And with the current population of the planet, that number is around $14 billion. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Paying for family time isn't foolish

There are three things you can do with money: spend, save and give. Trust me, giving is the most fun of all! Read more »

April 7, 2014

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5 smart ways to use your tax refund

So you're getting a tax refund? What are you going to do with it? What should you do with it? Here are five smart ways you can use your refund. Read more »

April 7, 2014

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Deseret News National Edition: Looking at bullying, why people are stressed, acts of kindness

This week's Deseret News National Edition looks at a wealth of issues, including the social effects of bullying, acts of kindness by others and why people are so stressed out. Read more »

April 6, 2014

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Wealth inequality is quickly growing

A recent Slate article looked at wealth inequality and how fast it might actually be growing in the United States. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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Why your kid's college education starts with financial aid

One of the challenges college-bound students face in the early going comes with their financial aid letters. Read more »

April 3, 2014

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