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Why starting a garden doesn't save you money, or help you pay off debt

Making extra income from a garden sounds like a good idea ... until you consider the time, money and mistakes.

How to eat on just $4 a day

I spend a lot of money on food. (More than I spend on my mortgage.) Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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15 actions families are taking today to make college more affordable

Since 2008, Sallie Mae has been producing a report about paying for college on an annual basis. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: How to protect your hillside home against landslides

With the recent landslide in North Salt Lake, it reminds us that Utah is not immune to natural disasters. Here are a few tips to help homeowners protect their property against landslides. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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A solution to paying that medical bill you can't afford

“I had health insurance and I actually have a great job, but my daughter needed something that I wasn’t able to provide for her,” Paige Strate said. But a solution was available... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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7 benefits of taking vacation time

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About 40 percent of Americans aren't taking their vacation time. But are they missing out on some potential benefits? Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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12 kinds of late-night office emails

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Up late checking your email? You're bound to run into one of these 12 emails. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Raising a kid will cost you $245,000 — Here are 12 things that cost the same

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Raising a child costs on average $245,000. So what does that look like in other ways? Here's a list. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Want to increase attraction in your relationship? Talk about money

al planning may seem like an unlikely source of romance. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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If disaster strikes, are you ready?

r can strike anytime, anywhere. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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12 women who should be on dollar bills

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Men have dominated the dollar bills. Is it time to put a woman on there? Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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10 reasons dads should take paternity leave

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Not everyone can take paternity leave. But there are some considerable benefits for dad taking it when they can. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Real estate Q&A: Who gets the money?

We had an investment property that fell into foreclosure a few years ago. It finally went to auction and was bought by a third party for about $20,000 more than what we owed the lender. Who gets... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Some questions and answers about credit scores

Credit scores are calculated using a variety of models that have small differences between them and generate similar but not identical scores. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Preparing for retirement in the modern age

Jean Tsou, 35, enjoys her career as a research-and-development engineer for a medical-equipment maker in the Seattle area. Other than the mortgage on the 1928 home she shares with her longtime... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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College-bound teens need to learn life skills

stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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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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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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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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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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