Quantcast

Pocketbook

Balancing act: 'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

A degree from a prestigious university isn't as important as a good work ethic, the ability to work with a team and other so-called "soft skills," according to a new survey. And those soft skills... Read more »

March 23, 2015

1 comment

Michelle Singletary: A way out of the maze of credit-report correction

For many people, getting credit-report errors corrected can be maddening, and they just give up. But a new agreement could go a long way toward addressing people's aggravation with the current... Read more »

March 23, 2015

0 comments

Dave Ramsey says: Tips for handling a child's debt situation

Let her wallow in it and worry about things for a while first. Then, if she’s willing to accept responsibility for her actions, and she starts working hard toward handling her money wisely,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

0 comments

2015 mortgage rate trends: What house hunters can expect this spring

st few months of 2015 are behind us and many consumers are wondering if an interest rate hike is in the near future, especially in regard to mortgage rate trends. Read more »

March 22, 2015

1 comment

Utah economy continues to add jobs

Job growth in Utah is outpacing its historic average by 25 percent, a new report stated. The employment summary from the Utah Department of Workforce Services for February showed year-over-year... Read more »

March 20, 2015

1 comment

Why Fed won't have a big impact on your loans anytime soon

Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Read more »

March 19, 2015

2 comments

Boehner, Pelosi see victories in fixing Medicare docs' fees

An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the... Read more »

March 19, 2015

3 comments

Health care law paperwork costs small businesses thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect. Read more »

March 18, 2015

15 comments

Police cars torched at anti-austerity protest in Germany

Protesters torched police cars and threw stones at officers during anti-austerity protests ahead of the inauguration ceremony for the European Central Bank's new headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more »

March 18, 2015

1 comment

Michelle Singletary: A welcome 'Bill of Rights' on student aid

After reading President Obama's "Student Aid Bill of Rights" memorandum last week, I first saw what it doesn't do. It doesn't adequately address the problem of the rising student loan debt that is... Read more »

March 17, 2015

11 comments

US home construction plunges 17 percent in February

Construction of new homes plummeted in February, as fierce winter weather froze housing starts in the Northeast and Midwest. Read more »

March 17, 2015

0 comments

Scammers targeting income tax returns

The Utah State Tax Commission last month reported a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season. The agency stated that the fraudulent filings originated... Read more »

March 16, 2015

2 comments

Dave Ramsey says: Use cash to avoid overspending

When I made the decision to get intentional with my money, I just used cash. It’s hard to spend it when you don’t have any on you. Read more »

March 16, 2015

5 comments

Balancing act: Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

A recent Fortune article says today's professionals are growing more comfortable with "blurring the line between work and home," opting for work-life integration instead of work-life balance. Is... Read more »

March 16, 2015

2 comments

Christina Lavingia: Travel sites reveal how to save on top spring break destinations

Spring break season is right around the corner, a holiday that typically decimates the budgets of students. The average college student spends about $1,100 a week on spring break, according to... Read more »

March 16, 2015

0 comments

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being... Read more »

March 14, 2015

3 comments

How short-term viral hits can transform a small business

Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Read more »

March 12, 2015

0 comments

Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. Read more »

March 10, 2015

2 comments

GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially... Read more »

March 9, 2015

0 comments

3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch... Read more »

March 6, 2015

0 comments

What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi

If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper. Read more »

March 2, 2015

3 comments

Eurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next... Read more »

March 2, 2015

0 comments

About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt

About one in five Virginia legislators list having at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage, an analysis of financial disclosure forms by The Associated Press has found. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

5 comments

AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

6 comments

Top 10 real estate tips for 2015

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that the 2015 single-family home sector will outperform a strong 2014. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

0 comments

10 best apps for timid first-time investors

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to start investing, you might have called a full-service broker on the phone who charged outrageous fees just to make a trade. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

0 comments

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

1 comment

Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

0 comments

Jeanne Tepper: A year-by-year guide to teaching kids about money

According to CBS News, in 1983 companies spent $100 million marketing to kids; today, that figure is closer to $17 billion, and with good reason. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

0 comments

New law to require workaholic Japanese to take days off

College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015

0 comments

Susan Tompor: How to avoid tax headaches on health care coverage

The Affordable Care Act is one of the biggest changes to the tax code in 20 years. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

0 comments

Getting Started: Free or low-cost options for filing your tax return online

The April 15 tax deadline may be months away, but it can pay to get started on your return now. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

0 comments

The Journey: Retirement planning steps for Generation X

As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it’s a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

1 comment

Kimberly J. Howard: 3 financial must-do’s

Winter is a good time to improve your financial life, making good moves for the rest of the year. Here is a trio of things to get done. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

0 comments

A guide to the debt standoff between Greece and the eurozone

Greece wants a break from the terms of its eurozone bailout loans, saying they're suffocating its economy. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

0 comments

Obama sends record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal spending caps to shower more... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

7 comments

4 warning signs your teen is destined for bad credit

Has your teen ever overdrawn a checking account, gotten a speeding ticket or charged more than agreed on your credit card? Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

1 comment

The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

0 comments

Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

No offense, but the mayor of this town hopes you are miserable, wherever you are. He is sitting behind his desk, the sunshine sneaking through his window, and he hopes you are reading this from... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

0 comments

Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

0 comments

Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

National Edition

Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

2 comments

Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

0 comments

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

0 comments

Sophia Bera: Gen Y tax-saving tips

Many young taxpayers miss out on tax-saving opportunities because they just aren’t aware of them. Here are some tax credits and deductions these folks shouldn’t overlook. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

0 comments

Kimberly Rotter: 7 weird things that affect your credit score

Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you’re doing everything right — paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

1 comment

Want success at work? Find a partner with these 5 personality traits

National Edition

Want a successful career and a healthy marriage? Well, here are five personality traits you'll want from your spouse to make that happen. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

0 comments

Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

1 comment

The Mortgage Professor: After March 2, reverse mortgage borrowers will have to prove they’re not deadbeats

One of the attractive features of the HECM reverse mortgage has been that there are no income or credit requirements. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

0 comments

Dave Ramsey says: Umbrella policies offer more bang for the buck

If you’ve started to win with money and build some wealth, an umbrella policy is among the cheapest insurance you can buy. It’s just about the biggest bang for your buck. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2015

0 comments

Balancing act: Gray days bring dreams of striking it rich

Ah, mid-January. The thrill of the holidays is long gone. And, for many people, the financial excesses of Christmas are starting to hit home. No wonder this is the time of year that some of us... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

0 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives