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Learning money management skills increases financial security for women

Learning to properly manage money can help women bolster their self-confidence and self-reliance, according to Susan Madsen, professor of leadership and ethics at the Woodbury School of Business at... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Forum aims to educate women on money management

The Utah Women & Leadership Project will host an event called “Cents and Sensibility: Women and Money” on Sept. 9 at Utah Valley University to educate young women about the importance... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Balancing act: Survey: Many people work because they want to, not just need to

A new survey of parents who are interested in work flexibility found that 90 percent reported "needing" to work, but 63 percent also reported "wanting" to work. As always, though, every family... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Improving your productivity potential bite by bite

For anyone who’s experienced the afternoon coma that follows lunch, you understand exactly what bite-by-bite means — that the food you eat today affects your performance today. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Amazon workers report demoralizing working conditions; CEO Jeff Bezos says the company described is not Amazon

Working at online tech giants like Amazon and Facebook is the new American Dream; however, according to a recent article in The New York Times, not all of them are peaches are roses to work for. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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'We need the support of the business community': Internships offer students a hiring advantage

Gone are the days of interns fetching coffee. Instead, they’re gaining real-world experience: taking on duties such as developing treatment plans for people with disabilities, creating... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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No reason to feel guilty: Women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages

Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2015

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US employers add 215,000 jobs in July; 5.3 pct. unemployment

U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2015

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Obama calls for more female and minority entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama says underrepresentation of women and minorities among the nation's startups is hurting business. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Balancing act: Self-confidence is key to success at work

A recent survey found that 89 percent of U.S. workers believe they deserve a raise, and 54 percent plan to ask for one this year. But when faced with the prospect of asking for an increase in pay,... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Balancing act: Frank, open conversation improves atmosphere at work

One thing I loved about my career in journalism was the frank and open atmosphere in the newsroom. Not everyone likes that tone, but avoiding awkward conversations at work can cause more problems... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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The surprising places rent costs more than half a paycheck

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The balance between affording food and basic health care for your family and making rent each month is getting harder to find. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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'Especially strong': Utah economy gaining momentum

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for June 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,200 jobs to the economy compared with June 2014. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Overtime proposal may force hard choices at small businesses

A proposal to give millions of U.S. workers a raise is forcing restaurant owner Michelle Shriver to make some hard choices. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: 3 traps to avoid after graduation

There are three major traps I tell all new graduates to avoid. One, don’t buy or lease a new car. The second trap to avoid is rushing in to buy a house. Last, don’t ever get caught up... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: A woman's place is on the money at last

A remake of the $10 bill will include a portrait of a woman, and although a man, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, gets the final say on who that woman will be, he's open to suggestions. So let's take... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Clinton proposing tax credits to encourage youth employment

Targeting youth unemployment, Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to propose tax credits to encourage businesses to train young people and offer apprenticeships to develop lifelong job skills. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Balancing act: Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours. Based on a recent column I wrote about millennials, this formula is sure to result in some... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Clearing up confusion on 529s

A 529 plan is not a good tax shelter if you don't intend to use the money for education expenses. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Develop good relationships for positive references

Work and try to develop good relationships with people in your field and those associated with it. If that’s in place, they can give out honest, positive references. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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For many in US, more jobs don't mean more financial security

The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them. Read more »

June 6, 2015

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Wal-Mart keeps it all in the family, chair passed to son-in-law

Wal-Mart is passing the chairmanship of the world's largest retailer from the eldest son of late founder Sam Walton to a third generation. Read more »

June 5, 2015

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