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How to recognize the signs of a scam artist

Scams such as fake IRS agents trying to scare people into paying them cash are on the rise.

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Utah among 'most successful states'; Provo-Orem among 'most educated'

Utah was ranked as the ninth most successful state in America and Provo-Orem, Utah, was ranked as the eighth most educated city. Read more »

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How to recognize the signs of a scam artist

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Scams such as fake IRS agents trying to scare people into paying them cash are on the rise. Read more »

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Sturt & Nordstrom: Pokemon Go says something about mankind and your success at work

Pokemon fever has swept the nation again. What lessons can we learn from this phenomenon, and how can we apply it to our jobs? Read more »

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Michelle Singletary: Tying the knot shouldn't mean breaking the bank

Many personal occasions in our lives come with so much anticipation that common financial sense becomes less common. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Get all your outdoors work done by 2030, before it's too hot to work outside

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United Nations research indicates rising temperatures may cost the global economy more than $2 trillion by 2030 in reduced productivity, as well as cut down working hours in the poorer areas of the... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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5 tips for a successful job interview

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Nervous about that job interview? Here are a few do's and do nots. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Like searching for Pikachu, look high and low for the best mortgage rate

With rates approaching historical lows — again — many homeowners are racing to refinance their mortgage. Here are some tips to help you make the best decision. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Stick with paying the smallest debt in the debt snowball

In a strictly mathematical sense, my advice of paying off debt smallest to largest may be wrong, but it’s still the correct advice. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Goldman 2Q earnings jump, helped by lower legal expenses

Goldman Sachs' earnings jumped 78 percent from a year ago as the bank's legal expenses declined and its trading desks saw a surge of activity during Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the 'social mud' of life

A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah ranked No. 1 state for business

Utah was ranked the No. 1 state for business by CNBC. The rankings were determined using official state data as well as business and policy experts to assign scores for a variety of 10 categories. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Businesses try to keep calm amid uncertainty of Brexit vote

Britain's vote to leave the European Union is already taking a toll on some small U.S. businesses, with canceled tour bookings in New York and U.K. retailers cutting back their orders from... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Stocks mostly lower on Wall Street in morning trading

Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street in morning trading Wednesday after setting records the last few days. Energy companies are falling sharply along with the price of oil. Utility companies,... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Summer jobs for kids are valuable teaching moments

All of Michelle Singletary's children have summer jobs, and she plans to use the opportunity to teach them about money and work. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Larger families need to budget wisely

Larger families need to budget because having a lot of children doesn’t give you an excuse to live out of control or mean that living out of control without a plan is the definition of success. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Japan's ruling coalition wins election, promises revival

Japan's ruling coalition was a clear winner in Sunday's parliamentary elections, preliminary results and Japanese media exit polls indicated, paving the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to push... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to new 2016 lows

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level since May 2013, driven down by financial tumult in Europe. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: A financial spin on The Game of Life

Parents are often looking for ways to teach their children to be good money managers. Michelle Singletary suggests a version of The Game of Life. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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For some, learning money management is complicated and foreign

Salt Lake County Library Services offers a free financial literacy program called the Family Prosperity Initiative designed to help refugees, immigrants and others better understand money matters. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Who will take Spain's crown? Euro 2016 down to final 4 teams

The European Championship semifinals promise mouth-watering matchups as the last four teams battle for a berth in the July 10 final and a chance to succeed two-time winner Spain. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Hot weather can mean high energy costs, but it doesn’t have to

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Hot weather can mean high energy costs as people across the country struggle to stay cool. Here are some ideas to beat the heat without breaking the bank. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Here's why low income families struggle to pay auto insurance

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Those judged to be of lower economic status pay higher auto insurances rates, according to a Consumer Federation of America study. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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When the neighborhood is owned by billion-dollar companies

Many of the single-family homes in the Piedmont Park neighborhood of Apopka, Florida, used to be owned by families — the Vargases and the Townes, the Pierces and the Riddles. Now, they're... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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A week after British vote, markets take stock

A week after Britain's shocking vote to leave the European Union, markets seem to have pushed the pause button. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Retrofitted bus provides studio for Native American artists

In this sprawling expanse of South Dakota badlands, dozens of families make ends meet by creating and selling earrings, paintings, decorated feathers, moccasins and other crafts. This community's... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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WWI soldiers mingle with commuters in artist's Somme tribute

British commuters were met by the eerie sight of World War I soldiers in uniform as they made their way to work Friday, the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight retires from board

Nike said Thursday that its co-founder and chairman Phil Knight has retired from its board and CEO Mark Parker has been named the new chairman. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Tesla wants to be the ultimate sustainable energy company, but investors aren't so sure

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Tesla Motors wants SolarCity so it can be the best company in sustainable, clean energy, but stockholders and investors aren't so sure they want this deal. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

Financial and materials companies led U.S. stocks sharply lower in morning trading Monday following another slide in European markets as investors grappled with the fallout of Britain's vote to... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout

Japanese and Chinese stocks rose Monday but other Asian markets declined, crude prices fell further and U.S. shares appeared headed for a lower opening as jittery traders watched for more fallout... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Financial Tips & Tricks: When is bankruptcy the best option?

Bankruptcy definitely has a negative stigma in our society. Why is that? Should bankruptcy ever be considered as a legitimate way to manage ones' debts? Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Costco begins new credit card agreement

Costco switches from American Express to Visa credit card accounts for its customers. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment

The United Kingdom's stunning vote to leave the European Union was driven by much of the same sentiment that fueled Donald Trump's insurgent march toward the Republican presidential nod: a... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Be thoughtful and proactive about choosing an exterior paint color for your house. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who charged that the central bank's policies to promote low interest rates have not boosted economic growth and... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Sturt & Nordstrom: The 5 fundamental attributes of your winning team

Does your team have what it takes to hit it out of the park? Your inspiration for this could come from an unusual place. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 1 in 3 on Medicare got commonly abused opioids

Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: Should you replace your car?

When people try to justify spending money that they don't have on something that they don't really need, they need to think about their financial priorities and what they hope to accomplish. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: You might not need life insurance if you're 'self-insured'

If you have enough money through your pensions, investments and savings, you may be what is known as “self-insured.” Read more »

June 21, 2016

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World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU

World stock markets jumped and the pound rallied Monday as polls suggested British voters will choose to remain in the European Union in a referendum this week, easing investor worries about a... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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10 years after housing bubble, damage lingers for minorities

When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Leaving rates alone, Fed sees ultra-slow pace of hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it foresees an exceedingly slow pace of interest rate hikes ahead — and is in no hurry to resume them. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Utah business, refugee leaders urge community to hire refugees

Utah business and refugee leaders urged Utahns to extend job opportunities to refugees during a business networking event Thursday evening held in Zions Bank's Founder Room. A new national report... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Changes in State Office of Rehabilitation Services keep the focus on helping people

The overarching goal of a plan to move the Office of Rehabilitation Services into the Department of Workforce Services is to deliver services to people with disabilities in the most efficient and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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'Hamilton' ticket prices are a lesson in supply and demand

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is blaming scalpers for high ticket prices, but the reality is that the only way to meet demand for tickets is to increase the supply. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Dave Ramsey says: Teach kids to be givers, savers, wise spenders

Financially speaking, as parents, we should want our children to grow to be givers, savers and wise, careful spenders. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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