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How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

Cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier.

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Ready for a rainy day: Utah lauded for approach to managing volatility

In a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts published Tuesday, Utah receives high marks for management of revenue volatility. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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New guidelines on job discrimination could help many pregnant workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Study: US millennials buying homes later

Don't blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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What a young girl can learn from Utah women about STEM education and careers

Here are the stories of four women who are succeeding in STEM fields and the lessons they can teach about succeeding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Debt Adviser: Get debt down with balance transfer?

With a credit score of 715 to 730, you should qualify for a credit card with a much lower interest rate. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Consider economic factors of new opportunities

The problem is that the Silicon Valley area is one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. Still, if it weren’t for the cost of living argument, it would be a no-brainer... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Balancing act: Lessons in work-life balance show in many faces

The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me. For example, I have recently seen such lessons both in the faces of old... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Audit: Utahns undertaxed $100M since 2006

A recent audit of Utah's property tax system revealed a miscalculation that caused property owners in the state to be undertaxed by more than $100 million since 2006. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

Susan and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Tiny houses big with consumers seeking economic freedom

Doug Immel recently completed his custom-built dream home, sparing no expense on details like cherry-wood floors, cathedral ceilings and stained-glass windows — in just 164 square feet of... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Society thinks life ends after 55 years of age, but this 82-year-old proves that it's actually just beginning

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An 82-year-old woman is getting the chance of a lifetime to have her own art exhibit. But she's just one of many older workers stepping into the workforce. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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3 cool energy-saving home improvements for summer

Summer has finally arrived, which means you're going to feel hotter — some days a lot hotter than others. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Gray gambling: How gaming impacts seniors

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Casinos are a favorite stop for seniors and can build their sense of control and self-concept. But are there other problems with gambling that should be considered? Read more »

July 11, 2014

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GOED announces incentives for 500 new Utah jobs

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced approval of two tax incentive packages that could bring 500 new jobs to Utah. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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More part-time jobs not a good sign, some economists say

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The surge in part-time jobs — both voluntary and "involuntary" — is not necessarily a good sign for the economy. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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How to consolidate federal student loans for free

Debt-relief agencies are charging borrowers big money to consolidate their federal student loans. In truth, federal loan consolidation is a free right that the government offers to all borrowers,... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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US unemployment aid applications fall to 304,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, driving down the level of applications to nearly the lowest in seven years. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Farmers markets to accept food stamps

This year, 19 farmers markets in Utah will be accepting food stamp benefits, including seven markets accepting them for the first time. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Hope comes from the most unexpected places for these minimum wage workers

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A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society? Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Providing free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses

In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn’t think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Cheap ways to enjoy the sunshine (or hide from it) this summer

Every summer I solemnly swear that I’m going to spend the next several months in the water, yet I never do. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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