What does data analyzed by AP and surveys about families and their rising student debt load show?
Many researchers, but not all, think that allowances are a good way to teach children the importance of budgeting — but they need to be accompanied by frequent conversations with their parents. Read more »
Today I've got a question for the experienced parents out there. It's simply this: How do you do it? How can you be a good, involved and watchful parent while also letting your children grow,... Read more »
The Labor Department, directed by the Obama administration, is proposing that more advisers, when giving retirement investment advice, put their clients' best interest first. Read more »
You know how I always tell people to budget their money? You can do the same kind of thing with your time. Read more »
Gas prices in Utah and the rest of the West may still be higher than the national average, but that trend is expected to change in the not so distant future. Read more »
One of the most common fears of remodeling is a project snowballing out of control. The common budget problems can be avoided. Read more »
As Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to Washington this week, the outlook for relations is decidedly murkier than when he hosted President Barack Obama at their last summit... Read more »
The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging... Read more »
The startup Raise.me's new scholarship program allows students to earn money for college based on their high school accomplishments, and students are cashing in. Read more »
In an increasingly cashless society, people rarely worry about losing track of their spare change. But financially savvy spenders say that's the wrong attitude to have. Read more »
We tried to plan a vacation that we thought was most important for our family, but turned out to be far down the priority list. Exposing our planning and specifics of our household budget to our... Read more »
A much-discussed part of the Republican debate Wednesday night was candidates discussing who they'd like to see on the $10 bill, and changes made to bills have spurred discussion in the past. Read more »
Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities fell again in July as China, the biggest foreign owner of U.S. government debt, cut back its holdings. Read more »
For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero. Read more »
UPS said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season. Read more »
A recent question from a reader provides an opportunity to talk about gift-giving expectations for all occasions. Read more »
Utah currently boasts one of the most robust and fastest-growing economies in the nation, having added thousands of new jobs in just the past year alone, and is among the leaders in employment... Read more »
I'm a big believer in the benefits of breaks. I see them as little opportunities to build work-life balance in the middle of a day at the office. As such, I was interested to read the results of a... Read more »
Only after our increasingly interdependent global economy stabilizes and inflation inches toward the targeted annual rate of 2 percent should the Fed consider raising interest rates. Read more »
Most of the time, as long as you’re financially ready for such a big investment, buying a house is a good move. But if I’m in your situation, and I’m not sure if it’s a... Read more »
After two merger plans were announced in July, some physician associations are now railing against the proposals they say would raise prices for patients. Read more »
Gaining fame for what we do is a common human desire. How can you become famous for your work without adding a celebrity persona? Read more »
Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school,... Read more »
According to a recent report, financial literacy can't be taken for granted, even among highly educated individuals. Is the largest generation in U.S. history poorly equipped to deal with assets... Read more »
Only 20 percent of students choose a private college education, but surprising discounts and burdens brought on by a public education make it a reasonable choice. Read more »
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Warehouse clubs can offer shoppers significant savings on all sorts of items. But don't make the mistake of shopping without a plan. Read more »
Tipping is an everyday issue, one that becomes all the more important during the holiday season. Here's a guide to tipping all year long. Read more »
Sometimes quitting a comfortable position is exactly what you need to do to advance your career. Read more »
A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission. Read more »
At some point along the way we all apply for credit. How can one be certain they are in the right condition to optimize the credit experience? Optimization in this case means getting the best rate... Read more »
Canceling a credit card doesn’t erase a person’s entire credit history, and it doesn’t erase their credit history with that company or their card, either. Read more »
I had hoped that increasing awareness of the problem of workplace bullying would lead to a decrease in its occurrence. A new survey, however, makes me believe that has not happened. Read more »
World stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. Read more »
Inside Volkswagen's only U.S. assembly plant there's little hint of the diesel emissions cheating scandal embroiling the German automaker around the world. Sparks fly off robotic welding arms, new... Read more »
A currency hitting historic lows. Unemployment at a five-year peak. Consumer spending in the dumps, and a grinding political crisis that's frozen leaders' ability to push through Congress measures... Read more »
U.S. and global stocks rose in midday trading Monday after a gloomy jobs report last week led investors to expect that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a... Read more »
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