Quantcast

Moneywise

Hate your cable provider? Soon there might be a new option

A new Internet service provider aims to compete with Comcast and Time Warner, beaming Internet to your home.

Dave Ramsey says: Find and follow the path to what you want

There’s one simple answer if the path you’re on isn’t going to get you what you want and where you want to be in life: Change the path. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

0 comments

Michelle Singletary: How to shop for enjoyable holiday gifts on a budget

How I long for the magical Santa days when my kids were thrilled with things from the dollar store. Here's what my husband and I do to stick to a holiday budget per child while also ensuring that... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

0 comments

FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

0 comments

Fear and loaning: Investors are running from junk bonds

The junk-bond market has something to really fear: fear itself. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

0 comments

Want to stop panhandling? Give out jobs not handouts

Many of the homeless in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are taking time off from holding a sign to do more rewarding work as day laborers for the city. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

15 comments

Most Americans are no longer middle-class

New research by Pew shows that, for the first time in four decades, most Americans are no longer middle class. It's just the latest signal of growing inequality of wealth in the U.S. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2015

52 comments

Many people don’t qualify for the kinds of jobs the tech industry creates

Recent research indicates that, although the tech industry is booming, it isn't producing jobs to replace those in the old industries that Silicon Valley is rendering obsolete. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

4 comments

What the new status of the Chinese yuan means for the global economy

The Chinese yuan was granted reserve currency status by the IMF last week, which will give greater trade advantages to the communist nation. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

3 comments

How do you help families still mired in the Great Recession?

State agencies and community organizations are asking what else needs to happen to help the benefits of a growing economy reach Utah families that need them most. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

7 comments

The agitators behind Dow, DuPont, Yahoo moves

Dow Chemical, DuPont and Yahoo didn't so much leap toward new corporate futures this week. They were pushed. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

0 comments

Should you start using mobile pay? Here's everything you need to know

There are more places than ever to break out a digital wallet to pay for the things you want. So which ones should you use and how safe are they? Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

0 comments

The key to improving the labor market's weakest link

The national unemployment rate hangs at a seemingly healthy 5 percent and the economy is steadily adding jobs. But what's lost in the statistics are the millions of working-age, despondent... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

6 comments

US household wealth in Q3 fell for first time in 4 years

The stock market's sharp decline in August and September took its toll on Americans' finances in the third quarter. Household net worth fell for the first time in four years. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

4 comments

New Argentine president promises major changes and honesty

Argentine President Mauricio Macri was sworn in Thursday, inheriting myriad economic problems from the often-divisive outgoing President Cristina Fernandez, who skipped the inauguration in a final... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

0 comments

Study: Binge-watching in your 20s could be rotting your brain

While curling up under a blanket to watch your favorite TV series may sound like the best way to unwind after a long day, science now suggests you could pay for your binge-fests later in life in... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

5 comments

Deadline looms for federal health insurance marketplace enrollment

With about five days to go before open enrollment to the federal insurance marketplace closes, more Utahns are opting for coverage there. And many of them can expect to save money, according to... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

1 comment

More than half of US renters older than 40, study says

The majority of U.S. renters are now older than 40, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash and an aging population. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

2 comments

Short-term payday loans viable option for consumers

Payday loans are an important option for people who need a short-term loan. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

21 comments

Santa's 'salary' climbing — up 4 percent this year

National Edition

If Santa were paid what's his job would seem to indicate, he'd be making decent money, according to Insure.com, which says his workplace value is rising. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

Small businesses in limbo as Congress debates tax break

Small business owners are on edge as they wait to see if Congress will approve a big increase in the tax break they get to buy new equipment. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

Gov't survey: Fewer Americans struggle to pay medical bills

For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Most of the progress has come among low-income people and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

2 comments

Police warn of parking lot gift card scam

Police are warning holiday shoppers about a scam that's found its way to the parking lots of some shopping centers around the state. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

US job openings slip in October; hiring, quits rise

U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in October, though overall hiring picked up and quits rose slightly, adding to evidence the job market is slowly improving. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

1 comment

Balancing act: Readers sound off on problems of open offices

I'm not the only one who sees downsides to the trend that has many of us working in offices with open floor plans. Many readers also struggle with the noise and distractions that accompany such... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

Dave Ramsey says: Be careful with giving friends money

Ask yourself if you believe deep down in your heart that giving this guy $1,000 would truly be a blessing to him or if, by doing it, you’d be acting as an enabler and basically just funding... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

Michelle Singletary: Empower someone with a holiday gift of knowledge

I'd like to recommend a list of personal-finance titles that would make good holiday gifts and possibly change some lives for the better. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

0 comments

Another month of solid US hiring clears way for Fed hike

The U.S. economy generated another month of solid hiring in November, making it highly likely that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows this month. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

5 comments

Planning a Christmas party? 3 more home design areas to address for holiday entertaining

Having the ultimate entertaining house that functions just as well on special occasions as it does every day will make the quality of life for the holidays just a little bit brighter. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2015

0 comments

Renovation Solutions: Navigating the great move vs. remodel debate

When your house isn’t working for you anymore, the great debate begins: Do you move or remodel? There are many factors to consider. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

0 comments

As IRS budget shrinks, so does the number of audits

National Edition

The treasury's inspector general has urged the IRS to audit only the wealthiest taxpayers. The agency's budget is at a 10-year low and is turning to unconventional methods to bring in revenue. Read more »

Dec. 5, 2015

11 comments

Alorica hosting job fair in Magna

Alorica, a provider of outsourcing solutions, announced that the company will host an open house at its Magna location to fill 600 technical support and management positions. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

0 comments

A new Wall Street is being paved in Silicon Valley

National Edition

Google entered the financial technology market this week with Google Compare, the latest endeavor in the trend of the financial industry losing its ground to tech-oriented startups. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

0 comments

Question mark for Nov. jobs report: Did pay growth continue?

As the government prepares to issue the November jobs report, a key question remains unanswered: Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay? Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

4 comments

Health care spending grows, but Utahns still spend the least

Federal data released Tuesday shows Utahns spent less on health care than any other state last year. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

6 comments

Census: More single moms falling below poverty line in Utah

More single mothers are falling below the poverty line throughout Utah and the U.S., including almost 38 percent of single moms in the state, according to new Census data released Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

16 comments

Small retailers get creative when holiday sales turn slow

e Thanksgiving weekend behind them and the big final rush of holiday shopping still to come, independent retailers have to get creative to bring customers in during the slowest part of the season. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

0 comments

Jobs report's big question mark: Will pay growth continue?

Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay? Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

3 comments

Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

A technology company that tracks online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

0 comments

White House rezones poorer areas to generate economic mobility

National Edition

Federal economists are targeting land-use restrictions, which they believe hurt the middle-class, reducing residential mobility. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

4 comments

Can you put a price on parent-child quality time? This son did

National Edition

Annoyed that his mom didn't give him her full attention when on the phone, this son issued his mom a ticket, demanding a large sum of money to make up for lost quality time. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

3 comments

Governor proposes pay raise for state liquor store workers, better retail service

The governor's office wants to give state liquor store employees a pay raise to boost flagging morale and reduce turnover after its latest review of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

6 comments

Everything you need to know about year-end tax breaks

It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

0 comments

Can #GivingTuesday succeed at becoming universally celebrated?

National Edition

Since 2012, nonprofits have sought to make Giving Tuesday a day of philanthropy in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

0 comments

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip

The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

3 comments

GM, Fiat Chrysler sales up in November, but Ford was flat

November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

0 comments

Balancing act: Build better balance by volunteering in the community

No matter what you do or how you do it, I hope you’ll consider volunteering. You not only will feel the joy that comes from helping others but also will find that service becomes an important... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

0 comments

Michelle Singletary: Plan for money and meaning in your retirement

When we talk about "retirement," it's assumed that word means not working at all. But that's not the case for many people. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

1 comment

Dave Ramsey says: You can have a wedding without debt

How do you have a wedding without debt? It’s really simple. You have a wedding with the money you have. There’s nothing wrong with small, inexpensive weddings. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

3 comments

More young women are living at home now than in 1940

National Edition

At no time since the 1940s have this many young women lived with their parents or other relatives, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Young men are living with folks, too, but not... Read more »

Nov. 29, 2015

3 comments

David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom: Don't forget to thank these 6 people at work

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and found the six people at your workplace you must thank — now and year round. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

0 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives