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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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Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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A chip on the old card: Americans will soon see a new patch of technology on their familiar charge cards

Stores in North Jersey and around the country are gearing up for the next generation of credit cards, and consumers can expect to see changes in checkout aisles and in their wallets in coming months. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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How the World Cup impacts workplace productivity

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Are you working more or less because of the World Cup? Seems there may be benefits to watching the world's game. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

After more than a decade of eluding phone calls, a Brighton Heights man said his experience with a third-party collection agency hired to recoup his student loan debt went from marginally annoying... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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John Hoffmire: How do we think about poverty?

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Is it possible to eradicate poverty? The answer to this question seems to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Deseret News National Edition: Video games and PTSD, the Ulster project and wage theft

This week’s Deseret News National Edition looks at how video game technology is helping veterans battle PTSD, discusses how the Ulster Project is uniting youths and visits the set of a movie... Read more »

June 29, 2014

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Beware of 'low-risk' investments, experts say

Financial fraud has been an increasing concern in Utah, particularly when it involves preying on seniors. Last year, the Utah Division of Adult Protective Services investigated 1,816 financial... Read more »

June 28, 2014

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10 tips most first-time homebuyers don’t consider

It’s been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we’ve learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. Read more »

June 27, 2014

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How much is quitting your job worth?

For an employer, there are few things worse than dealing with a worker who doesn’t believe in the company mission. So much so, in fact, that certain companies are willing to pay such... Read more »

June 27, 2014

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What does your smartphone say about you and your financial status?

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iPhone or Android? The answer may not be as clear as it once was. And it may not be about style, but rather your economic status. Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: How design-build remodeling works

The process of remodeling has changed, with design-build being the new normal. Because it is widely used, it is important to understand the process and how it came about. Read more »

June 27, 2014

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Graduating? These financial pros would like a word

Robert Minasian has a simple message for his two adult children, both of whom recently left college behind: Save as much money now as you possibly can. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Want to know the worth of college? Just look at those who didn't go

The worth and practicality of a college degree is being questioned with increasing antagonism, with many highlighting mounting student debt as a reason to doubt the necessity of higher education. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Applications for US unemployment benefits dip

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs. Read more »

June 26, 2014

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Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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5 everyday ways parents can save money

According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year, the average cost to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 is expected to be $241,080. Read more »

June 25, 2014

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Report: Consumer attitudes improving in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index climbed 2 percentage points to 98.3 from May to June, regaining some of last month’s 6.6-point decline. The index has improved 10.4 points over the... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Whether to buy new or used depends on your finances

As your money situation improves, you’ll be able to buy more new things. The price of “new” will become a smaller percentage of your financial world. Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Balancing act: Daughter looks forward to lessons of first 'real' job

My oldest daughter just landed her first "real" job at a sandwich shop near our home. At age 16, she's already much wiser than I was as a teen. So I thought I would ask her a few questions about... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

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Robbers at gas stations and convenience stores could learn something from many American employers about how to make money against the law. Wage and overtime violations by employers cost Americans... Read more »

June 24, 2014

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Retirees resume their moves to less taxing climes

Steven Ramos, a retired letter carrier, estimated his cost of living would drop 80 percent when he moved from New York to a rental community in central Florida. Read more »

June 23, 2014

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