Cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier.
A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Are you working more or less because of the World Cup? Seems there may be benefits to watching the world's game. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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A list of the most livable small towns in 2014 has just been released by the website Livability , and Heber City, Utah, has made the cut. To qualify, a town must have a population of less than... Read more »
One of the original restaurants at The Gateway will serve its last meal in Salt Lake City early next month. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced Tuesday it will be closing its Utah location... Read more »
People have so many clothes they sometimes don't know what to do with them. But cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier. Read more »
You don’t use life insurance to leave an estate. It’s a bad idea. You leave an estate by saving and investing. Read more »
According to a new survey, a low salary isn't the most likely factor that will cause someone to leave a job. Rather, a lack of support from managers and limited work-life balance are the real deal... Read more »
Menus at restaurants are full of clever ways to get people to spend more money and to buy the most profitable items. Read more »
New research puts American teens at the lower end of the spectrum for financial literacy. Research sparks debate over education reform. Read more »
CustomerContactChannels, a global provider of customer contact strategies and solutions, is announcing plans to grow its Salt Lake City operations. The company plans to hire as many as 1,000 new... Read more »
Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate registered at 6.1 percent. Read more »
Editor's note: This list originally ran on HSH.com. It has been reprinted here with permission. First-time homebuyers are crucial to healthy housing markets because they enable existing... Read more »
While home ownership is not a lone silver bullet to creating a thriving middle class, favorable mortgage terms are an important factor in middle-class success. Read more »
About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »
With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »
Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »
If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »
Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »
I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an annual report tracking how much time Americans spend, on average, on various daily activities. Read more »
Building a new home? Be sure you ask the vital questions. Read more »
Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »
Baby boomers and millennials have had different experiences in the recovery from the recession. Read more »
More Americans believe this is the best time to find a quality job since anytime before the recession. Read more »
Does it surprise anyone to learn that demand for personal trainers goes up in the summer? Read more »
Only 30 percent of Americans still live in the town where they grew up, and such relocation is largely influenced by the hope for a better job. Read more »
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