February, 2016

This Leap Year, Don’t Be Caught Dead Without . . .

February 29th, 2016

Most years you go to bed on February 28 and you wake up and it’s March. Not this year, because there is a February 29. You get an extra day and that’s quite rare – it only happens every 1,461 days. Something else that’s rare is having all your [...]

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U.S. Experienced Overall Improvement in Unemployment Averages for 2015

February 26th, 2016

According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates decreased in the majority of the U.S. in 2015.  As a whole, the U.S. average was 5.3 percent for the year, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points from the 6.2 percent rate the [...]

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Utah Consumer Attitude Index Rises Slightly as Confidence in Current Conditions Remains Cautious

February 23rd, 2016

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) increased 0.1 point to 105.8 in February. Increasingly positive perspectives regarding the present circumstances of the economy led to this slight escalation, but were counteracted by dipping expectations for [...]

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How to Save Money by Staying on a Budget

February 19th, 2016

Financial expert tell us that everyone should have an emergency savings fund equal to three to six months of expenses – that would be $10,000 or more for most households. However GOBankingRates reports 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. [...]

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VITA: Relief from Taxing Returns

February 18th, 2016

  It’s everybody’s favorite time of year: tax season. For some, the prospect of collecting a large return after a year’s worth of maximum contributions is an exciting one indeed—especially after that pricey holiday trip to Maui. But for others[...]

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