Finance/Investment

Survey finds Idaho population gaining steam

Jan 12th, 2016 | By

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal For the second year in a row, a national study has found that more people moved into Idaho than out of the state. United Van Lines, a full-service moving company, has tracked its customers comings and goings for the past 39 years. In 2015, Oregon once again topped its
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US stocks sink on North Korean bomb claim and China worries

Jan 6th, 2016 | By
Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday as investors fretted about signs of belligerence from North Korea and more weakening of China's economy, which pummeled energy companies.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Marley Jay AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday as investors fretted about signs of belligerence from North Korea and more weakening of China’s economy, which pummeled energy companies. The losses were broad, and the Standard & Poor’s is on pace for its lowest close since October. KEEPING SCORE: The
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Managing Money — Local high school students take financial literacy course

Jan 4th, 2016 | By
Pocatello High School teacher George Asboe, second from left, stands with a handful of the first-trimester graduates of the EverFi Financial Foundations financial literacy program sponsored by Citizens Community Bank. From left are Jacob Zerba, Jose Rosas, Tanner Wrigley (back), McKynzie McCrady (front), Savannah McGonigal, Kelsi Shawcroft and Deina Rodriguez. (Submitted Photo)

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com POCATELLO — A new financial literacy course at Pocatello High School is preparing students for their transition into adulthood by using an interactive web-based format. The Financial Foundations program produced by EverFi at PHS is sponsored by the Citizens Community Bank in Pocatello. The course takes students through a number of
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Money Talks

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Dave Ramsey

You can catch up later Dear Dave, I work in IT, and I recently learned that I’ll be losing my $88,000 a year job at the end of February. We’re debt-free, except for our home, and we have a full emergency fund in place. The problem is we just cash-flowed one daughter’s wedding, and we’ll
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The holiday home sales awaken

Dec 29th, 2015 | By
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The home at 5973 Rancho Digueno in San Diego has a Christmas tree at the foot of the stairs on Dec. 8.

SAN DIEGO (TNS) — Wendy Rader would have preferred to buy a home before the holiday season, but it just didn’t happen that way. The retired teacher decided in March to sell her Pacific Beach condo because she wanted a home with a yard for her 4-year-old dog, a Maltese mix named Sparkle, and was
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Beware of IT phishing scams

Dec 29th, 2015 | By
Dale Dixon

By Dale Dixon I admit, I’m suspicious of just about every unexpected email I receive, especially anything with any variation of the phrase, “We’ve detected a problem with your (insert account/computer/software/app here).” Sometimes, those emails are legitimate. My bank really did email me once to say my account had been compromised and I should reset
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Global shares make modest gains, capped by weak oil prices

Dec 29th, 2015 | By

TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Europe made modest gains Tuesday as Asia recovered from an overnight drop in oil prices and a sell-off in Shanghai. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.9 percent to 10,746.55 while France’s CAC 40 also rose 0.9 percent to 4,658.51. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.4 percent higher to 6,257.15. Wall Street looked
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Holiday scam alert: gift card cautions

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
Dale Dixon

By Dale Dixon I do not like to give gift cards to people. I may be alone, but giving a gift card doesn’t feel very creative and forces the recipient to shop at one place. I think, “Why not give cash?” Nonetheless, there’s a reason gift cards are so popular, and if you will buy
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End-of-year donations

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By
Deseret Industries, a nonprofit that runs thrift stores and offers job training, generally receives its highest number of donations just after the Christmas season.

By Vanessa Grieve Deseret Industries sees the highest number of donations just after the Christmas season. Brooke Yates, the marketing manager for Deseret Industries, believes people donate for the tax write-off and to support the nonprofit’s work. The nonprofit accepts donations year-round. But the end of the year causes people to think about giving and
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IRS posing phone scams

Dec 14th, 2015 | By
Dale Dixon

By Dale Dixon   Your phone vibrates in your pocket. You take a look. A Florida area code is calling. You don’t even know anyone in Florida, but, some phrase about curiosity and cats, you answer it.   Dead air.   Cue official sounding voice, complete with full name, badge identification number and the big
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