Personal Finance - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/PersonalFinance Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah institutions teaching students to be personal-finance savvy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803330-79/students-credit-student-utah.html.csp Count University of Utah student Anna Drysdale among the group of younger Utahns learning to balance the responsibilities of life with a difficult academic and work schedule. The fourth-year English, French and German major is a full-time student and part-time worker who is struggling to balance the needs of working at the student newspaper with a heavy class load, all the while trying to earn scholarships so she can avoid taking out student loans. “I am running back and forth,” she said. “If I... Count University of Utah student Anna Drysdale among the group of younger Utahns learning to balance the responsibilities of life with a difficult academic and work schedule. The fourth-year English, French and German major is a full-time student and part-time worker who is struggling to balance the needs of working at the student newspaper with a heavy class load, all the while trying to earn scholarships so she can avoid taking out student loans. “I am running back and forth,” she said. “If I... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57803330@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:42:31 MDT Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57845322-79/apps-patients-smartphone-enables.html.csp Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here’s a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features: MedCoach • Includes feature to connect to your pharmacy to order refills. RxmindMe • From Walgreens. Offers the ability to easily export prescription information. Pill Monitor • Enables you email a log of prescriptions taken. Care4Today • From a unit of Johnson & Johnson. It includes options to monitor the medication use of l... Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here’s a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features: MedCoach • Includes feature to connect to your pharmacy to order refills. RxmindMe • From Walgreens. Offers the ability to easily export prescription information. Pill Monitor • Enables you email a log of prescriptions taken. Care4Today • From a unit of Johnson & Johnson. It includes options to monitor the medication use of l... 57845322@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:57:01 MDT Smart spending: Spring cleaning, homemade style http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822040-79/vinegar-clean-cleaning-findley.html.csp New York • With spring emerging from a seemingly never-ending winter, I wanted to clean my New York City apartment. But without cleaning products. I’ve been trying to eliminate unfamiliar chemicals and the consumer products stuffed with them from my life when feasible. So I got advice on how to clean without them from Cori Morenberg, the owner of the Ms. Green-Clean cleaning service in New York, and Mary Findley, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning” and a seller of green clea... New York • With spring emerging from a seemingly never-ending winter, I wanted to clean my New York City apartment. But without cleaning products. I’ve been trying to eliminate unfamiliar chemicals and the consumer products stuffed with them from my life when feasible. So I got advice on how to clean without them from Cori Morenberg, the owner of the Ms. Green-Clean cleaning service in New York, and Mary Findley, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Cleaning” and a seller of green clea... 57822040@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:12:02 MDT These tax return tips from the IRS will help ease filing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792360-79/return-irs-tax-numbers.html.csp Thousands of Utahns will no doubt be working on their taxes this weekend, since they are due next Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered some suggestions that last-minute filers can use to avoid common mistakes that can delay the processing of their returns. These include: • Mail a paper return to the right address. Paper filers should check IRS.gov or their form instructions for the appropriate address. • Take a close look at the tax tables. When figuring taxes using the tax tab... Thousands of Utahns will no doubt be working on their taxes this weekend, since they are due next Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered some suggestions that last-minute filers can use to avoid common mistakes that can delay the processing of their returns. These include: • Mail a paper return to the right address. Paper filers should check IRS.gov or their form instructions for the appropriate address. • Take a close look at the tax tables. When figuring taxes using the tax tab... 57792360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:58:01 MDT A first-time filer’s guide to taxes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758471-79/credit-tax-1099-file.html.csp Filing a tax return on time and meeting all the requirements can be daunting, particularly your first year at it. Whether or not you are required to file depends on a number of factors, including your filing status, age, type and amount of income you received and how much your employer(s) may have withheld in federal and/or state taxes over the year. If you have never filed taxes before, be sure to check with your parents about whether anyone can claim you as a dependent this year, that will aff... Filing a tax return on time and meeting all the requirements can be daunting, particularly your first year at it. Whether or not you are required to file depends on a number of factors, including your filing status, age, type and amount of income you received and how much your employer(s) may have withheld in federal and/or state taxes over the year. If you have never filed taxes before, be sure to check with your parents about whether anyone can claim you as a dependent this year, that will aff... 57758471@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:21:43 MDT Utah taxpayers who save can enter lottery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57739268-79/savings-refund-8888-enter.html.csp Who knew Utahns could participate in a lottery? Under a program called SaveYourRefund, those filing their taxes can enter the free lottery by using Internal Revenue Service Form 8888 to put at least $50 of their tax refund directly into an IRA, bond or personal savings account. They can enter to win at www.saveyourrefund.com. The grand prize is $25,000, but that drawing won’t happen until April. Three Utah residents have already won weekly drawings for smaller prizes after getting their taxes do... Who knew Utahns could participate in a lottery? Under a program called SaveYourRefund, those filing their taxes can enter the free lottery by using Internal Revenue Service Form 8888 to put at least $50 of their tax refund directly into an IRA, bond or personal savings account. They can enter to win at www.saveyourrefund.com. The grand prize is $25,000, but that drawing won’t happen until April. Three Utah residents have already won weekly drawings for smaller prizes after getting their taxes do... 57739268@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:56:03 MDT