Today: July 29, 2015

5 Things from Annual Check-Up for Social Security, Medicare

Looking at the big picture, the financial health of Social Security and Medicare doesn’t appear to have worsened.

Wednesday’s annual check-up found that Social Security’s retirement trust fund has enough money to pay full benefits until 2035, a year later than previously projected. Read More

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Southwind Farms – Speaking on Business




Thanks to brothers Robert and Jerry Tominaga and Rod Lake, Idaho is gaining a reputation for specialty potatoes known as heirloom fingerlings (narrow finger-shaped potatoes used in gourmet dishes), sold through their company, SouthWind Farms. Read More

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Amazon Says ‘Prime Day’ Will Be Annual Event

Amazon says its “Prime Day” sale led to a sales surge and “hundreds of thousands” of new signups for its $99 annual Prime loyalty program. The company said it plans to make the sale an annual event.

Tied to its 20th anniversary, Amazon promoted Wednesday’s sale for weeks by saying there would be more deals than during the busy winter holiday shopping season. Read More

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Abbington Senior Living Community




The Abbington Senior Living Community in Heber City has been meticulous in figuring out how to best serve their customers. They provide guest visiting rooms, a theater room, hair salon, as well as scheduled transportation and on-call nurses. Read More

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How Exposed Are You to the Volatile Chinese Stock Market?

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The extreme volatility in China’s stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country’s mainline index have suspended trading of their shares.

Markets bounced back strongly Thursday after the Shanghai composite lost another 5.9 percent the previous day, meaning a 30 percent decline since peaking June 12. Read More

How Does the P⁄E Ratio Work?




The Price to Earnings Ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial measure that is tossed around a lot in the investment world. How does it work and how useful of a measure is it really? Read More

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Couples Aren’t Talking Enough about Retirement Plans

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Couples are worrying more about their retirement savings. Maybe they should start by figuring out how much they have saved in the first place.

When asked how much in savings they collectively have, or how much their partner makes in income, many couples get the answer to basic questions wrong, according to a survey for Fidelity Investments. Read More

What Are Balanced and Allocation Mutual Funds?

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While mutual funds provide investors with a relatively simple way to add variety to their portfolios, there are certain funds that combine the features of the different mutual fund categories to offer even more diversification. Read More