Today: March 29, 2015

Saving Made Simple: Services That Stash Cash Automatically

Sit back, relax, and save some money. Two mobile services are making it easier to build your savings without giving it much thought. Acorns and Digit automatically transfer small amounts from your checking account to a savings or investment account. … Read More

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Can We Count on Social Security?

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Social Security can be a sensitive subject. Many are deciding what role it will play in their retirement plan, while others wonder if they will receive any social security at all. Eric Jacobsmeyer is a Senior Wealth Strategist with Zions Trust and is here to help us understand more about social security and what we can expect from it, now and in the future. Eric holds a Certified Financial Planner designation and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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The Road Home: Stepping Out of Homelessness




Each night over 700 people are housed at the Road Home, but the goal is more than providing shelter. The Road Home helps individuals and families off the streets and back into the community. Read More

Don’t Want NSA to Spy on Your Email? 5 Things You Can Do

More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government’s digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.

That’s according to a new survey from Pew Research Center, released Monday. A main reason for the inertia? Pew researchers found that a majority of those surveyed don’t know about online shields that could help boost privacy or believe it would be too difficult to avoid the government’s espionage. Read More

When Can My Spouse Collect Social Security Benefits?

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Social Security retirement benefits have many important facets that need to be understood before making your retirement plan. One of these features is spousal benefits. Maria Recto, Vice President Wealth Advisor from Zions Wealth Advisors, gives us some guidance on how spousal benefits work and points out a couple of aspects you may want to think about when considering how it will affect your bottom line. Read More

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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Boise Fry Co.’s Success




Boise Fry Company’s mantra is “natural, local, and whenever feasible, organic products”. With their signature fries, this is certainly the case. Learn more about the not-so-great lengths that this truly Idahoan Company went to procure their potatoes.
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How New Changes by Credit-Reporting Firms May Affect You

The three big credit reporting agencies are making changes that could help steer some consumers clear of the credit dog house.

Data collected by the agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion on hundreds of millions of people are used to create credit scores. Those scores can determine who gets a loan and how much interest is paid on it.
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