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Beware scam potential when booking a hotel room, experts say

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:01am

Imagine booking your hotel reservations online, packing your bag, finally getting to your destination only to find there's no room for you.

Eye scans, fingerprints to eventually replace passwords, bankers say

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 8:42am

We're not quite saying good riddance to all of our passwords yet, but biometric scanning is going mainstream in the very near future, some banking reps say.

Beware 'regrooved' car tires, expert says

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jul 8th - 10:16am

Some people have found a way to give new life to old tires. The method is called regrooving, and it could be very dangerous, a tire expert says.

Wash new clothes before wearing, dermatologist warns

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:11am

Some dermatologists warn of possible risks of wearing new clothes without washing them first, including rashes, insects and diseases.

Eating crickets is catching on, Utah company says

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jun 10th - 9:54am

When a Salt Lake company first packaged edible cricket bars in 2012, it was a first-of-its-kind company. Three years later, it's competing against dozens of startups and may have products in thousands of stores by year's end.

Harmons' hand-painted signs sets grocer apart

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 8:28am

Many supermarkets have a goal to set themselves apart from the competition. A Utah chain aims to do that by creating personalities for its stores through art.

U. engineers say beam splitter could speed up computers, other gadgets

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 12:16pm

Computer and electrical engineers at the University of Utah believe they've opened the way to computers processing data thousands of times faster than they currently do.

Second opinion saves Riverton woman $11K on AC, furnace

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:18am

A Riverton woman received an offer for a low-price furnace and air conditioning tune-up, when her units were already working well.

Good time to shop for new car, expert says

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:20am

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off for summer.It's also one of the best times of year to go car shopping.

Prepare for hike in interest rates, experts say

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  May 18th - 7:52am

The Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record lows for over six years, but financial analysts warn that's finally going to have to end, and if you're not prepared, it could cost you.

Never checking your credit report is unwise, experts say

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:48am

A new report finds many Americans have never seen their credit reports, even though experts say checking the reports every year can prevent problems.

Young entrepreneur launches successful business

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:06am

Many entrepreneurs will tell you it takes a willingness to learn to become successful, and one Utah teen is proof that entrepreneurs come in all ages.

Flipping houses popular again, but more difficult

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 10:58am

The appetite for flipping houses has returned to Utah. However, fixing a home to sell for a quick buck has become a lot tougher.

Married drivers pay less for car insurance

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:20am

Getting married leads to significantly cheaper car insurance premiums.

Dumping pet fish into the wild harms ecosystem, experts say

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 9:49am

Some people are dumping their pet fish into the wilds, and it's causing much more harm than good. Even though a goldfish looks harmless, it's capable of creating ecological disaster, experts say.

What documents to shred, keep following tax season

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 8:58am

Now that the tax season has ended, this might be a great time to clean out your file cabinets. One of your most helpful tools will be a shredder, but what documents should go in and which ones should you keep?

Beware downside to longer car loans, experts warn

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 10:20am

If you're in the market for a new car, you might be tempted to take out a longer loan for lower payments. However, experts say a long-term loan can wreck your finances.

Right shopping apps can save money, consumer expert says

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 8:59am

More consumers are using their smartphones during their trips to the grocery store. The right apps can save time and money, experts say.

Self-driving taxis could save time and money, research shows

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Mar 30th - 8:53am

Most major car makers predict self-driving cars will appear in showrooms sometime between 2018 and 2020. Robotic cabs could change how many people commute.

It's illegal not to disclose NCAA bracket winnings to IRS

Bill Gephardt  |  Posted  Mar 25th - 3:34pm

You might be too busy wondering whether Utah can conquer No. 1 seed Duke this Friday to think about taxes. But whether it's $10 or $10,000, you need to plan on paying taxes if you win your office pool.