6 key financial steps to take after a layoff

6 key financial steps to take after a layoff

Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images 1. Take a financial inventory Among the first things to do if you lose your job is to take stock of financial resources at your disposal, according to financial advisors. Those may include other streams of income such as a partner’s salary, as well as emergency savings, company … Read more

Just keep your returns: Stores paying you not to bring back unwanted items

A customer exits from a Target store on May 18, in Miami, Florida. The chaotic mix of record fuel prices and an unending supply chain crisis have retailers considering the unthinkable: Instead of returning your unwanted items, just keep them. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — The chaotic mix of … Read more

‘Elvis,’ ‘Top Gun’ tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Austin Butler, from left, director Baz Luhrmann, and Tom Hanks pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film ‘Elvis’ in London May 31. (Vianney Le Caer, Invision, AP) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes NEW YORK — Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend … Read more

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest guilt

Wallace Reid purchases fuel for the vehicle he drives to make a living using ride-share apps, Wednesday in the Queens borough of New York. (John Minchillo, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes WASHINGTON — Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast … Read more

What are closing costs for home sellers?

A “for sale” sign and “sale pending” sign are pictured in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Salt Lake City ranks second in the nation for the largest increase in home-sale prices according to a recent RE/MAX National Housing Report. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes WASHINGTON — With the … Read more

Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

A ‘We’re Hiring!’ sign is displayed at Starbucks Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was up at 4am to prepare for a meeting when his company MacBook abruptly shut down. He later found out he was part of … Read more

What to expect in a typical recession

There has been a lot of chatter recently about the possibility of a recession. Yet what exactly does that mean — and what would a potential downturn look like? A recession is defined as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months,” according … Read more

Utah PGA Golf Pass offers prizes and benefits the state’s young golfers

Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes This summer don’t get stuck inside–venture out and enjoy the fresh air and beauty of Utah while also helping young people in your community. By purchasing the Utah PGA Golf Pass, you can explore Utah by playing golf at courses throughout the state while saving money and helping youths. The … Read more

Rail walk-out kicks off in UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Forty thousand UK Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators have staged walkouts over pay in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — A days-long rail walkout that is causing severe travel disruption across Britain could be just the beginning of … Read more

Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ is an ode to the Great Resignation

Beyoncé released a new single, “Break My Soul,” on Monday. The song references quitting a job and employee stress, alluding to the recent Great Resignation trend. Larry Busacca | PW18 | Getty Images The Great Resignation is part of the zeitgeist. If you need proof, just ask Beyoncé. The superstar singer’s new single, “Break My … Read more