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Is Puerto Rico America's Greece?

The current predicaments of Greece and Puerto Rico have been a long time in the making. No single policy or economic agreement is to blame, but the difficulties involved in both situations are likely to negatively impact many people, creditors and debtors alike. Unfortunately, regardless of the resolutions, it is probable that the poor will suffer most.

July 20, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Read a real newspaper, get ink on your fingers, save the world

Take a look at your fingers. Are they darkened with news ink? I didn’t think so. We have got a problem.

July 14, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Other Views


What it takes to make inequality a national priority

Inequality is a phenomenon that humans have dealt with for millennia. No society has been able eliminate inequality and it’s unlikely to ever disappear completely. In the US, inequality has become an increasingly popular topic in the media as different groups advocate for higher wages or additional benefits. A recent poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS suggests the majority of Americans believe the gap between rich and poor in the United States is getting larger.

July 13, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


To Your Health – When Caregivers Need Care

The extraordinary feats of our mythical superheroes, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America, pale in comparison to the strength, stamina and compassion of our real life, unsung heroes: family caregivers. While caring for a loved one is expected of close family members, the daily life of a caregiver can be one of sleepless nights, unceasing anxiety and unrelenting strain and stress. While caregiving is to be celebrated, it often comes with a cost.

November 21, 2012 | Oscar Wright, Ph.D. United Advocates for Children and Families | Other Views


Practical Money Matters – Benefits For Military Families

As we honor our Armed Forces this Veterans' Day, let's also acknowledge the financial challenges they and their families often face, both while in service and after discharge. Fortunately, service members needn't go it alone: Many tax benefits, social services and financial assistance programs are available to help.

November 07, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


For Your Information - Recognize And Support Area Caregivers

November is America's National Family Caregivers Month, a time set aside by presidential proclamation to recognize and celebrate the nearly 66 million family caregivers in our country. These individuals, who include spouses, parents, adult children, friends and neighbors, tirelessly assist loved ones with a disability, serious illness or limitations of aging. Caregivers serve quietly and selflessly every day in homes, assisted living centers, hospitals and other places from cities to rural settings.

October 31, 2012 | Rick Carson CEO, Right at Home Modesto | Other Views


Money Management – Avoiding Family Business Conflicts

There are 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States, according to Family Enterprise USA. These companies often unite family members behind a common purpose, but conflicts can arise when professional and personal lives overlap.

October 17, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


For Your Information – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The story of a generation's worth of progress in the breast cancer movement is being told through the eyes of breast cancer survivors, researchers, community health workers and advocates as Susan G. Komen for the Cure offers a "31 Days of Impact" web storytelling series to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 10, 2012 | Nancy G. Brinker CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure | Other Views


Practical Money Matters – Stemming The Tide Of Junk Mail

Here's more than you ever wanted to know about junk mail: Each year, direct mail creates 10 billion pounds of solid waste in the U.S. and costs local communities more than $1 billion in collection and disposal expenses – not to mention putting you at greater risk for identity theft if you don't shred personalized mailings before tossing.

October 03, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


For Your Information – Bypassing Business?

We have closely followed the hearings and options presented for the future location of the North County Corridor (Oakdale Bypass).

September 26, 2012 | Richard Hagerty Burchell Nursery, Inc. | Other Views


Environmentally Speaking – Transportation’s Green-Tech Fail

Ethanol as government energy policy has been an economic and environmental bust. There's little debate: it inflates motor fuel prices, while compromising the environment. And that was before this summer's drought reducing corn and wheat supply. President Obama is under pressure from all sides to waive the ethanol requirement for less expensive fuel and food.

September 19, 2012 | Robert L. Bradley, Jr. Institute For Energy Research | Other Views


Money Management – Common Small Business Mistakes

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a small business is one that employs fewer than 500 employees, a definition that applies to a wide swath of companies. In fact, the SBA says that small businesses account for 99.7 percent of employer firms, making them a significant sector of the economy.

September 12, 2012 | Bill Spaniel California Society Of CPAs | Other Views


Practical Money Matters - Social Security Statements Online

Until last year, Social Security sent taxpayers an annual personalized statement showing a complete record of their taxable earnings as well as estimated retirement, disability and survivor benefits based on those earnings. Unfortunately, budget constraints brought put an end to those yearly mailings.

September 05, 2012 | Jason Alderman Financial Advisor | Other Views


For Your Information - Keep Athletes Safe On, Off Field

Basketball and bicycling rank highest for injuries among recreational sports, causing 1.5 million accidents per year.

August 29, 2012 | Courtesy Of NewsUSA | Other Views


For Your Information - Sizing Up Water Woes

Water ‑ and how to protect it in the face of worsening drought conditions ‑ is now a hot topic across America.

August 22, 2012 | Pam Solo President, Civil Society Institute | Other Views


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Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving

Anonymous giving is something we rarely talk about. Some might argue the nature of the topic makes it elusive; it is intrinsically invisible. Another reason ...

August 25, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Winning war on poverty demands shifting focus to fighting unemployment

In 1964, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war. Not a foreign war to be waged against another country fought with soldiers, tanks and bombs, but ...

August 20, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Crowdfunding lends to need for financial literacy

Money makes the world go ’round. And because so much of what we all do revolves around money — making it, spending it, saving it and ...

August 11, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


How to address the Mediterranean refugee crisis

The European Union is in the midst of a crisis of conscience. From their headquarters in Brussels, EU leaders have spent years promoting a brand ...

August 10, 2015 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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