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Tech Matters: Netflix is changing – What we know

We knew the end of password sharing would happen this year, but we didn’t know exactly when or how it would work. Last week, Netflix posted a change to its sharing policy but has subsequently said that it was a mistake and removed the text. However, the post may shed light on how Netflix ...

Layin’ It on the Line: What are the surrender penalties in an annuity?

Surrender, in the context of annuities, refers to the act of terminating the annuity contract and receiving the remaining value of the contract in a lump sum, rather than receiving future payments. Surrendering an annuity may result in a surrender charge, which is a fee imposed by the insurance ...

NWAOR: 5 questions about Utah’s housing market

After 2022’s sudden spike in mortgage rates and the subsequent slowing in the real estate market, many Utahns are wondering what they should expect for housing in 2023. Jim Wood, Ivory-Boyer senior fellow for the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, answered many common questions during a Jan. ...

Fischer: Renters beware – Read the lease to avoid predatory practices

Three phone calls in one week from three different clients addressing one common theme nearly obligates me to address this topic. Although I can usually take a hint, this particular coincidence seemed more of a hard shove rather than a gentle pull. Clearly, the public needs to be warned. The ...

Tech Matters: The future of filling prescriptions is here

Amazon has officially entered the pharmaceuticals distribution market as its invitation-only Amazon Pharmacy program opened to the public Tuesday. A new offering under its Amazon Prime membership program, members can add RxPass for an additional $5 per month. The monthly add-on fee includes ...

Layin’ It on the Line: What is tax deferral?

Tax deferral is a strategy in which you delay paying taxes on income until a later date. This can be achieved through investment in certain tax-deferred accounts. Your investment earnings grow tax-free in these accounts until you withdraw the funds. At that point, the withdrawals are taxed as ...

Sunday Drive: New Infiniti QX60 is just the right amount of everything

Christmas came a few days early for us this year when we received a new 2023 Infiniti QX60 to drive during the holiday week. The QX60 was introduced last year with a complete redesign of the vehicle, and we love the new look and feel of this mid-sized SUV. The QX60 is based upon the same ...

Me, Myself, as Mommy: Weighing the pros and cons of a school voucher program

Hypothetical ... let’s say my kids finally agree to take out the smelly kitchen trash for me, but before they do they dump a few handfuls of wet garbage around the house, creating a whole new problem. This is similar to the Utah House voting to give teachers an annual bonus of $6,000, but ...

Fischer: Taking the Realtor’s OLDCAR for a spin

Today I would like to introduce several uses for the OLDCAR. As an article on the subject of real estate, I would first and foremost preface this by the assurance that we will not be discussing this as a housing option. Secondly, I would also acknowledge that, under normal circumstances, a ...