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Tech Matters: What to look for when buying a refurbished laptop

For many, buying a refurbished laptop is more than a way to save money, it’s also good for the environment, and with persistent component shortages and shipping delays, buyers may find a better selection. But buying a refurbished device comes with its own set of challenges that must be ...

Sunday Drive: Spring in Southern Utah with a BMW coupe

With spring finally arriving in Utah the first week of April, it offered us a chance to spend a few days in St. George during our week with the new generation of the BMW 2. However, it was mostly for the sake of getting to take an extended road trip in “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” and ...

Fischer: What to do with the ‘bird’ house for soon-to-be empty-nesters?

We collect birdhouses. As a Realtor, I thought it would be more economical than collecting people houses, but it has arrived at the point where this may no longer be true. Last weekend, we found a retired woodworker who custom builds birdhouses. These particular homes are intricately designed ...

Tech Matters: Small businesses may underestimate threat of cyberattack

Today’s small business owners are grappling with an overwhelming menu of challenges, including supply chain issues, rising inflation along with the fear of recession, labor shortages and the ongoing impact of COVID. So it may not surprise you that cyberattacks rank at the bottom of their ...

Sunday Drive: New Genesis GV70 pulls all the right levers

If someone would have told us a couple of years ago that we would have the opportunity to drive a vehicle that would basically work from our fingerprint after entering that vehicle, we may have thought they were a little crazed. However, if they would have then told us that it would come from ...

Fischer: They don’t make ’em like they used to

“They just don’t make things like they used to.” Last week, I was touring a listing and came across the furnace. “Wow, how old is this baby?” I asked. He told me it was original. “As in, 1946?” I was stunned. This furnace indeed was functioning, albeit with cacophonous effort, but ...

Tech Matters: Tech for backyard gardeners

Smart homes have become commonplace, with apps and hardware that connect your household systems — heating and cooling, lighting, security and appliances — for better energy management and remote monitoring. But did you know you can bring those same principles to your garden? From simple ...

Layin’ It on the Line: Market volatility and stress

You’ve worked hard all your life, played by the rules, only to have most of your nest egg wiped out due to something you could never have controlled. For most of us, this would be devastating and possibly life-changing! For most pre-retires and retirees, the No. 1 concern is fear of running ...