Category Archives: Economy


Gaining financial independence

Guest post by Richard Gray With Independence Day coming up, many are thinking about the “American Dream” and financial independence. Although many think of their personal finances, if you’re a business owner you’re probably thinking about your company. You may … Continue reading

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Buy your own building

Guest post by Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bank of American Fork Since coming out of The Great Recession, business owners and individuals are increasingly aware of the way debt can be harmful. However, debt can also be … Continue reading

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Steady growth in 2013

Guest post by Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bank of American Fork Now that the U.S. has enjoyed three years of uninterrupted—though slow—economic growth, it’s a good time to look at the economy and see what the current … Continue reading

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SWOTing Your Resolutions Out of the Park

Guest post by Richard H. Tyson, President, CEObuilder The early months of any year bring about new resolutions and commitments, both on a personal and organizational basis. Many resolve to get healthier, to learn new things, to be kinder or … Continue reading

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Basic Strategies for Simplifying Your Financial Life

Nine ways to eliminate clutter, organize accounts and streamline how you manage your money Courtesy of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation There are many reasons to organize and simplify your financial life. Eliminating clutter, saving time and reducing stress are … Continue reading

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Finish your holiday shopping in five minutes

Didn’t get all your holiday shopping done on Black Friday? Shopped out? Finish your shopping for everyone on your list in five minutes. A VISA®Gift card is the perfect present for any child, spouse or friend. VISA® Gift cards allow … Continue reading

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Bribing Kids to Work Hard in School: Does It Work?

Christopher’s 11-year-old son Nathan was at the kitchen table working on a math worksheet—rounding numbers up and down. It was a fairly simple assignment for the sixth grader, but he was struggling to concentrate and buckle down to get the … Continue reading

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Measuring ROI: Using the Net-Present-Value Approach

Guest post by Jon Allen, Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of American Fork The goal of financial management in a company is to maximize the value of the company’s stock.  Managers need ways to determine whether a project being considered will … Continue reading

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Utah Economy Faring Better Than Nation

Guest post by Dale Gunther Economists know that Utah typically grows more rapidly than the nation after recessions, and this recovery is no exception. While other states in the nation still struggle with lackluster economies, Utah’s is burgeoning, as evidenced … Continue reading

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Trade Your Commercial Lease for Ownership

Guest post by Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bank of American Fork It’s no secret that the past few years have seen drastic changes in the real-estate market. Those looking to sell property face an uphill battle with … Continue reading

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