Category Archives: Economy


Invest in Yourself with SBA Loans

Guest Post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp Could your business benefit from the still-low commercial real-estate prices? Let me tell you about one business that did. Recently, one of Bank of American Fork’s small … Continue reading

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What JP Morgan’s $2 Billion Blunder Tells Us About Too-big-to-fail

Guest post by Dale Gunther A little over a month ago, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon announced a $2 billion trading loss. The cause? Complex derivatives on credit default swaps—the same instruments that were a major cause of the … Continue reading

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Improve Your Personal Savings Rate

Guest post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp When the economy was hard hit in late 2008, consumers began to worry about their future. With unemployment rising and investments faltering, many began to get serious … Continue reading

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Freddie, Fannie Expand Forbearance for Jobless Homeowners

Government-sponsored enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both recently announced expanded forbearance programs for unemployed homeowners that cannot afford mortgage payments. Beginning February 1, 2012, Freddie Mac is giving mortgage servicers the authority to offer up to one year of … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for a Better 2012

Guest post by Dale Gunther I recently read this excerpt from Time magazine: “The U.S. economy remains almost comatose. The slump already ranks as the longest period of sustained weakness since the Depression. The economy is staggering under many ‘structural’ … Continue reading

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Improving Economy is Best Christmas Gift

Guest post by Dale Gunther If anything is true about history, it is that it repeats itself. And just like the Great Depression in the ‘30s and the 10 economic downturns since then, this recession will come to an end. … Continue reading

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Small Businesses are Happy with Their Bank. Are you?

Despite the angst against banks that has been seemingly rampant as reported by media, there is one segment of the population that is satisfied with their banks: small businesses. A J.D. Power and Associates report released a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Go Local with Community Banks

As many of the nation’s consumers consider switching banks, Bank of American Fork is reminding them that now is a good time to join the “go local” movement by banking with  their local community bank. By doing so, consumers will … Continue reading

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Free Business Seminar: Effective Negotiation

CEObuilder Forum: The Art of Highly Effective Negotiation Presented Katie Liljenquist, assistant professor at BYU’s Marriott School of Management Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 Event details are as followed: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon – Presentation 12 noon to 1 p.m. … Continue reading

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Minimize Risk, Maximize Return

Guest post by Soltis Investment Advisors In recent years of dramatic market swings, the need for managing risk has become more apparent than ever to investors.  Many of the world’s most prominent investors have long advocated that appropriately handling risk … Continue reading

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