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The In-Betweeners of a Broken System

Ashley Schmidtbauer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Ashley Schmidtbauer

You want to know how the working poor really live? My husband works an average of 50 hours per week just so we can barely make it paycheck to paycheck. We are the in-betweeners. Not making enough to live "comfortably" -- but not "poor" enough to get any assistance either.

4 Key Steps in Taking Control of Your Spending

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

Budgeting is like exercising for many people: We know we should do it, and we really want to, but after a long day, it's pretty much the last thing on...

Will Your Free Credit Score Soon Be on Your Bills?

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants banks, particularly credit card lenders, to provide consumers with their free cr...

Lawmaker Reading and Understanding of Legislation Is Highly Overvalued

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

In a lawmaking utopia, legislators might read and understand every piece of legislation before voting on it. And in this place, the most grandiose to the most banal of statutes would receive thorough consideration by each chamber and undergo inspection down to the last detail.

Super Mario Comes Through Late In Bills' Thrilling Win

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 12.20.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- When the Buffalo Bills needed the ball back, Mario Williams knocked it loose. Williams forced a ...

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

Bills Batter Joe Flacco

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 11.29.2013 | Sports

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso and the rest of the Bills' defense handed Joe Flacco one of the worst games of his career on Sunda...

Terrell Owens on Financial Loss, His Life Coach, Donovan McNabb, Retirement and Going Pro in Bowling

Graham Bensinger | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with Terrell Owens, eight years after our 2005 interview that resulted in his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bills QB Slips, Injures Knee

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Quarterback Kevin Kolb's chances of earning the Buffalo Bills starting job were nearly upended by a wet and slippery rubber ma...

Hall Of Fame QB Battling Cancer

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Jim Kelly intends to deal with the cancer found in his upper jaw bone much like the Hall of Fame quarterback has approached many...

WATCH: Bills RB Analyzes SpongeBob

Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

Bills running back C.J. Spiller is 25-years-old and headed into his fourth NFL season, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying some quality children's...

'This Guy Really Delivers'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

With apologies to Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is dead and can't sue me, I live in the House of the Three Gables. When the vent in the main one, the Clark gable, was gone with the wind after a recent storm, my wife, Sue, asked me to fix it.

Feeling The Heat

Posted 02.24.2013 | Sports

By Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post The NFL is a fickle business. One minute you’re standing near the mountaintop shaking hands and accept...

Are Short Bill Titles a Form of Deceptive Advertising?

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

In this age of tweets and texts, shorter is better. Short titles may serve useful purposes in that they could facilitate discussion and reference to legislation, but such titles often serve another perhaps less noble purpose.

Bills Lets Go Of Head Coach

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Chan Gailey didn't work out after three losing seasons, leaving the Buffalo Bills looking for their fifth head coach since ...

LOOK: What's So Special About This Bill?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.16.2012 | Money

Talk about inflation. A $5 "brown back" national bank note from 1882 just sold for an eye-popping $101,790, according to Bonhams. The bill bare...

Bills Tight End's TD Celebration Fail

Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports

The Buffalo Bills can't even celebrate a touchdown without something going wrong. Late in the third quarter with St. Louis leading 7-6, Ryan Fitzp...

Medical Bills & Minors: What You Should Know | Posted 02.09.2013 | Health News

By Gerri Detweiler It's bad enough to owe medical debt you can't pay. But what if you're young and being hounded by collectors for medical bills that...

Bills Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — With his job security in question, Ryan Fitzpatrick came through with one his most complete performances of the season. Fi...

Give Thanks This Football Season

Alyssa Jung | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

I'm worried the Bills will end up with a record that inaccurately reflects what this season could have been. But instead of languishing in our misery, let's give thanks for what we do have.

Bills Fail to Pull Off Post-Bye Week Win

Alyssa Jung | Posted 01.05.2013 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

Two weeks ago, I swindled my brother into "writing" my Titans-Bills recap for me. This week, following that 21-9 loss to the Texans, my dad offered up free "inspiration," either because he too wants a shot at the spotlight or because he knew that beneath my unusually calm post-game demeanor lay roiling turmoil.

Buffalo Bills = Broken Hearts

Alyssa Jung | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

In typical Bills fashion, this team let a very attainable win (and by attainable, I mean Buffalo waited until the last second to let victory slip away) evaporate.

The Medical Debt Crisis Isn't Going Away... Deal With It | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money

As tens of millions of Americans are paying off medical bills over time, the potential for damaged credit is great. Many government agencies are beginning to take notice. Unfortunately, the consumer credit reporting industry is fighting efforts for consumer protection every step of the way.

Woman Receives Outlandish Electric Bill

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

Pauline Danton normally spends around $130 each month on her electric bill. But the British retiree's latest bill weighed in at a whopping $23,000 ...

Bills Pull Off (Stressful) OT Win

Alyssa Jung | Posted 12.16.2012 | Sports
Alyssa Jung

Conclusion of the week: The 19-16 overtime win over Arizona was a very Buffalo-esque game and OTs still wreak havoc on my life.