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Congress Should Act to Reduce Child Homelessness in 2017

Douglas Rice | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Douglas Rice

As Congress begins work this week on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 2017 budget, it should place a high priority on meeting the president's request for $88 million to fund 10,000 new housing vouchers for homeless families.

Patently Absurd Logic On Budget Deficits and Debt

Dean Baker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

The fact that the deficit hawks can scream endlessly about the horrible interest burden on our children, but don't even seem to notice the costs being imposed by patent and copyright monopolies, suggests that they are not really concerned about our children's well-being.

10 Student Travel Tips I Wish I'd Known Earlier

Isabel Leong | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Isabel Leong

From whether you should take the plunge to study abroad during your summer holidays, to actually being out there and making the best of your overseas ...

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

The Fair Tax: Illinois Cannot Get "Out" Without It

John Bouman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
John Bouman

The "Fair Tax"--an income tax system under which people with higher incomes pay a higher tax rate and people with lower incomes pay a lower tax rate--...

How I Paid Off Over $12,000 in Debt in 10 Months

Alyssa Johnson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Alyssa Johnson

Shortly after I started dating my husband, I knew we were going to get married, and that got me thinking about my financial situation. I was in debt, and I did not want to bring that to our marriage or saddle my husband with debt that was all my fault.

Paul Ryan May Already Be Changing His Mind (On The Budget)

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

If you were looking for proof that Speaker Paul Ryan can sometimes back down from a promise, look no further than the budget. With GOP leadership now ...

10 Ways to Win at Budget Travel

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You booked a dream vacation and ended up spending way more than you expected. What happened? Yes, it's your vacation and you should make the most of i...

Extroverts Would Be Happier If They Spent Money This Way

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 04/08/2016 11:00 AM EDT on LiveScience Money really can buy happiness — if you buy things that "match" your personali...

7 Ways Money Controls Your Wedding Planning

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

At the end of the day, while most of us got started and stayed in this industry because we believe in love (and really good parties), it is a business. This saturated market is full of people that have to pay bills, just like you.

April Starts the SNAP Cutoff

Ed Bolen | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Ed Bolen

Thousands of the nation's poorest people began losing SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) on April 1 due to the return in nearly two dozen s...

GOP Moderates Plot Way Out Of House Budget Mess

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

As House Republican leaders look for a way out of the ongoing budget standoff, moderates in the GOP conference have cooked up a potential way out of t...

Creating a Clear Statement of Work: Avoid 'Scope Creep'

Janet Odgis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Janet Odgis

For designers and clients, 'scope creep' is an all-too-common challenge. Whether or not requirements and goals are firmly established from the outset,...

10 Things You Won't Learn While Backpacking

Sierra Donahue | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

Nothing feels like freedom quite like knowing you're carrying everything you need on your back, passport in hand, ready to adventure. As great as backpacking is, there's a few things it definitely will not teach you. Sorry, vagabonds. You'll just have to save these 10 lessons for home.

A Corporate/Billionaire Austerity Budget, or a People's Prosperity Budget?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Dave Johnson

You've heard people ask, "How come they can come up with a couple trillion dollars to invade Iraq, or hundreds of billions for corporate tax cuts, but say we're broke when we need to fix our infrastructure so pipes don't contaminate children with lead poisoning?" The answer is that the priorities of our current rigged "system" lead to choices like these by our current Congress.

5 Tricks To Saving Money While Traveling

Alicia Barnes | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Alicia Barnes

There's a magic about not knowing what could happen when you're on vacation -- a special kind of wonder that makes meeting new people and getting outside of your comfort zone thrilling.

When Politics Attack Your Plate

Val Wagner | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Val Wagner

Some political posturing that's occurring in Pennsylvania has recently received the focus of my attention. Gov. Tom Wolf has used his line-item veto power in order to eliminate all funding for the state's agricultural research and extension programs

What is Your Survival Budget?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

We are all living different lifestyles, some spending more than others, with a monthly budget that is made of several categories.

How to Score Free Travel Accommodation

Sierra Donahue | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

No, don't worry, you read that title right. We're diving into territory uncharted by most part-time tourists and nine-to-fiver vagabonds.

10 booking hacks to score the cheapest hotel

Sierra Donahue | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Sierra Donahue

Hotels are the traditional travel retreat - classic, cozy . . . and often expensive. Luckily, there are many ways to score great deals on hotels fo...

How to Do Oahu On a Budget

WHERE | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
WHERE

If you have a sweet tooth you'll want to stop by Leonard's Bakery just outside of Waikiki in Kapahulu for its famous malasadas. Located in Hawaii since the early 1950s, Leonard's Bakery serves up these sugarcoated Portuguese donuts daily.

The Danger From Appropriations Riders

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

This spring, the greatest threat to the American people on the legislative calendar likely will come from appropriations -- the process for funding our government -- and the danger may be greater than it has been in previous years.

Can Paul Ryan Find A Way Out Of The House Budget Mess?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a marathon markup session lasting nearly 10 hours, the House Budget Committee narrowly advanced a spending blueprint late Wednesda...

Everything You Need to Design Your First Budget

SALT | Posted 03.16.2016 | College
SALT

One of the most important steps in taking control of your finances is designing a personal budget -- whatever your age or financial know-how. When you...

House Conservatives Say No To Republican Budget

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Monday night they would not support the federal budget deal proposed by House Republican leaders...