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A Showdown Over Policy Riders Could Still Trigger a Shutdown

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Now that Congress has agreed to an overall budget for the next two years and raised the debt ceiling until 2017, and the U.S. House of Representatives has a new speaker in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the early conventional wisdom is that Washington has finally and mercifully turned the corner on governing by crisis.

Get Financially Fit to Buy Your First Home

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.13.2015 | Money
Bob Stammers

While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.

Rand Paul Is Right On Defense

William Hartung | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Restricting the Pentagon to its core missions, rooting out waste in the department, and using force as a tool of last resort is an approach that conservatives and liberals alike should be able to support. Rand Paul deserves credit for putting this issue on the agenda.

How Budget Shenanigans Put Clean Water Rules In Jeopardy

Chris Espinosa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Chris Espinosa

Congress should pass a clean omnibus bill free of ideological riders, especially those attacking clean water rules that ensure our lifeblood -- our drinking water -- is healthy for generations to come.

A Stronger Case for Restoring Housing Vouchers

Douglas Rice | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

Interim results from the first rigorous, large-scale evaluation of alternative strategies to reduce homelessness among families with children found that vouchers sharply reduce homelessness and housing instability, and do so much more effectively than the other interventions.

Paul Ryan's Plan For A Budget: Let Every Republican Decide

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a plan to avoid a damaging fight over government spending, but it was not clear Thursday that i...

"Women on the Run" May Face More Struggles Due to Court Backlog

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
B. Shaw Drake

The backlog leaves many women in a state of legal limbo for years, separated from children and loved ones and unable to move forward with their lives. On average, they will wait three years for their case to be resolved.

Paul Ryan Threatens To Use Power Of The Purse Ahead Of Potential Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) left the door open on Tuesday to allowing controversial riders to be added to a forthcomi...

Guess What Time It Is? Time to Develop Your 2016 Business Budget

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time cru...

Paul Ryan Mad About Budget Bill His Staff Helped Write

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday morning that he hadn't seen the new bipartisan budget deal and that the secretive process used to c...

Boehner Defends His Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presumed next speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will get the "clean barn" that departing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ...

Paul Ryan Wants to Shut Down the Government, Permanently

Dean Baker | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Unless reporters give Ryan a pop quiz, they really don't know what he knows about the budget, but they do know what he says. In addition to wanting to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, Ryan has indicated that he essentially wants to shut down the federal government.

N.C. Budget Eludes Low Income Earners

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Mousa Alshanteer

The misguided belief by Governor McCrory, and the state legislators who applauded him, that "our economy is improving" may be the basis of a biennial budget, and its attendant legislation, which will further undermine the complete realization of an economic recovery for all North Carolinians.

Defense Veto Opens Door to Ending Pentagon Slush Fund

William Hartung | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

This is a fight about what happens in the future, not the present. By implying otherwise, the president's opponents are playing politics with defense, the precise thing they have (wrongly) charged the administration with doing.

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.

Thinking Beyond the California Comeback: A Roadmap for Broadening Economic Opportunity and Security

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Achieving economic security -- affording the basics, withstanding a job loss or weathering other life uncertainties and planning for the future with college or retirement savings -- relies on access to thriving communities.

Act Now to Save on Holiday Gifts - Before Halloween

MoneyTips | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business

It may be annoying to see Christmas displays in stores before Halloween, but that does not mean that early shopping for Christmas presents is a bad idea.

The Best Airfare Deals For Winter 2015

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy Virgin America The odds are in your favor this winter, as these warm-weather destinations a...

The GOP's Stance on Mental Health Makes Gun Reform Impossible

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even given the policy analysis failures of Trump's positions, other leading Republican contenders for the presidency are far more clearly referring to mental health as an excuse to dodge gun control rather than develop a functional system.

The 1 Huge Thing Missing From the GOP Tax Plans So Far

Gene Marks | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Unfortunately right now we've only seen the revenue side from the Republican candidates. What about the expense side? How do we know if the tax revenues proposed are sufficient? What expenses will be cut?

3 Simple Tips On How To Save Money

Quora | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business

Making a million is easier than saving a million. I remember the day I called my mom and told her that was specifically the day I had earned my first million.

8 Warning Signs That You'll Never Save Money For Travel

Mirna Segal | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Mirna Segal

I hear lots of people talking about how they wished they could save money to travel or they wished they didn't have so many bills. Maybe they're banking on winning the lottery to get them going.

Everything You Need to Know About Finances in Your 20s

Avelist | Posted 09.25.2016 | College

Everyone's different. Different personalities. Different goals. As with everything else, having a healthy financial life can look different for everyone. To find the budget style that's best for you, start by writing down all the elements of your finances:

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Air Miles

WHERE | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel

By Jamie Lowe for WhereTraveler We sat down with airline rewards program experts to dig deep and find the tricks of the trade concerning airline re...

5 New York Fashion Week Brands You Can Actually Afford to Wear

GoGirl Finance | Posted 09.25.2016 | Women
GoGirl Finance

There has been a change in the air at Fashion Week in recent years as more cost-friendly retailers have been invited to participate as they up their quality and participate in collaborations with high end designers.