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Is Being Single More Expensive?

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one's nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.

The Wages of Living

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I'm all for decreasing people's dependence on government programs -- they diminish the inherent, well-earned pride of full-time work. But we have to start paying them for their work first. It's hard to make a living when the "makers" make the laws.

9 Jobs That Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. What Obama didn'...

Minimum Wage Hike a Key Ingredient for Economic Recovery in New York

Jeffrey Furman | Posted 03.12.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Furman

Many companies stress the importance of "teamwork" as a vital practice for the success of their business -- and yet, far too many businesses hesitate to ensure that the values of collaboration and reciprocity are reflected in their pay scales as well.

5 Crazy Ways To Survive The Financial Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business

On Friday, President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders to work on a "fiscal cliff" compromise, but no deal had been reached as of happy hour...

You May Be Surprised By List Of The World's Most Expensive Cities

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

In a sign that the global economy is shifting, a recent list of the world's most expensive cities contained some surprises. A new cost of living su...

And The Most Affordable City To Live In Is...

CNBC | Colleen Kane | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

From CNBC: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released their third-quarter data for 2012, in which they rank 304 urban area...

Not Everyone Who Makes $250,000 a Year Is Rich: Why the Cost of Living Matters

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

The inherent problem with allowing the Bush-era tax cuts expire for Americans earning more than $250,000 a year -- let's call them $250k+ Americans -- is that not all $250k+ Americans are created equal.

The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

LearnVest | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you hand over $4 for a fancy coffee? Do you have an internal rule for how much is too much to spend on shoes?

The Latest Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Is It Accurate?

Dana Bell | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Dana Bell

Social Security's benefits are modest by virtually any measure, but vital to the millions of seniors, people with disabilities, and survivors who rely on them. The annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) is not a benefit increase, but a part of the basic benefit.

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...

You Can Still Make It... If You Know Where To Live

Marcus Baram | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Marcus Baram

The American dream may be more out of reach, but it's not impossible to achieve.

Why You're Not Actually Poor

LearnVest | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money
LearnVest

I am sick of hearing about the trials and tribulations of the middle class.

A Six-Figure Salary Isn't Going To Make You Rich

Bankrate | Craig Guillot | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

One hundred thousand dollars. Since the 1980s, the magical "six-figure" salary has been a benchmark for financial success. Not too long ago, that inco...

Cost Of Living Flatlined In June

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices were flat in June as the cost of gasoline dropped, offering some relief for cash-strapped Ameri...

Don't Worry, Bob, You'll Be Fine for Custard Creams

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.10.2012 | World
Christina Patterson

If Bob Diamond wants a new thing to worry about, he might start worrying about this. He doesn't seem too keen on politicians, but he might want to listen to one he would, in a select committee, call "Nick."

Facebook Pays Interns $75,000 -- Big Deal, So Do We

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 09.01.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Recently, the Facebook headlines were about the company paying interns, as well as some entry-level talent, $6,000 a month or about $75,000 per year. The news certainly caught our attention.

The Best Bang For Your Buck Cities In The U.S.

The Fiscal Times | Leah Konen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

The Fiscal Times “Go where the jobs are” may be considered sound business and financial advice in the current economy, but what if “where tho...

The Extra Costs Today's Parents Face

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Being a parent is more expensive than ever. How much more can American families take?

The 10 Worst Cities For Renters

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Money

When it comes to housing, renting is in and owning is out. Though mortgage rates are at record lows, a number of factors are pushing more American...

The Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expatriates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise. That's because a huge number of ...

Here's What You Paid More For Last Month

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 06.13.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Gas prices rose more slowly in March, keeping overall U.S. inflation mild. The consumer price index rose 0.3 percent in March, the...

Alexander Eichler

You Won't Believe How Many Older Women Can't Pay Their Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Every day, more of America's older women reach retirement age -- and then struggle to pay for the simplest things. Among all women in the United St...

Everything You Need To Know About Renting

Investopedia | Jean Folger | Posted 03.23.2012 | Money

Renting property rather than owning is an option for many people who are not yet ready to settle down, who will be living in an area only temporarily,...