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Hillary Follows In FDR's Footsteps

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton made it clear that she expects the rich to foot much of the bill by demanding hefty tax hikes on them. She added the final FDR touch to her big spending plan by promising to plop the legislation on Congress' table within her first 100 days in office.

Six Ways to Encourage Good Saving and Spending Habits in Your Children

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

How often do you discuss money with your children? If your answer is "not often," you're not alone. A recent study from investment firm T. Rowe Price ...

Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools

Bob Williams | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

The Kansas Supreme Court is threatening to shutter schools across the state - unless the legislature shells out another $38 million in K-12 funds. If the legislature fails to appropriate these additional funds, the state high court will put a hold on $4 billion in school funding as of July 1, invariably triggering widespread school closures.

How I Lived Without a Credit Card for 25 Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Lucy Mueller, Contributor In 2015, shortly before turning 26, I opened my first credit card. It was a Capital One Platinum MasterCard, for which I...

Spending Cuts and Tax Reform: Not 'Heads' or 'Tails'

Bob Williams | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

State fiscal reform is not a matter of choosing "heads" or "tails." The tax-cutting, starve-the-beast approach alone cannot sufficiently control the growth of government, either on the state or federal level.

Teach Money Skills to Your Middle Schooler This Summer

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most 12-to-14-year-olds I know are pretty busy over summer break. They're active with sports, their friends and for many, their first odd jobs around ...

Mindful Spending Part 3: What Are Your Top Three Financial Goals?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, It's hard to believe we're already in Week 3 of our Financial Cleanse. If you're just hearing about it, the Financial Cleanse is a 30-d...

Mindful Spending Part 2: Do You Know How Much You Spend per Month?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.09.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Here's where the rubber meets the road. Compare your total monthly spending to your monthly income. Subtract your monthly expenses from your take-home pay. Are you in the black or the red?

Mindful Spending Part 1: Do You Know Where Your Money Is Going?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Recently, I participated in a 30-day food cleanse. It took discipline and control, of course. But I came away from the experience feeli...

How Much Money You Need to Live Comfortably in the 50 Biggest Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer Unless you're tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your city's cost of living or your own sp...

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...

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.

21 Ways the Rich Waste Their Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Lia Sestric, Contributor Oh, if only you could get rich quick. When you're rich, you have more money than you know what to do with. But unfortunat...

20 Outrageous Purchases That Led Kanye Into Debt

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Michelle Smith, Contributor According to Forbes, Kanye West averages $1.1 million a night while touring and has raked in about $72 million befor...

Literally Every Sentence In This Ted Cruz Quote Is Misleading Or False

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Health care got some attention in Saturday night’s GOP presidential debate. And when it was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s turn to speak, he started by cat...

Sharing Money Problems with Kids

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect their home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.

How a Missing Wallet Inspired a Spending Diet

John F. Sweeney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
John F. Sweeney

My wallet slipped out of my jacket pocket as I snoozed on a recent early morning flight from New York to Washington, DC. I only realized it was missing when I tried to pay the cab driver who picked me up after I landed in Washington.

The Debt Ceiling: A Monkey in a China Shop

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

The United States currently functions without a debt ceiling. Legislation in November suspended it through March of 2017, and it should stay gone. O...

Utilize Credit Without Accumulating Holiday Debt

Kali Hawlk | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

The idea of "holiday debt" suggests that spending and debt go hand in hand. But spending isn't inherently bad, and neither is credit. Money is meant to be used -- used in a smart, responsible, and thoughtful way.

5 Things to Do With an Unexpected Inheritance

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether it comes from a generous friend, relative or outside source, an unexpected financial windfall can be a life-changing blessing... or a very tough money lesson.

5 Ways to Give: How We Can Be Difference Makers

Adam Davis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Adam Davis

One of the goals I had when I went full-time entrepreneur was to be a giver. I was raised by my parents to never brag or be boastful, and I we shouldn't brag or gloat about our finances, but this is to spell out how I overcame a negative period in my life.

Do You Make These Holiday Money Mistakes?

Diane Passage | Posted 12.03.2015 | Money
Diane Passage

If you don't typically budget for the holidays, you might not even realize the hefty spending you've done until it's over. Planning is key for keeping your spending on track. Whether you budget or not, watch out for these holiday spending blunders:

Must-Pass Spending Bill No Place for Controversial Riders

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

The parade of outrageous riders that have been attached to appropriations bills so far reflects just how far Republicans will go in trying to hold a must-pass spending bill hostage to unpopular, ideological measures.

5 Great Ways to Save During the Holidays

Dave Austin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dave Austin

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.

U.S. and Canada Need Two-Way Super Partnership

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Canada faces existential challenges that should be addressed. In the spirit of politically-incorrect Donald, here a few major ones, not necessarily in order of importance.