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VIDEO: 'We Just Spent $125 On Ice Cream Cones!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Laura Zigman

Because it's that time of year again, when a family of four has to take out a second mortgage to pay for ice cream cones!

Austerity or Accuracy? Why Seniors Need a CPI-E

Max Richtman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Max Richtman

Our nation faces an impending retirement crisis yet rather than address that issue head-on; Washington is instead proposing cuts to the only guaranteed source of income for many retirees, Social Security. It simply makes no sense -- unless your true goal is austerity not accuracy.

The 10 Most Expensive States In America

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Life is most expensive for people living in Hawaii, New York and Washington, D.C., and cheapest for those in South D...

Washington, D.C. Is Truly America's Paris

Rachel Ryan | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC
Rachel Ryan

"What's the point of a reverse commute?" I asked. "You're paying sky-high rent to live in New York, only to leave every day and spend an hour commuting to work outside The City."

African Americans Chained by President Obama's CPI Proposal

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

During the last election cycle Al Sharpton said, "It's not about Obama, it's about your momma." Now that the administration has released its 2014 budget, which includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare, African Americans must now face the bitter reality that it's literally about Obama and our mommas.

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?