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Good News on Employer Premiums Is More Evidence of a Dramatic Economic Change for the Better

Jason Furman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Jason Furman

It is striking to note that if even as little as one-third of the recent slowdown persists, then, by 2023, national health expenditures would be $1,200 per person lower than if cost growth returned to the prior trend.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

Do You Need to Simplify Your Portfolio?

Women & Co | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Women & Co

How many financial institutions do you have investment accounts with? If you take more than a few seconds to answer, you probably have too many.

What Long-Term Care Will REALLY Cost You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Most Americans aren't even thinking about it, but the numbers say we should be. While the costs and the means to pay for long-term care can be daun...

If We Can Take Children to Work, Why Not Have a Stay at Home and Care For Elders Day?

Michele Weldon | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Michele Weldon

From waitress to CEO, the issue of childcare is messy, costly and crucial. Elder care is just as critical and worrisome

LOOK: How Much It Costs To Raise A Child Today

VisualNews.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
VisualNews.com

According to some striking data presented in TurboTax's latest infographic, the average American can expect to spend between $200,000 - $500,000 on their child during the first 17 years of their young one's life.

Are Construction Costs Driving Up College Tuition?

Felix Salmon | Posted 02.16.2013 | College

Andrew Martin has a very long, and not particularly illuminating, article about college indebtedness in today's NYT. The title of the piece is "Colleg...

Catherine New

Prepaid Cards Have A Short, Expensive Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

Short-lived and high-priced. Such is the life cycle of a prepaid card. Consumers only use a card for six months on average before moving on to anot...

How Much Do We Value Our Values?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

And perhaps the greatest impact religion has had on the world is that it helps us move the discussion of values from "costs and benefits" to "right and wrong."

Stagflation Risk and What This Means for Stocks

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the outlook for growth continues to deteriorate, whilst the price for goods and services remain stubbornly high, the risk of stagflation returns. This would be a tough scenario, where policy options tackling one of these issues would only worsen the other.

WATCH: How One Farm Will Keep Going After Hurricane Irene

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"I didn't have time to think about being scared." On August 28th, hundreds of farms in upstate New York were destroyed by massive floods caused by Hu...

The U.S. Debt Ceiling: The How, Why and What Could Happen?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Mirroring issues in the EU, a problem of debt cannot be solved by yet more debt. With the threat of a downgrade looming, any rise in interest rates could make the situation worse, hitting the tax payer and U.S. exporters.

Do it Yourself Health Care Reform

Dave Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Chase

In the past, health care costs weren't a big enough impact on the bottom line for business to worry about. That has changed. Many are at a breaking point, and I believe the prescription is a do-it-yourself approach.

Beyond The $1 Trillion To Care For Vets, Emotional Cost Is Huge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than nine years of war in Afghanistan and seven in Iraq have so far cost America nearly 5,800 lives lost in combat, close to 40,000 wounded and m...

Contractor Deaths Exceed Military Deaths In Iraq, Afghan Wars

ProPublica | T. Christian Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, the first time in history that corporate casualties have ...

Pakistan Flood Aid

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Why I Don't Ditch College: An Entrepreneur's Opinion

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tyler Mahoney

Simply running the tuition numbers and telling people to be an entrepreneur in no way makes up for the personal development and career advantages you can gain by attending college.

RNC, DNC Monthly Reports Detail Lavish Spending

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee sta...

Guantanamo Bay Cost: $500 Million In Renovations Since 9/11

The Washington Post | By Scott Higham and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first public accounting of how much has been spent on the base since the first detainees arrived in January 2002, The Washington Post obtained ...

Breast-Feeding Benefits, Cost: Study Says 900 Lives And Billions Of Dollars Could Be Saved Annually

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women fed their babies ...

Paul Krugman Debunks Health Care Reform Myths

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Health reform is back from the dead. Many Democrats have realized that their electoral prospects will be better if they can point to a real accomplish...

21% Cut to Medicare Will Create Two-Tier Health Care System

John W. House, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. House, M.D.

If Congress allows the 21% cut in Medicare payments to physicians then many physicians will choose to stop seeing Medicare patients.

Public Health Care Spending To EXCEED Private Insurance Spending In 2011

Wall Street Journal | PETER LANDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time, government programs next year will account for more than half of all U.S. health-care spending, federal actuaries predict, as the ...

New York Times: Lobbyists Fighting Last Big Plans to Cut Health Care Costs

New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the health care debate moves to the floor of Congress, most of the serious proposals to fulfill President Obama's original vow to cur...