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Do Republicans Really Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one argues that the government shouldn't be more prudent with its money, but a balanced budget amendment does almost nothing to address the underlying problems that lead to wasteful spending.

Household Debt Is Still Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

A consensus seems to be forming that U.S. consumers have cleaned up their balance sheets enough that they're ready to stuff themselves with debt all o...

Recession Still Devastating American Households

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Rese...

Mom's In Charge When It Comes To Family Finance Talks

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty

BOSTON -- Who's better at getting a family to talk about money matters, mom or dad? Taking sides probably won't make for a harmonious Mother's Day cel...

Living With Mom And Dad Can Have Negative Effects On Economy

WSJ | Phil Izzo | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

By Phil Izzo of the Wall Street Journal More people are living with family amid high unemployment rates and a slow economy, but while the phenomeno...

William Alden

Americans' Net Worth PLUNGES, Erasing This Year's Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans' net worth plunged in the second quarter of this year, new data from the Federal Reserve show, erasing the gains of the previous two quarter...

Would Your Kitchen Pass A Health Inspection?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Could your kitchen at home pass a restaurant inspection? New research suggests that at least one in seven home kitchens would flunk t...

Shahien Nasiripour

Unemployment Rate Drop Is Good News But It's Likely To Rise Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The surprising drop in the unemployment rate released Friday may seem like good news, but experts expect the rate to rise in the months ahead. Among ...

This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The broken nature of America's immigration system is deeply felt during the holidays by millions in the United States who long to be reunited with their loved ones.

5 Secrets Conventional Cleaning Product Manufacturers Don't Want You to Know

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

These products were meant for use all over the house. If they were as toxic as their labels implied, why were we using them where we ate, bathed, slept and played?

Like Your Time Alone? Then This Post is For You

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I live in the most ordinary American household - I live alone. Knock on any door in the nation and you are more likely to find a household like mine t...

The Little Things That Kill You

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

These days, wives are doing things we enjoy more than running errands with our days --and so an industry of concierge services, household managers and the like has sprung up to try to make the little things littler.