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Save 80% of Your Income

Brent Kessel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brent Kessel

What? Yeah, that was my reaction too. And guess where I heard this? At a homeless shelter. Indeed. Recently, I gave a talk at a homeless shelter in ...

We Need a Rehab Program for Spenders

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The nation's economic system has also gotten addicted to shopping.To turn the economy around, Americans need to find a spender's version of rehab.

Tax Credits vs. Spending: Why Progressives Should Care How the Stimulus is Delivered

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

From a progressive perspective, does the use of tax credit represent a political compromise that will limit the potential for the stimulus to seed more substantial policy change?

New Year's Resolution

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Do you even remember what you resolved to do in 2008? Even if you don't, there's nothing to be gained by beating yourself over the head with the old year.

Holiday Retail Sales Plummet Despite Price-Slashing

Wall Street Journal | ANN ZIMMERMAN, JENNIFER SARANOW and MIGUEL BUSTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Price-slashing failed to rescue a bleak holiday season for beleaguered retailers, as sales plunged across most categories on shrinking consumer spendi...

Consumer Spending Falls Again

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending fell for a fifth straight month in November, the longest weak stretch in a half-century, while incomes declined u...

I.O.U.S.A.: Right on Time

Patrick Creadon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Creadon

Many have been quick to push the debate as a choice between stimulus and deficit reduction, but solutions committed to both objectives are critical to our short- and long-term survival.

Evangelism, Word-of-Mouth and Passion is the Next Evolution of Advertising Research

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

The next generation of communications will focus on passion - defined by word-of-mouth, blogs, evangelism, conversational marketing, and other forms of advocacy.

To Gift Card or Not

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

To Gift Card or Not A gift card is a beautiful thing. One size fits all, unlike a swimsuit that is guaranteed not to fit anywhere you want it to...

Chicken Loudest and Ms. BlahBlahBlahnik Join the Frugalista as the Recession's Warriors

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The frugalista, William Safire declared, "could become the nom de guerre of the 'recession warrior.'" Well, she is being joined by a cast of new characters.

Is Obama a Budget Hawk?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The president-elect seems to be focused on more than increases and decreases in spending, a framing conservatives and Blue Dogs use to describe just about all government programs.

Employment, Spending, House Sales And Factory Orders Drop: Government Releases 4 Reports That Paint Grim Economic Picture

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Wall Street finally has something to be thankful for. A set of economic reports out Wednesday were predictably gloomy, but the stoc...

The Trillion Dollar Scare Tactic

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Scher

Flashing a trillion dollar deficit bugaboo is a meaningless scare tactic. Let's have a real debate on the merits of the specific public investments proposed.

Happiness Tip: Abandon Your Self-Control

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit. ...

President-Elect Obama: How You Can Fix the Economy

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I don't like deficit spending in any way at any time. It is an extremely dangerous precedent to set. However, there are times when it is required. And now is such a time.

Northern Exposure: Palin Meets Aides in Only a Towel

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

Shades of Lee Atwater peeing in front of an Esquire reporter, or LBJ taking meetings on the toilet--only more girly! Because being an Evangelical R...

Evidence of a recession piles higher with new data

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Evidence of a recession piled ever higher Friday, with new figures showing Americans are spending less and gloomy about the economy...

Here's My Take #4: Here's What I think About Campaign Spending And Negative Advertising...

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

HERE'S MY TAKE #4 Results: Your thoughts, suggestions and a bit of venting on campaign spending and negative advertising.

Generating Ad Revenue Growth: Content-Based Communities-of-Common-Interest

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

The growth of ad network monetization for many media content owners – whether they be online or offline – revolves around a core issue: do...

Jed Lewison

McCain: I'll Veto Earmarks, But I Won't Vote Against Them | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just two days after again promising the nation that he would veto every single spending bill with earmarks to cross his desk, John McCain said on Sund...

Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off...

Pentagon Budget Hits New Record

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a $630 billion-plus spending bill Wednesday that wraps together a record Pentagon budget with aid for automakers a...

Incomes and spending both slow in April

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The first round of economic stimulus checks gave a boost to personal incomes in April but a huge question remains: Will people spen...

Consumers In Gloomiest Mood Since 1992

Reuters | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumer confidence plunged unexpectedly to its lowest in 16 years in May as rising gasoline costs and falling home prices made Americans nervous abou...

Retailers Post Sluggish Sales in March

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — With little money left after buying food and fuel, American shoppers handed most retailers their most dismal March in 13 years. As r...