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Betraying the Young

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The Congress is beginning negotiations on the budget. If the end result is a budget dominated by tax increases and discretionary spending cuts, the deficit will be lower but the unfairness will be magnified.

Why The Republicans Are Satisfied

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...

Embrace Your Finances and Attain Financial Freedom

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erin Cox

It is refreshing to finally get honest with yourself and know exactly where you stand. Write out every dollar that you owe and write out the interest rate of each debt. It may not be pretty, but now you can create a plan and feel a sense of control.

Don't Believe the Talking Points, Republicans Don't Want to Bargain

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Obama is happy to negotiate. If Republicans want to prove that they are, it will take more than a photo-op -- it will take concessions.

GOP and the Dicey Debt Ceiling Waters

Kevin Price | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Kevin Price

The Republicans who voted for these budgets (or contributed to the earmarks and voted "no" later), have morally obligated themselves to support the debt ceiling. After all, these budget packages are what raised the debt to such high levels.

3 Budgets: Women's Night In

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Women & Co

I've always loved a good girls' night out, but lately, I've grown tired of the "out" part. That's why, instead of waiting forever to get into clubs or struggling to hear each other over loud music, my friends and I prefer women's nights in.

6 Tips for the Business Lunch

Women & Co | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Whether you're taking potential clients to lunch, meeting with colleagues, or acting as a mentor to a young person, here are some tips that will help make your lunch a successful one.

How Your Native Language Shapes Your Health and Spending Habits

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News
Annabelle Buggle

Yet just as we must learn a language, it seems the language itself may train us: to focus on one area of life and disregard another, to acquire and practice a new skill while putting others on the back burner, to prioritize the present or prepare for our future.

Why You Spend Too Much Money

Neal Frankle | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

The first step towards finding a solution to this problem is to simply admit the truth. After owning up to what is really going on, the next step is to understand the consequences of your behavior. And then you can dust off your budget.

Veterans Medical Care Bill Passes Hurdle

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With no broader budget deal in sight, a key House panel responsible for implementing sweeping cuts to agency budgets moved Wednesda...

5 Strategies To Teach Young Kids About Proper Money Management

Women & Co | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Unfortunately, personal finance courses are not taught in schools, so it's completely up to you -- and the earlier you begin the process, the better chance your children will have to grow up into responsible, thrifty young adults.

IRS Refunds, Easy Spending Money for Most Americans

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

The end of tax season is the biggest financial event of the year, claim 75% of Americans, as they anticipate a refund of their hard-earned money after filing their taxes. However, only 37% of tax payers choose to invest their savings or use it to repair their finances.

A Lost Age of Fiscal Heroes? Not So Much.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

The debate over fiscal responsibility has been muddled by the Great Recession; inevitably, perhaps, arguments over long-term fiscal problems have been conflated with debates over short-term recovery programs. Both debates have suffered terribly as a consequence.

Higher Taxes Haven't Hurt High Earners Much

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

CNBC: Before Jan. 1, many warned that taxing the wealthy would snuff out the recovery. If the wealthy had to pay more taxes, they would spend less,...

How to Live Like a Rock Star on a Roadie Budget

Neal Frankle | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

If you yearn for the sweet life of but feel like it's beyond your reach, I have some good news. Your prospects are much better than you think. In fact, if you follow the 5 steps I'm about to lay down, your future will be so bright you'll have to wear shades. Let's get rockin'.

Troubling Sign For U.S. Economy

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Lisa Baertlein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average is at an all-time high, the jobless rate has fallen to a four-year low and the housing market is seeing a...

4 Money Addictions To Break Now

Posted 03.01.2013 | OWN

By Nathalie Gorman A few seemingly innocuous spending habits that are actually keeping you from saving money -- plus how to quit. Keep in to...

Framing the Budget Conversation

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The main budget battle is just beginning this Friday, not ending. So far, President Obama has done an excellent job of laying out exactly what the Republicans don't want to talk about in public -- that when the federal budget is cut, it has real and lasting consequences to the American economy.

The President's (Losing) Hand: Somebody Call His Bluff!

Pete Hegseth | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Pete Hegseth

Until a credible force--making a broad and compelling counterargument that resonates outside the beltway--comes to the negotiating table, the president won't. He doesn't have to. His job is secure, even if there rest of ours are not.

4 Ways To Make Money Talks Less Stressful

Women & Co | Posted 04.07.2013 | Weddings
Women & Co

Oh, couples. We argue about chores; we argue about sex; we argue about managing our children. But, most often? You guessed it: We argue about money.

Give Yourself a Promotion: Why Moms Are the New Family CEO

Jennifer Owens | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

I am in favor of all moms becoming not only financially savvy, but financially strategic about the budget and investment goals they have for themselves and their families.

GOP Senator Reveals Situation Where All Of Congress 'Should Be Fired'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has drawn his line in the debt-ceiling sand for Congress. Find a way to raise the limit and cut costs, or face consequenc...

Tips to Help Keep Your Money Resolutions

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Neale Godfrey

When it comes to our money resolution, the biggest mistake is that we jump into a "Money Diet" -- and fall off that as quickly as we fall off our food diets.

Further Estate Tax Cut Would Be a Disgrace

Bob Greenstein | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Policymakers hope to cut federal deficits by trillions of dollars over the next decade, imposing painful sacrifices on millions of Americans. So it's astonishing that they're also considering million-dollar tax cuts for a few thousand of the nation's wealthiest heirs and heiresses.

6 Purchases to Buy on Sale This Winter

Women & Co | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money
Women & Co

With so many people holiday shopping this time of year, you might think retailers hold all the cards in the winter, but that isn't entirely true.