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On the Horizon: Small Business Spending Predictions for 2014

VisualNews.com | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
VisualNews.com

One of the best indicators of how well an economy is doing is the strength of small businesses. With that standard, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the U.S.

Money Meltdowns You Need To Have (Only Once)

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Nobody should ever, ever have to face a huge money disaster, like loss of a job or home. A small fiscal blunder, on the other hand, can teach you some...

My New Year's Resolution: Stop Impulse Buying "As Seen On TV"

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

These days, if an "As Seen on TV" product comes on the TV, my husband will throw his body in front of the TV, shielding it from my view like he was protecting his child from a searing missile.

Low on Dough This Holiday Season?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are stark reminders that Christmas has become the most wonderful time of the year... for retail. When the main focus of the holiday is on, 'What did you get?' we miss out on the true spirit of the holiday season.

5 New Year's Financial Resolutions You Should Be Making

Noah St. John | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

1. Stop associating money with crisis. Rather than thinking about all the fun things you can do with money -- like taking that vacation you've been dr...

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Or Is it?

Deni Carise | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Most of us are guilty of some overindulgence during this happiest of seasons. We may eat more than usual, drink more than usual or spend to excess. And while sometimes we can reign in our overindulgences, it doesn't mean we aren't affected by our friends, family and colleagues who don't.

'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our Blessings'

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our most traditional, warm and fuzzy holiday to be smothered by an avalanche of consumerism and immediate gratification.

Buy Experiences, Not Stuff This Holiday Season

Rana Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to place more value on experiences than on things. At the end of our lives, we treasure our memories more than our things.

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

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...