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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.

The Terror-Fighting Boondoggle

Radley Balko | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

A new report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) finds that--no surprise--there's lots of waste and excess in homeland security spending. An armored pers...

A Record of 0-58: We Can Do Better

Brian Hamilton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brian Hamilton

People talk about government spending as a percentage of GDP or use spurious metrics that confuse the main theme of the data. Look at it as a businessperson would: If a company is taking in $100 and spending $150, it doesn't matter what expenses are relative to anything else.

Smaller Retailers Could Use a Boost From Small Biz Saturday

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Small Business Saturday has gathered momentum since American Express began the promotion in 2010 to provide smaller companies more exposure during one of the most important shopping weekends of the year.

Zach Carter

One Big Partisan Knife: The Real Story Of Mitt Romney's 'Bipartisan' Massachusetts Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past month, Mitt Romney touted similarities between the fiscal mess he inherited as Massachusetts governor and the current U.S....

BAD SIGN

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | Money

* Consumer spending rises 0.8 pct in September * Inflation-adjusted spending up 0.4 percent * Income gains 0.4 percent, ...

The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

LearnVest | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you hand over $4 for a fancy coffee? Do you have an internal rule for how much is too much to spend on shoes?

Household Debt Hits New Low

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money

American households have gotten their financial footing back when it comes to debt and that could help the economy recover faster, economists say. ...

Taking Stock: Public Finances Now Stronger in Many Countries

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

The slow global recovery is making fiscal adjustment more difficult around the world, but this doesn't mean that little has been accomplished. In fact, significant progress in many countries has been made during the past two years in strengthening their fiscal accounts after the 2008-09 deterioration.

We've Actually Already Cut a Bunch of Spending

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

2012-10-03-ScreenShot20121003at9.44.44AM.pngSimply cutting government spending for the sake of optics without regard to social need and economic context is not the way forward.

Just Won't Quit

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline p...

5 Ways to Build Your Professional Wardrobe

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Women & Co

You can't judge a book by its cover, the saying goes, but that doesn't mean people won't try.

A Grand Bargain for Roads

Ron Davis | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Ron Davis

Traffic policy is, admittedly, unsexy. But the potential for saving many billions of dollars and thousands of lives demands serious attention and action.

Decades of Increased State Spending on Public Education Yield Scant Results

Bob Williams | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Bob Williams

Despite pumping billions of dollars into public schools for more than 40 years, the most recent data show a public education system that cannot turn money alone into positive results.

Congress Set For Fall Return

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress wil...

Consumers Are Feeling Insecure

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly weakened in August to its lowest in nine months as Americans turned more pessimis...

Boosting the Small Business Administration Budget Will Cut Deficit

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If president Obama, Congress and the bureaucrats in Washington want to cut the deficit, the best way is to pump up federal programs for small businesses, which will create millions of jobs for the middle class and boost the taxes flowing into the nation's treasury.

Kids Get $65 A Month In Allowance

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.24.2012 | Money

Gone are the days of piggy banks. Kids these days just aren't saving much. According to a recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs, kids th...

Taxing and Spending: A Conservative Challenge and a Liberal Response

Alan Krinsky | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

After all, governments are made up of individuals, and how could these individuals have a better incentive than I do to spend my (hard-earned) money? Indeed, they have much less at stake, much less incentive not to squander this money.