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Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World

Mattea Kramer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

We're at the edge of the cliff of deficit disaster! National security spending is being, or will soon be, slashed to the bone! Obamacare will sink the ship of state! Each of these claims has grabbed national attention in a big way, sucking up years' worth of precious airtime.

7 Strategies for Smart Vacation Spending

Women & Co | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Planning a vacation? Here are seven smart strategies to help keep your spending on track.

Catherine New

Americans Borrowing More To Pay For Essentials

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money

College student Simone Bernstein, 20, is using her credit cards to cover her living expenses this summer. She chalks up the debt to an opportunity cos...

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

Compromise In Congress? Think Again

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are ret...

Piggy Bank Apps Bring Seamless Saving To Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.06.2012 | Money

Resist the urge to spend 99 cents on iTunes for a game and digitally toss that change into your piggy bank instead. That's the big idea behind one new...

The Benihana Effect: Lifestyle Inflation in Action

J.D. Roth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

If there's still lifestyle inflation in my world, it takes the form of the products I choose to buy. It used to be that I'd pay middle-of-the-road prices for middle-of-the-road products. Not anymore. Today, it's all or nothing.

7 Simple Ways to Protect Kids from Over-Spending Online

Women & Co | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

In an age where a simple click can allow kids to unknowingly rack up thousands of dollars in charges, how can parents help children understand the do's and don'ts of online spending?

China's Rate Cut: Good News for the U.S.?

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

After interest rate cuts have failed to stimulate growth in the U.S. and Europe, why should there be faith that rate cuts in China will be any more effective?

Investing in Your Happiness

Women & Co | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Women & Co

I'd like to introduce a new concept, something that may be difficult for us financially responsible women to accept: There is such a thing as an investment in your happiness.

The 9 Reasons You Are Still Broke

LearnVest | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women
LearnVest

You can't blame everything on the world, your circumstances or other people. Here are the nine reasons you're broke... when you shouldn't be.

Ask the Readers: Items Worth the Extra Money?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

I don't think people should scrimp on anything related to health, whether that's food or exercise or health insurance. No, you shouldn't pay for things you won't use, but if you are going to use it, then there's nothing wrong with an expensive gym membership.

How A Cash-Strapped Seattle Mom Got A Full Financial Makeover

The Seattle Times | SUZANNE MONSON | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Monthly pedicures? It's a thing of the past. An occasional girls' night out? That's ancient history, too. A video-game system for her 9-ye...

Ask the Readers: What Do You Wish You'd Learned About Money?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Wouldn't it be nice if you could go back and give your younger self some words of wisdom? Since time travel doesn't exist, the best thing you can do is try to help other young people.

Romney Debt Talk Debunked

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried the "prairie fire" of U.S. debt Tuesday, he ignored some of the sparks th...

How To Save Money In Every Room In Your House

MoneyNing | VINCENT KING | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

You work hard every day, doing everything you can to bring more bacon home, and trim the fat from your spending. But it still isn’t enough. If...

Is Your Spending Normal?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Do you like to compare your spending to a broader average? What are your favorite sources for comparing numbers? Do you worry when your spending on, say, housing is far greater than the norm? Or do you just figure different people have different priorities?

Resist Impulse Shopping

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

So often, we operate on habit and impulse; by recognizing the subtle factors that promote shopping, we can turn that information to our advantage if we're trying to shop wisely.

How to Solve All Our Budget Fights, Forever

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Imagine: after filling out your tax form, you then filled in a separate form. Say you paid $5,000 in income taxes last year. You'd then allocate that money as you saw fit, dollar by dollar, among the budget line items you chose.

A Philosophy of Failure

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Though I've been reading and writing about money for six years now, I still do stupid things sometimes. Last week I made another relatively un-interesting mistake, but one that's educational at the same time.

In America, A Rising Tide Lifts Only Some Boats

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

It doesn't just seem like America is dividing into two nations -- one where luxury spending is going strong, the other where more and more people can'...

Shopping for the Sake of Shopping

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

As a younger man, I spent to feel better about myself. I spent to keep up with my friends. I spent to have the things I felt that I deserved. Now good habits are ingrained -- I find it difficult to go shopping, even when I need to.

Birth Order Survey Yields Big Surprise About Who Is Financially Responsible

Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/09/2012 08:01 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily While studies have long shown the role th...

Spending Jump Outpaces Income Growth

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months, raising expectations for stronger growth at the star...

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Housing?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Where do you live and how much do you pay on housing? What percentage of your budget does this represent? Does your housing payment cramp other parts of your life? Or have you intentionally kept it low so that you can afford to spend on other things?