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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.

Tea Party Favorite Willing To 'Work With Martians'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

Texas senate candidate Ted Cruz (R) turned to outer space on Sunday to make a political point. In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Tea Party ...

What I Learned From My Mother's Overspending

The Billfold | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

I've never bought my own handbag. For years, I was afraid to buy my own clothes. For years, I didn't need to buy my own clothes. Because my mother bou...

Republican Budget Is an Immoral Document

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I certainly don't believe that all our Republican lawmakers came to Washington to hurt poor people, but it's time for some of them to challenge the dominant forces in their party and face the consequences of such indefensible choices.

Durbin: Fiscal Cliff Solution Unlikely Before November

Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is unlikely to resolve looming tax and spending issues before the Nov. 6 elections, a top Senate...

Do You Know What Your Life Costs?

Laura Rowley | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

A third of people age 55 to 65 are unsure of how much money they need to cover basic living expenses in retirement, according to a new survey. If you don't know what your life costs, how on earth can you figure out an income strategy?

How to Keep Your Freshman's Finances in Check

Women & Co | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Before your child heads off to college this fall, it's important to sit down as a family to make sure you're all on the same page about living expenses and spending money while he or she is away.

Romney, Obama, and Personal History

Jesse Larner | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Republicans seem to think that Mitt Romney's personal history better prepares him for the office. Because he made hundreds of millions of dollars in business. But what did Romney do, really?

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.