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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?

The Power of Financial Planning

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Organizations that devote time and energy to developing strategic plans must have the courage to imagine truly different futures. And the financial forecasts that should end every plan should reveal one aspect of this new tomorrow.

Emily Cohn

Americans Households Still Failing Financial Distress Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Seth was in his 20s on spring break in Florida when he fell into a debt trap. Alongside the cocktails on the beach and wet T-shirt contests were credi...

Bonnie Kavoussi

An Illusory Holiday Shopping Season: Americans Spent Less In December

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The boost that the holiday shopping season was supposed to have given the economy proved to be mostly an illusion. Consumer spending actually decli...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Americans Save Less As Economic Growth Remains Sluggish And Real Wages Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

At a time that the U.S. economy is struggling to pick up steam, Americans are struggling just to keep up. Over the last three months of last year,...

The Calculus of Convenience

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For several years now, I've lived in a sort of financial sweet spot. After paying off my debt, I realized that Kris and I had everything we really w...

States With The Highest And Lowest Credit Card Debt

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans cut down their credit card debt by 11 percent last year, compared to 2010, according to a new report by Credit Karma. 24...

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.

No More "King-Washing" the Pentagon, Please

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Last year at this time, the Pentagon used the words of a friend of the King family to insinuate that, though King's plain words decry all forms of violence and war, today's wars are different and he would "understand" them.

Why Men Go Broke Spending On Women

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

The Ferraris and the diamond necklaces, the gold Rolexes and those lavish date-nights out on the town--wooing a woman can cost a pretty penny. To impr...

New Survey Shows Consumers Are Possibly Blind To Economic Realities

Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Still riding the holiday shopping high, Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy than they have in almost a year, according to data rel...

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon's Plan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That's the question everyone should be ask...

A Lesson From Occupy Wall Street

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

Although OWS is largely a shape-shifting cloud of ideas and frustrations, there is one concrete solution emanating from the tents worth noting: bold, visionary investment in America's infrastructure.

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul Makes Appeal To Iowa Moderates And Undecided Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- As Ron Paul falls behind Mitt Romney in the polls, he is attempting to win over moderates and undecided voters, telling them ...