Jan 3, 2012 My husband and I have made pretty bad and spontaneous financial decisions that have brought us a lot of debt. Our plan for 2012 is to get out of debt and start saving more, since we depleted our savings in the past 2 years. I would like to know how to start getting rid of this debt in the smartest way and how to save significantly at the same time. Carla, Boston, MA
Jan 2, 2012 Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.
Dec 30, 2011 In the New Year, financial experts will keep a close watch on both the eurozone and China, and their impact on the global economy.
Dec 28, 2011 I have both private and federal student loans from undergrad and law school... I was wondering if you have any advice as to how best to manage this debt? I'm 28 and single so my financial obligations are otherwise relatively minimal for now, but due to my debt-to-income ratio, I've been unable to really lay away much in the way of personal savings in the 3+ years I've been out of school, let alone start saving for retirement. I'd really appreciate any advice you might be able to give to someone in my situation. Thank you! Kira, New York, NY
Dec 27, 2011 With apologies to Walt Whitman, the Wall Street Poet considers the euro in verse, circa 2002 and the present day.
Dec 22, 2011 Economists expect third quarter GDP grew at around 2 percent. But if all goes well, it'll be even higher in the fourth quarter.
Dec 22, 2011 In the U.S., Gross Domestic Product revisions are out today, and the hope is that the number will keep improving as long as problems in Europe, and Washington, don't stunt that growth. In one North Carolina town, local business play nice to help each other out during recession. The Lone Star State loses as many as half a billion trees in 2011, and that's not including the wildfires. And in this week's Attitude Check, we look at how Americans are really feeling about the potential payroll tax cut extension.
Dec 15, 2011 What do you do when faced with a debt crisis? Get thrifty or look the other way? Take our quiz to find out which eurozone nation best matches your personality.
Dec 12, 2011 Britain was the only EU member not to agree to the new treaty signed last week. How will that affect relations going forward?