Budget deal brings certainty, for a few years anyway

Oct 30, 2015
Explaining what that means in the public and private sectors.
Posted In: budget crisis, budget, Congress
An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building.

Room in Capitol to now be called 'Freedom Foyer'

Oct 27, 2015
It's all a part of the budget deal.
Posted In: white house, budget
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (center) heads to the floor for votes following a GOP conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Monday in Washington, D.C. Republicans and President Obama reached a budget deal that night.

Congress, White House dodge spending caps

Oct 27, 2015
Congress and the White House have once again danced around sequestration.
Posted In: budget, government, sequester, sequestration

We three mayors

Oct 23, 2015
Different parts of the country. Different economies. Same jobs.
Posted In: mayor, state economies, budget
The number of people in the U.S. who are extremely poor is increasing.

Getting by in America on $2 a day

Oct 1, 2015
What the country's extreme poor want: Dignity. Respect. Jobs.
Posted In: $2 bill, budget, low-income

What financial habit do you want to quit?

Sep 25, 2015
This week, we're talking about stopping, quitting ... throwing in the towel.
Posted In: Quitting, personal finance basics, Saving, frugality, spending, Money, budget

The price of the American wedding

Jun 19, 2015
Florists, caterers, venues and dressmakers have big days, too.
Posted In: weddings, budget, marriage

The ins and outs of 'zero-based budgeting'

Mar 27, 2015
Think of it as a diet for your company's budget.
Posted In: Kraft, heinz, budget
Committee chair Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) spoke during a U.S. House Budget Committee markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The sequester's not-so-stringent budget cap

Mar 25, 2015
The Budget Control Act of 2011 is supposed to cap government spending.
Posted In: budget, sequestration, congressional budget
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House February 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The President's defense budget 'hike'

Feb 4, 2015
These days, defense spending is about more than just the Pentagon's budget.
Posted In: defense secretary, Barack Obama, budget