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
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security.

The budget as a starting point for tax reform

Feb 2, 2015
It will be months before we get detailed plans for tax reform from either party.
Posted In: budget, Obama, federal budget, corporate tax
President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the White House.

What the U.S. has gained from sequestration

Jan 29, 2015
Spending cuts took a nibble out of the deficit.
Posted In: Obama, budget, sequestration
Rep. Steve King, center, R-Iowa, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speak with a reporter at the Capitol as the House of Representatives continues a temporary recess on Dec. 11 in Washington.

Why D.C. is up in arms about derivatives ... again

Dec 11, 2014
On the spending bill chopping block: A section of the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform bill. So what does it do exactly?
Posted In: Congress, budget, congressional budget, Derivatives
Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

May 13, 2014
China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.
Posted In: consumer behavior, China, budget