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The incredible shrinking budget deficit

May 15, 2013
The Congressional Budget Office reports that this year's federal budget will be the smallest in years -- but don't uncork the champagne yet.
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CBO estimates $112 billion federal surplus for April

May 10, 2013
Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming.
Posted In: Economy, budget, surplus

How to better budget for your future

May 10, 2013
From what to do with your savings to how to budget for buying a new home, financial expert Gail Cunningham offers advice on how to plan ahead.
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Making the best choices for your budget

Apr 19, 2013
Spring is the perfect time to get realistic about budgeting. Personal finance journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich offers some advice about how to do it the smart way.
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What if you got less Social Security if you didn't need it as much?

Apr 11, 2013
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget

What's so great about austerity, anyway?

Apr 11, 2013
The idea that government should be balance its budget and stay out of the way has been around a long time. It's gained ascendance in Washington even as more economists agree the government should spend more and help the economy.
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From a toy store in Cleveland, the Main Street view of the federal budget

Apr 10, 2013
Toy store owner Steve Presser is optimistic about Congressional budget negotiations, but worries there won't be enough support for small business.
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So we've got three budgets, but is there any overlap?

Apr 10, 2013
Obama adds his budget to competing plans from the House and Senate. Is there any Venn diagram overlap?
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Obama chooses between cigarettes, soda and booze

Apr 10, 2013
In his budget, the president chose to tax one sin more than others.
Posted In: Taxes, budget, cigarettes

A budget reality check

Mar 12, 2013
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending.
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