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Inside vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget plan

Aug 13, 2012
Wisconsin congressman and now Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Iowa today, talking with voters at the state fair. It'll be Ryan's first solo-appearance since Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his running mate on Saturday.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget, Mitt Romney

Frugal travels

Aug 3, 2012
Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com shares tips on how to travel well without emptying your wallet.
Posted In: vacation, traveling, frugal, budget

Personal finance suggestions for grandson

Jun 22, 2012
What do you recommend I get for my grandson who is in his third year of college and has no idea of how to manage his meager funds? William, Amherst, MA
Posted In: college finances, budget, personal finance basics, personal finance books

Budgeting 101

Jun 1, 2012
Can you recommend a book on how to put yourself on a budget? Thank you, Elizabeth, Unionville, PA
Posted In: budget, Saving, spending, personal finance books

Should Washington act to prevent a 'fiscal cliff'?

May 23, 2012
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a study yesterday warning of a U.S. recession if lawmakers let the Bush-era tax cuts expire and enact a round of automatic spending cuts -- allowing for a 'fiscal cliff.'
Posted In: recession, budget, Fiscal policy, Bush tax cuts

Emergency Fund 101

May 21, 2012
How do you recommend investing funds in an emergency savings account? Peter, Cherry Hill, NJ
Posted In: emergency savings, Savings, family finances, budget

U.S. could be heading off a fiscal cliff in 2013

May 17, 2012
The Federal Reserve and lawmakers in Washington are warning of a fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year.
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Unforeseen retirement expenses

May 7, 2012
When estimating expenses in retirement, it's good to think about family and friends, as well as the mortgage, utilities, food, clothes, and other financial-planning staples.
Posted In: Retirement, retirement planning, budget, expenses

Michigan and Detroit agree on deal to help city's deficit

Apr 5, 2012
The city of Detroit has a projected a deficit of more than $200 million his year -- and it could run out of money by June. Last night, Detroit's city council narrowly passed a controversial deal with the State of Michigan.
Posted In: budget, Michigan, Detroit

Paul Ryan budget plan dead in the Senate

Mar 29, 2012
The GOP casts itself as the party of fiscal discipline. The Paul Ryan budget blueprint does not close deficits until around 2040.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

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