Scrounging for savings

Jun 15, 2011
Times are tough and we're all trying to save more. The financial services company USAA in the latest issue of its magazine has come up with a...
Posted In: budget, Savings

Mom's got money troubles

Apr 22, 2011
Tess and I had our usual fun on the program this weekend, and hopefully dispensed some halfway-decent advice. But I'm still troubled by the...
Posted In: budget, credit card debt, mom

Budget deal averts government shutdown

Apr 9, 2011
A last-minute budget deal late Friday narrowly averted a government shutdown that would have snarled financial operations for government agencies...
Posted In: budget, Congress

MID-DAY UPDATE: Production gap widens in Japan, Op-ed calls attention to budget woes

Mar 24, 2011
Here are some of today's headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and around the web. Portugal's prime minister stepped down after rival ...
Posted In: budget, budget crisis, budget cuts, China, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, gas prices, Goldman Sachs, IMAX, jobless, manufacturing, mid-day update, Portugal, prime minister, production, Toyota, Unemployment

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt offers supplies to fellow protesters, White House works to settle mortgage breakdowns

Feb 24, 2011
As protests and violence continues to escalate in Libya, Egyptian citizens are offering more than just moral support. As Mitchell Hartman reports...
Posted In: aid, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, Facebook, healthcare, Libya, mid-day update, mortgage, robo-signing, social media, state budgets, Wall Street Journal, white house

MID-DAY UPDATE: Dodd-Frank, budget cuts, Middle East and Lap-Band

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate banking committee today is questioning regulators of the Dodd-Frank law to gauge how much they've improved the financial system. The law...
Posted In: afghanistan, Bahrain, budget, deficit-cutting, deficits, Dodd-Frank law, FDA, Kabul Bank, Lap-band, mid-day update, middle east, protests, regulation, Senate, weight loss

Can you solve the federal deficit?

Feb 17, 2011
Want to solve the U.S. debt crisis? You may have more success in cutting the federal deficit than the politicians in Washington. Today on Marketp...
Posted In: budget, budget hero, deficit-cutting, deficits, game

MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's budget cuts, protests in Bahrain, and billable hours

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama has released his budget proposal for the 2012 federal spending plan. A growing national deficit has prompted the White House to...
Posted In: Bahrain, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, lawyers, medicaid, Medicare, mid-day update, obama budget, protests, Social Security

Buyer Beware

Jan 25, 2011
The Securities & Exchange Commission is advocating that stockbrokers should be considered fiduciaries. It's a tougher professional standard...
Posted In: budget