Having a child is a miraculous, wonderful experience and brings with it a lifetime of joy. And lots of bills.
In cities facing shortfalls, the reaction has been
to slash payrolls, pensions and capital spending to bring
expenses in line with revenues.
Many Americans have seen much of their wealth vanish in the past 4 yrs as a severe recession and widespread joblessness have vaporized trillions.
As we head toward the end of the year, now’s a good time to see if your finances are on track.
As retailers head toward the holidays, they have
reason to be optimistic: Months of solid sales are expected to continue through year-end.
The WH issued a new assessment that predicted continued high
unemployment for the rest of this year and all of 2012.
Secured cards are a good steppingstone for credit-challenged consumers. Unlike a traditional credit card, these require a cash deposit.
Taxpayers bailed out much of the U.S. auto industry. Now the carmakers
might be what saves the nation's economy from falling back into
The tiny ripples caused by consumers closing their wallets
have built to a tsunami for a nat'l economy that is dependent on consumer spending.
President Obama on Thursday described
the debt debate in Washington as a symptom of a broken political system
that puts party before country.