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  • 6 Ways to Raise Money-Smart Kids

    By Kentin Waits, Money Talks News

    In a world filled with financial pitfalls, working to create positive and empowering associations with money early can help set children up for a lifetime of better choices, less stress, and more...

  • Three Budget Games at the $3.6 Trillion Table

    By Josh Boak, The Fiscal Times

    Federal spending should exceed $3.6 trillion next year—and Democrats and Repu blicans are ready for a budget fight that will likely go down to the penny. Congress is returning after having voted last...

  • Debt ceiling

    5 Facts You Should Know about the National Debt

    By Drew DeSilver, Pew Research Center

    With the Republican-led House engaged in a stare-down with Senate Democrats and President Obama over raising the federal debt limit , it seems an opportune time to dig into the actual numbers...

  • The Senate Tries to Break the Shutdown Stalemate

    With House Republicans seemingly spinning their wheels on ideas for ending the government shutdown and avoiding a first-ever default, Senate Democrats and a few Republicans declared on Tuesday that...

  • Debt-Ceiling Danger Zone Threatens U.S.

    Take a deep breath: The latest doomsday scenarios for what might happen if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling later this fall are now out. Sometime between Oct.18 and Nov. 15, the Treasury will...

  • Policy Bigwigs Sound the Alarm over 'Fiscal Cliff'

    By Josh Boak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times

    With Congress back in session, two competing views have emerged about the impact of the looming fiscal cliff—it’s either the jolt needed for politicians to finally rise above their philosophical...

  • The Real Nightmare: An Election That Changes Nothing

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times

    Bob Woodward told The Fiscal Times, in an interview about his new book, that “getting this country’s financial house in order should be one of the main topics” of this year’s presidential election.

  • How It Took 35 Years to Wreck the U.S. Economy

    By Nick Gillespie, Reason

    The chart below put together by my frequent collaborator Veronique de Rugy is, simply put, terrifying. It shows the growth in inflation-adjusted federal outlays per capita. So what you're looking at...

  • Voters, Clueless about Fiscal Cliff, In for a Shock

    The nation may be barreling towards a fiscal cliff at the end of the year, but members of Congress returning from a five-week recess say their constituents seem more focused on jobs, the deficit and...

  • How to Build a Guard Rail around the Fiscal Cliff

    By David M Walker, The Fiscal Times

    Op-ed : The “ fiscal cliff ” is quickly approaching, but President Obama, Gov. Romney, and Congressional leaders have not revealed their specific plans to avoid it – if they have one. Given that it...