The conforming loan limit for home loans in the U.S. fell back to pre-2008 levels recently. Now lawmakers want to raise it again. Learn how it could affect you.
We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?
Some say that the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks a clear message. But to one writer, what they're saying is perfectly clear.
Outraged, annoyed, or otherwise frustrated by Bank of America's new debit card fee? Learn why the bank is instituting the fee and what else might happen.
Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.
Insource? Bleisure? Double-dip? The recession has generated a lot of new terms. Learn what they all mean in this recession glossary.
What would happen if the mortgage interest deduction were eliminated?
What will the Treasury do if there's no increase in the debt ceiling, and what should you do with your investments?
Wondering what the debt ceiling is and how the current crisis could effect you? Learn what's going on and what it means for both the country and average Americans.
Driving the company car just got a little more affordable.
Are you struggling to pay for your mortgage? Uncle Sam is gearing up to pass out up to $50,000 to troubled homeowners, and it doesn't have to be repaid.
People are speculating about the result if there's a stalemate on the debt ceiling. I know what would really happen, because I live in Illinois.
There are several ways to help deal with spikes in energy prices, but the main one is simple: Get used to it.
Could a few well-chosen words by President Obama cause the price of oil, and therefore gasoline, drop sharply in just a few days? It's worth a thought.
When stimulating the economy, is it better to invest in the rich or the poor? Learn whether supply- or demand-side techniques are best.
On February 11, the government announced its plan to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. How will this historic reform affect you?
If you pay for day care or other services, you may be able to save thousands with an FSA, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, or both.
The deal has been approved, and there's a lot of speculation about what it will mean for you, the consumer. Discover the truth behind common questions.
Americans will be paying 2% less on their payroll taxes in 2011. Instead of wasting that cash, use one or more of these ideas to make the most of your "bonus."
The IRS announced that certain taxpayers will have to wait until late February 2011 to file taxes. Read on to see if you are affected by this delay.
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