The new cut-as-you-go Republican plan is different than the Democratic tax-as-you-go plan, but both variants on the pay-as-you-go model accept the need for big government. Libertarian guest blogger Cameron Willard offers another option.
Solar-panels components manufacturer Elkem bought for nearly $2 billion by China National BlueStar Corp.
Hear from America's first generation of millionaires how they succeeded.
As long as people will pay exorbitant fees to care for loved ones – even loved pets – health care costs won't react the way economists think they will. Too much is at stake.
It depends on which rich people you're asking about, says guest blogger Stefan Karlsson.
Heating oil prices rose 6.25 cents and gas prices rose 3.83 cents while crude oil surged to over $89 a barrel after a leak shut down the 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) trans-Alaska pipeline.
Car of the year is awarded to the Chevy Volt, GM's cutting-edge hybrid.
How is the great state of Texas faring in the 21st century?
In December and January, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new.
When the health care law was enacted, the CBO said it would save $145 billion. Now, the CBO says it will cost $230 billion to repeal. Why?
Japan's national debt is twice their GDP. What does that mean for investors?
What do you do when well-intentioned relatives undermine the messages you're trying to send your kids? Get creative.
Because of the durability of houses, past development ideas lead to lingering structures – regardless of demand. What does this mean for cities that climate change makes unattractive?
Stock market closed after angry investors take to the streets.
Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest.
Medicare scheme was to submit some $775,000 in bogus claims.
It's easy to spend everything you make, but what if you didn't? Re-examine the balance between your income and your expenses.
Checking account fees will come in tiers that customers can choose from in a three-state pilot program.
Guest blogger Bill Bonner offers a 'prediction-plus' about the stock market.
A guest blogger presents some stock market advice for the year ahead.