The latest Census of Governments shows us a lot about just how hard local governments were pounded by the Great Recession. It describes a powerful double-whammy: Local governments not only suffered deep declines in their own tax revenues but they also faced steep cuts in state aid.
Thanksgiving evokes images of stuffed turkey, family reunions, football, gifts, shopping and, more. But Thanksgiving does not need to be expensive. By incorporating smart money habits into a holiday made for rich experiences, you’ll have all of the ingredients for a perfect holiday.
Retirement income isn't adequate in 49 of 50 states, according to a recent survey, adding to a rash of conflicting information about how financially ready (or not) Americans are for their retirement years. So are we in the midst of a retirement crisis? Or is all the hand-wringing overblown?
Home prices dipped slightly in June and growth slowed year-over-year, according to S&P/Case-Shiller's 20-city composite index. But according to analysts, a home prices slowdown could help bring the housing market more in line with the rest of the economy.
Does government 'juke the stats'? Faulty databases affect nearly every corner of public policy, from US crime statistics to VA logs. In short, we need better data.
Between 2009 and 2013, car prices rose 8.9 percent, but household income only rose 4 percent. However, new car shoppers have more tools to save money on cars.
The Census Bureau, the Department of the Interior, and the CIA: What do these agencies have in common? They're being humorous on Twitter, a move that experts are lauding, even in the face of controversy.