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Should Congress Cut Up Uncle Sam's Credit Card? Jan. 11, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Imagine that each month, you spend $2,000 more than you earn and charge the difference to your credi... Read More

Trillion-Dollar Deficit Deja Vu Jan. 04, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

After failing to pass any significant legislation during most of President Donald Trump's first year... Read More

Cleaning Up Son's Messes Dec. 29, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: A while ago, my husband and I co-signed a car loan for my son. At the time, he was very ... Read More

Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250 Dec. 27, 2017

Terence Jeffrey

The number of Social Security beneficiaries hit a record 61,859,250 in November, according to data r... Read More

A Special Kind of Giving Dec. 22, 2017

Mona Charen

Several years ago, we had a problem with a merchant. We declined to pay a disputed bill and got a ca... Read More

A Bipartisan Tradition of Enabling Spendaholics Nov. 30, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Our national debt is $20.5 trillion and heading to $30 trillion by 2030. You'd think that this would... Read More

Debt and Taxes and Perdition Nov. 23, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children ... Read More

GOP Tax Plan Would Hurt Homeowners Everywhere Nov. 23, 2017

Froma Harrop

The story making the rounds is that the Republican tax plan targets homeowners only in expensive blu... Read More

To Be a Great President, You First Have to Like Politics Nov. 04, 2017

Mark Shields

On the consensus list of the most significant American presidents following George Washington, there... Read More

Gambling Husband Leaves Woman Struggling Oct. 14, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm a woman in my 90s. My husband and I were married in 1949 when I was 21. He died in 2... Read More

Not Saving Is the American Way Sep. 26, 2017

Froma Harrop

Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. I... Read More

Son Has Act Together but Is Still a Deadbeat Sep. 08, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: My 28-year-old son, "Jerry," will not pay his college loan bill — which is $85,000... Read More

Here He Comes to Save the Day! Mighty Mnuchin Is on His Way Aug. 31, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claims he has been using his "superpowers" to keep the federal gov... Read More

Carpe Dime Aug. 25, 2017

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm 24 years old and trying to get a better handle on my life. A year ago, I was unemplo... Read More

Inheriting Debts Aug. 13, 2017

House Calls

Hi, Edith: My mother has end-stage lung disease. In her will, I am the sole heir to her two properti... Read More

Spending Caps Are Low-Hanging Fruit in the Fight Against Debt Aug. 10, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Another debt ceiling fight is just around the corner. The government's borrowing limit will need to ... Read More

Oops, Republicans Did It Again Aug. 03, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Despite a mountain of historical evidence that the Republican Party doesn't seriously stand for smal... Read More

Is the US on the Path to French-style Economic Sclerosis? May. 11, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

There is a lot of debate over President Donald Trump's record after his first 100-plus days in offic... Read More

If at First You Don't Succeed, Get Back on the 'Repeal and Replace' Horse Mar. 30, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

After last week's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill debacle, President Donald Trump and the House Re... Read More

When Money Is at the Root of Marriage and Family Squabbles Feb. 27, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Disagreements over money can tear marriages and families apart. In fact, sources say that unresolved... Read More