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Tips to Help Young People Turn Financial Optimism Into Positive Action Aug. 29, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: A recent Schwab survey about the money attitudes of young millennials (ages 21 to 25) ... Read More

A Better Way Toward Reducing Student Loan Debt Jun. 01, 2018

Adriana Cohen

Everyone knows there's no such thing as a free lunch — let alone a free college education, som... Read More

Does More Debt Lead to Fewer Babies? May. 22, 2018

Froma Harrop

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in ... Read More

Will Paul Ryan Exit Stage Right? May. 09, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

The congressman, then only 38 years old, was the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee &#... Read More

The Difference Between Safe Debt and Stupid Debt Is Huge May. 02, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Today, my dear readers, I have a question for you: Is there a difference between borrowing and finan... Read More

Paul Ryan -- Still an Entitlements Reform Crusader? Apr. 13, 2018

David Limbaugh

Concerning Paul Ryan's decision to leave Congress, I am more troubled by its implications for entitl... Read More

To Infinity and Beyond: Are Trillion-Dollar Deficits the New Norm? Apr. 12, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Trillion-dollar deficits are coming back faster than originally projected. Though it's fair to compl... Read More

The President's Trump Card for Spending Restraint Apr. 10, 2018

Stephen Moore

Editor's Note: This week's column is co-written by James Carter. The White House is seriously consi... Read More

Swamp Spending 101: The Omnibus Spending Bill Mar. 22, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Republicans are once again proving why they actually deserve the label of the biggest swamp spenders... Read More

Uncle Sam Continues to Stick His Head in the Sand on Entitlements Mar. 08, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

Social Security and Medicare are the two biggest programs driving the growth of our debt. What's mor... Read More

A Million Dollars a Minute Feb. 15, 2018

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now ima... Read More

Making the Federal Government Lean Again Feb. 08, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

We are not in a full-scale war. We are not in a recession or fighting a high unemployment rate. But ... Read More

How Federal Policies Mortgage the Future Feb. 04, 2018

Steve Chapman

Twenty or 50 years from now, the uproar over the House Intelligence Committee memo will be no more t... Read More

Get Ready for a Congressional Budget Blowout Jan. 23, 2018

Stephen Moore

No one is paying much attention, but Congress is preparing a two-year budget that would blow past bi... Read More

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