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In the Fiscal Health Beauty Pageant, Everyone Loses Jun. 09, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Many states are broke, even though their constituents don't know it. The two main drivers of states'... Read More

Trump's Feast of Incoherence May. 01, 2016

Steve Chapman

The reviews of Donald Trump's grand foray into foreign policy agreed on one thing, which is that Tru... Read More

Puerto Rican Bonds and the Small Investor Apr. 28, 2016

Froma Harrop

The TV ads flash the noble faces of American retirees and urge Washington to help protect their savi... Read More

Higher Ed Needs Major Disruption Apr. 19, 2016

Froma Harrop

There's been much talk on the campaign trail about helping students pay for college and not enough a... Read More

Student Loan Bubble Keeps Growing Apr. 15, 2016

Daily Editorials

Stocks and housing prices have risen rapidly since the depths of the last recession, aided in large ... Read More

Between Two Mooching Kids Mar. 19, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a divorced mother of two married children. I am now retired, but in the past, I hav... Read More

Liberalism;s Legacy: Debt and Dependency Feb. 10, 2016

Terence Jeffrey

How will history remember the presidency of Barack Obama? In the budget message he sent Congress thi... Read More

$19 Trillion and Counting Feb. 04, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

The statutory limit on how much debt the federal government can accumulate is back in the news, but ... Read More

'Bond Predators' on Puerto Rican Debt Want Their Bailout Dec. 29, 2015

Froma Harrop

Puerto Rico is sinking in $73 billion of debt. Mired in a long-running depression, the U.S. territor... Read More

Getting Debt-Free Plus the Best Machine to Clean Tile Floors Dec. 28, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: After reading your books and columns for several years, I am ecstatic to report that I am... Read More

America at Christmas Dec. 24, 2015

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

As if to promise a Christmas present, Congress has just finished approving the finances of the feder... Read More

Budgeting in Wonderland Nov. 12, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

One need not be intricately familiar with the tale of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" to apprecia... Read More

Big Debt Wins in Portugal Nov. 11, 2015

Austin Bay

On Nov. 10, a so-called anti-austerity alliance led by the Portuguese Social Democratic Party topple... Read More

Why I Appreci-Hate My Credit Card Oct. 27, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Erma Bombeck, the late humorist, summed up family relationships when she spoke of "the ties that bin... Read More

How to Live the Life You Love on Your Current Income Oct. 19, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

I'll never forget the time I asked one of my young piano students what he wanted for Christmas. It w... Read More

Will Debt Derail Your Retirement? Oct. 07, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Fall is in the air and that means three important things: summer vacation is over, the... Read More

Will Debt Derail Your Retirement? Sep. 30, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm retiring. My wife retires in four years. We don't plan to pay off our "good" home ... Read More

Funding the US Department of Offense Sep. 10, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

If you want to know how serious Republican presidential candidates are about fiscal responsibility, ... Read More

America's Coming Transfer of Wealth Jun. 25, 2015

Veronique de Rugy

Does it seem as if some lawmakers have the attention span of a toddler? Several years ago, concerns ... Read More

Student Loan Debt: To Forgive and Forget Jun. 16, 2015

Debra J. Saunders

"You'd have to be made of stone not to feel for these students," Education Secretary Arne Duncan sai... Read More