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The Troubling National Debt

In 1835, something financially remarkable happened: the federal government paid off the national debt. It hasn’t happened since. Through myriad presidential administrations and economic cycles, the national debt has persisted. Wars, depressions and recessions have all helped send it higher, …


The Top 4 Free Budgeting Apps

These days, we all literally hold our finances in our hands.  Whether it’s making purchases, accepting small business payments, or simply checking account balances, personal wealth has gone mobile.  With the speed and ease of transferring money on the go, it’s increasingly difficult to …


The Discount Myth

With Black Friday just around the corner, the “savings” pumped out by our culture are all but unavoidable.  Everywhere we go we’re being offered a sale on something, whether it’s the necessities of our lives such as food or the …