By unanimous vote and in record time, Houston City Council today approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first City budget. In stark contrast to budget discussions of years past that lasted into the wee hours of the next morning, the vote came just before noon today and nearly a month ahead of the normal schedule. “Passage of […]
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by Shunte Jones Financial stability can go a long way toward creating peace of mind. With the current economic state, achieving this can appear more daunting than ever. According to the United States Department of Labor the unemployment rate for October stood at 7.3%. The poor, young, and minorities face even greater challenges, having encountered […]
Creating a student budget plan is an important step every student can take to assess his or her financial wellness. A college student budget can help you keep track of your expenses, analyze your assets and income and set financial goals for yourself. How To Survive Unemployment & Keep Financially Fit And whether those goals […]
via:elev8 Most of the time, people don’t know in advance that they’re going to lose their job. The news comes as a complete, and unwelcome, surprise. If you know you are about to get an income reduction or lose your job, some advanced planning will transform a potential calamity into an opportunity. Here are 3 […]
via:eurweb President Barack Obama canceled a family trip to Williamsburg, Va., planned for this weekend so he can remain at the White House to try to reach a budget deal. “The president will remain in Washington, D.C. this weekend as he continues to work with congressional leaders to reach an agreement on the budget,” […]
Has your budget sprung a leak? Nearly everyone has spending holes. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed them. But those small drips can quickly add up to big bucks. The trick is to find the holes and plug them so you can keep more money in your pocket. That extra cash could be the ticket to finally being able to save, invest, or break your cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck.