REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
IN THE BLACK Why Its Important to Pay more than Minimum Payments
Here is a video showing how long it takes and how much interest you pay when only paying the minimum payments on your credit card debt.
In the example in the video, by only paying the minimum payme... Posted on 3/21/13 at 7:29 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. lawmakers pitch federal debt proposal
BISMARCK North Dakota lawmakers who want to do their part to help control the nations debt had their first hearing Wednesday.
A group of lawmakers wants the Legislature to support an amendment to th... Posted on 1/19/11 at 6:11 PM
HEALTHBEAT The staggering cost of a medical education
Medical students traded the classroom and the anatomy lab last week for the halls of power in Washington, D.C. Their mission: to issue a plea to Congress for help with the crushing fina... Posted on 3/19/09 at 7:01 AM
Declaring “we are not a deadbeat nation,” President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans’ benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and leaders of the lame-duck Congress may be just weeks away from shaking hands on a deal to avert the dreaded "fiscal cliff." So it's natural to wonder: If they announce a bipartisan package promising to curb mushrooming federal deficits, will it be real?
Alan Fram, Associated Press
, November 25, 2012
MUMBAI, India (AP) — First they were stripped of their utensils, furniture, mobile phones, televisions, ration cards and heirloom gold jewelry. Then, some of them drank pesticide. One woman threw herself in a pond. Another jumped into a well with her children.
Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer
, February 24, 2012
An Ivy League and Cal-Berkeley policy is worth noting at the University of North Dakota.
That’s because the policy is succeeding at its stated task: ratcheting down the number of students who graduate with crushing debt. UND should pay attention, because the university has achieved a dubious honor. It’s listed among the public universities in the country whose graduates carry the highest debt.
Members of Congress from the Dakotas say the failure of a special deficit-reduction supercommittee highlights the need for Democrats and Republicans to work together on the nation's financial challenges.
WASHINGTON — A special deficit-reduction supercommittee appears likely to admit failure on Monday, unable or unwilling to compromise on a mix of spending cuts and tax increases required to meet its assignment of saving taxpayers at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
, November 21, 2011
A North Dakota state senator is getting attention across the country for his work to curb the nation’s rising debt.
Sen. Curtis Olafson, R-Edinburg, has been featured on talk shows in Texas and Maryland, mentioned in Forbes and asked to participate in a panel at Harvard through his work with Texas-based RestoringFreedom.Org.
WASHINGTON — The fragile economy and wildly gyrating financial markets could put enormous pressure on Congress’ new debt-reduction supercommittee. Yet even as leaders finished naming the bipartisan panel’s members, it remained uncertain that it will ultimately agree on a savings plan.
By Alan Fram, The Associated Press
, August 12, 2011
With scant time to spare, President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday to avoid an unprecedented national default that he said would have devastated the U.S. economy. But the truce with Republicans that defused the crisis seemed to be fading already.
By David Espo, The Associated Press
, August 03, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote was 74-26.
Andrew Traylor, Associated Press
, August 02, 2011
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