Senate Passes Spending Bill

(CNN) — Saturday the Senate voted in favor of a $1.1 trillion spending measure. It will keep funds slowing through most of the government for much of 2015. Had the measure not been reached, funding for the government would have ended Saturday evening. The vote, which passed by¬†56 to 40, came about an hour after … Continue reading »

Government Inches Toward Spending Deal

WASHINGTON — Congress is now past eleventh-hour negotiations for the $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government running until September, running on borrowed time thanks to a two-day extension the president signed. “There isn’t a lot of time. Government funding runs out at 12 midnight on Saturday,” said Sen. Harry Reid, (D) Majority … Continue reading »

Americans Not Spending Extra Cash

(CNN) — Americans are earning more income but not spending their extra cash, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income rose by zero-point-4 percent in May, marking the fifth straight month of increase. Not only that, but incomes are rising faster than inflation–an encouraging sign that people are gaining … Continue reading »

Cutting Costs as a Wedding Guest

(CNN) — When wedding guests receive an invitation, they’re excited for the happy couple but might be concerned about the costs. The latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker Survey found 30 percent of adults will be attending one or more weddings this year. That means one or more occasions for celebrating and spending. Wedding … Continue reading »