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Viva la Huelga! (No, not a placekicker for the Houston Texans)
The NFL has reached an uncomfortable point in its struggle to stay on the vanguard of socialism, i.e., to have every team in the league make the exact same amount of money and finish at or near 8-8.
If the playoff races ended today, marquee names around the league like New England, Dallas, Philadelphia and Green Bay would all miss the playoffs. (more...)
Despite glum financial forecasts, many families are taking the challenge head on — making sacrifices and implementing cost-saving strategies. Melissa Tarun, mother of two from Helotes, Texas, painlessly whacked around $1,700 from her family's annual budget. Cuts included:
Melissa says, "Our 'sacrifices' really aren't that at all. I mean, we gave up a "premium" channel! And a redundant satellite radio system." ...(continue reading)
Financial educator and author Alvin Hall took your questions on personal finance and debt on Friday, November 21, 2008.