Go ahead and dream a little. Would you still work? Would you budget? Thirty annual payments or one lump sum?
Some believe that pennies are an anachronism that needs to be removed from circulation. Plus, they're expensive to make.
Email has destroyed its business model, and even deep cuts in personnel and facilities might not be enough to save it.
Look for higher interest rates on mortgages, just for starters. Rates for other consumer loans, including credit cards, also could be affected.
Taxpayers and Social Security recipients have avoided pain -- for now -- but government employees and contractors will suffer.
Look for changes to retiree income and health care, as well as impacts to homebuying, student loans, and the best places to invest your money.
There's a lot of blame to go around, but many MSN Money readers say the president deserves most of it.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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