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.
Rather than passing the savings to customers when the FAA temporarily stopped collecting taxes on tickets, the airlines raised their prices.
In his speech Monday, the president asked us to share our views on the budget debate with our elected officials. People are, and here's how you can, too.
A total of 17 states have scheduled sales-tax-free shopping days for back-to-school and other items.
Exactly who would pay more and how much is unclear. But cherished deductions like the one for mortgage interest are targeted.
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