PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield City Council unanimously voted to introduce the calendar year 2021 municipal budget. Finance Director Ron West began a brief presentation by saying there is no proposed tax increase, with an $86.5 million budget. West highlighted accomplishments made during a challenging 2020, including a record tax […]

© Provided by The Points Guy MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. Traveling Europe — in Normal Times — can be an expensive splurge or an affordable adventure depending on […]

Road trips continue to gain in popularity as Americans look for safe ways to travel during the pandemic; in fact, in a recent survey, 67 percent of respondents say they plan to travel by car on their next vacation. In addition to avoiding germs on an airplane, another perk of […]

At long last, 2021 is here. However, the pandemic is far from over. The COVID-19 vaccine serves as a light at the end of the tunnel, but there isn’t enough for everyone yet. 2020 in review: The year in pandemic activities More than 27 million Americans have received the first […]

Danielle Gehr   | Ames Tribune After three days of budget hearings, the Ames City Council will make final budget decisions for the fiscal year 2021/2022 Tuesday.  The council finished up three back-to-back meetings which encompassed seven hours of city departments sharing the last year’s accomplishments, future projects and how they faired […]

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius revealed plans Wednesday to spend $1.3 billion on city schools next year, $36 million more than this year. Per pupil spending would rise to $23,500 from $22,000. Nearly half of the additional funds will pay for approximately 175 new social workers and family liaisons […]

It might seem challenging to get out and see our beautiful city on a budget, but if you’re looking to explore downtown Houston on the cheap, have no fear: There are a myriad of affordable activities available in and around downtown. From multiple museums and green spaces like Discovery Green […]

TipRanks 2 “Strong Buy” Penny Stocks That Could See Outsized Gains Well, it’s official. Joe Biden is now President, and he’ll be backed – at least for the short term – by Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress. Wall Street is taking the measure of the new Administration, and […]

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed an extra-large capital budget for the 2021-23 biennium that would tap future bond capacity with an aim to jump-start the state’s ailing economy and expedite key infrastructure projects. Highlights of the plan include investments across the state in areas ranging from housing to K-12 […]

States, cities and tribal nations across the country are facing massive budget shortfalls due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has emptied public coffers through a combination of depleted tax revenues and surges in emergency spending. These governments are jointly expected to lack between $490 and $620 […]

A new year, a new chance to start fresh. For many, that means laying out a budget. But if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that even the best laid plans can be turned upside down. Your old budgeting habits may no longer make sense in the COVID-19 era. […]

This holiday season undoubtedly looks different from what we are used to given COVID-19. It’s possible your holiday plans may have taken a new shape, maybe even virtual, or canceled all together. One thing that is not so different, the holiday season causes many of us to go on a […]

CHARLESTON, S.C. Homeowners in Charleston may see property taxes go up as the city considers using sales tax money to make up an $18 million budget shortfall. The Post and Courier reports Charleston City Council members are debating a budget proposal that would increase taxes on a $300,000 owner-occupied home […]

My last blog post, Don’t Be a Budget Hater, discussed the surprising truth that not all budgets are bad.  They often have a negative connotation, but hopefully after reading the article, you see the benefits of budgeting.  Now we will dive into different types of budgets.  One Size Doesn’t Fit […]