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PIGGY BANK ECONOMICS: O-MAMAs On “The Balancing Act” On Lifetime

Want to know how to raise fiscally responsible Kid-O’s?  We went on The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV and shared some tips on how to “Spend, Save and Share.” Check it out MAMAs and let us know your opinion on Piggy Bank Economics.

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WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER: Tax Rates At Random

Our tax rates are all over the board. We think we have the tax brackets dialed in, but we don’t really know what anyone else is paying Uncle Sam these days. It seems kind of random, like we’re paying what we’re supposed to, but everyone knows some secret to paying less?! We have progressive tax ... Read more

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NOW HIRING: Want To Work From Home?

MAMAS looking for flexible full-time or part-time work, we’ve found a business opportunity for you!  We’re calling it “arise and shine.”  (-:  There are so many things that MAMAs are good at…we are problem solvers…quick on our feet and super at selling kids things they should eat.  Translation: MAMAs are good at customer service, tech ... Read more

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GOING THROUGH THE ROOF: Debt Ceiling Debate

Originally posted 6/9:  We all know about debt.  We know it’s bad, and we try to run our lives without incurring a lot of it.  Sometimes we do, but we try not to.  We try to only accrue debt for the big stuff – buying a house, a car, college tuition – that improves the ... Read more

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PIGGY BANKER: Wife of Strauss-Kahn Believes Hubby’s Innocent

UPDATE 7/1/11- Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from house arrest, because the credibilty of the maid who accused him of raping her has been damaged.  Apparently, evidence suggests that there was a “sexual encounter” between the two, but because she invented a story about being gang raped in order to gain political asylum in the ... Read more

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CRY BABY: Baby Identity Theft

Did you know about a half a million children have their identities stolen every year?  Thieves use the credit identities of babies and children (i.e., their social security numbers) to get cash and take out loans.  Big loans.  Banks are not required to cross reference the information they are given, which makes it easy for ... Read more

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RAW DEAL: 2011 Congressional Budget

Roll the dice…shuffle the deck…let the games in D.C. begin at our expense!  What exactly happens when the government shuts down?  Does the mail stop?  Do the schools shut down?  Do police and firefighters show up for work? Do the wars end?  No – all of that will still go on.  So, do seniors still ... Read more

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PIECES OF THE PUZZLE: The Federal Budget

Wanna know what all of the pieces to our national budget are?  Click to see an interactive version of the proposed 2012 federal budget. Are you surprised by what we actually spend money on?  Did you think we spent more or less in certain areas?  Where do you think we should cut back?  

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PIGGY BANK ECONOMICS: Americans Are Saving Money

This little piggy went wee wee wee all the way home!  Americans are saving money again. The Washington Post reports that Americans are paying down debts and boosting personal savings more quickly than expected.  Why is that news?  Well, other than just showing that we learned our lesson from Mother Goose, it means that we’ll ... Read more

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ROAD TRIP: Obama’s 2012 Budget

We love the middle ground, right MAMAs?  It’s where we can meet and find solutions.  Not everyone ends up totally satisfied, but at least something gets done.  In the real world, this might be true, but let’s see if it works in Washington.  The President has backed his budget out of the garage today to ... Read more

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