Saving money/paying off debt typically vies for one of the top three resolutions Americans make for each New Year. The beginning of another year offers a fresh start to achieve our goals, to focus on important milestones we need to reach and a renewed supply of optimism; but not for all.
A recent survey by CreditCard.com found that about one in five Americans don't believe they will ever get out of debt, a conviction that casts a tone of gloom amidst the celebrations and exuberance expressed by those ringing in the year with renewed hope.
But the real story in that survey is that four out of five Americans do believe they can be free – and for some timeless advice for a problem impacting most of us, the Bible offers clear help. more >>
Albert Einstein defined the definition of insanity as doing the same thing over again, expecting different results.Nominating Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate would be just that.
While a major percentage of Americans, including me, lament that Obama is our President; will we fulfill the definition of insanity by propping up Mitt Romney, yet again, to lose another election? Or will we learn from our Karl Rove mistakes and place a solid and sane leader into The Office Of The Presidency in 2016?
On Friday, Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn't planned for this all along. more >>
Now that the U.S. economy is showing signs of life, President Obama is not wasting a moment to take credit for this recovery.
"The steps we took nearly six years ago to rescue our economy and rebuild it on a new foundation helped make 2014 the strongest year for job growth since the 1990's," he said in a recent speech.
For sure we can expect the president to continue this message in his upcoming State of the Union address, as he works to rebuild his credibility, thinking toward his final two years in office and his place in history. more >>
A whopping 71 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going in, and less than half of those polled, 49 percent, believe this year will be better than 2014, while 42 percent actually believe it will be worse.
"The public remains deeply dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country. Just 26 percent are satisfied with national conditions, while 71 percent are dissatisfied," according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center this week. "The current ratings are more pessimistic than in recent years, as the public generally takes an optimistic view of the year to come."
News isn't any better for both political parties, as Pew found that the percentage of Democrats who believe the new year will be better than the year before has taken a nose dive. more >>
While many Americans were out buying Christmas presents on "Black Friday," the U.S. national debt surpassed $18 trillion.
According to the official numbers released by the U.S. Treasury Department, at the end of the workday on Friday, the total national debt was $18,005,549,328,561.45
According to usdebtclock.org, which maintains a rolling estimate of the national debt based upon the official numbers released by the U.S. Treasury Department, the current debt amounts to $56,369 for each U.S. citizen, or $153,729 for each U.S. taxpayer. Current federal tax revenue is about $3.1 trillion. more >>
WASHINGTON — Christian leaders from virtually all denominations gathered in the nation's capital this week to bring attention to rampant financial damage among the poor as a result of predatory lenders.
The coalition met Wednesday morning at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, mere blocks from Capitol Hill, before heading out to lobby Congress to add new usury restrictions and control lenders' ability to confuse potential borrowers through slick marketing.
Galen Carey, vice president of Government Relations at the National Association of Evangelicals, told The Christian Post he and his organization have "become very concerned" about how predatory lending is wreaking havoc among the poor and disadvantaged. more >>