45’s first budget is being unveiled today (March 16th), and according to CNN it includes, Significant increases in military spending as well as money allocated as a down payment for a wall on the border with Mexico, along with big spending cuts elsewhere. More than a dozen departments will be hit by cuts in the […]

As many of us know Christmas is fast approaching and we all are trying to save as much money as possible. Well at least I know I am.  Check out these 6 wallet friendly tips I came across that won’t leave your spending your last from the “Double Savings Divas“!  Check it out below!

By unanimous vote and in record time, Houston City Council today approved Mayor Sylvester Turner’s first City budget.  In stark contrast to budget discussions of years past that lasted into the wee hours of the next morning, the vote came just before noon today and nearly a month ahead of the normal schedule.  “Passage of […]

Utilizing a shared sacrifice approach, Mayor Sylvester Turner today unveiled a proposed Fiscal Year 2017 General Fund budget that eliminates a projected $160 million shortfall that was the result of cost increases, voter imposed revenue limitations, a broken appraisal system and the economic downturn. The budget totals $2.3 billion, which is about $82 million less […]

City Controller Ronald C. Green will join host Marcus Davis on the next Sunday Morning Live to discuss the financial state of the city. As Controller, Green serves as the chief financial officer and an independently elected “financial watchdog” over City government’s fiscal affairs. He conducts audits, manages investments and debt, prepares financial statements and provides leadership on policy […]

Unfortunately, most smartphones don’t carry with them a tiny price tag, especially when you buy one without an accompanying contract.  Fortunately Samsung appears to have…

While many of us are well aware that eating healthy is the right thing to do, the price tag (or our perception of the price…


by Shunte Jones Financial stability can go a long way toward creating peace of mind. With the current economic state, achieving this can appear more daunting than ever. According to the United States Department of Labor the unemployment rate for October stood at 7.3%. The poor, young, and minorities face even greater challenges, having encountered […]


Control your expenses for the New Year with this great Budgeting Visual Guide. Click to view and READ MORE.

Like me, I’m sure many of you are beauties on a budget. While I enjoy certain luxuries of my New Jersey life, I definitely miss…

Houston’s mayor Annise Parker is expected to reveal her budget for the city of Houston Tuesday. Mayor Parker is scheduled to reveal the budget at…

Politics reports that for more than 6 months now, lawmakers have been aware of the need to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.  That is the U.S. legal borrowing limit.  The Treasury has been urging lawmakers to raise the ceiling since January.  But partisan bickering and incivility have sabotaged negotiations.  Read More: