personal finances

How the Debt Ceiling Issue Will Hit Us in the Wallet

Even the phrase "debt ceiling" sounds like something too far removed from daily life to be of much interest. But ignoring the political battle over this issue would be a mistake: How the government handles the nation's debt limit will directly affect our personal finances in all sorts of important ways.

Review of the week in personal finance

Each week, WalletPop will do a look back on the week's top personal finance stories as it joins with CostRefuge. Here are some from last week from...