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January 8, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will propose a $106.8-billion budget on Friday, increasing state spending on schools, healthcare and welfare for poor Californians. Brown will also propose stashing $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against future economic turmoil. A copy of the budget proposal was obtained by the Los Angeles Times. DOCUMENT: Gov. Jerry Brown's 2014 budget proposal The document is evidence of California's financial turnaround after years of spending cuts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will propose a $106.8-billion budget on Friday, increasing state spending on schools, healthcare and welfare for poor Californians. Brown will also propose stashing $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against future economic turmoil. A copy of the budget proposal was obtained by the Los Angeles Times. DOCUMENT: Gov. Jerry Brown's 2014 budget proposal The document is evidence of California's financial turnaround after years of spending cuts.
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BUSINESS
June 15, 2008 | Gregory Karp, The Morning Call
With wedding season upon us, a new crop of newlyweds will be trying to figure out how to agree on spending money smarter. But because opposites can attract in both love and money, that task could derail wedded bliss. Newlyweds, whether young people or those on the second time around, need to find common ground on a number of money issues. But spending might prove particularly challenging. In fact, many longtime married couples struggle to achieve spending harmony, or at least a truce.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2010 | By Ann Marsh
For 10 years, Paul Schnebelen shared a three-bedroom apartment in Oxnard with his fiancee. Members of the Disneyana Fan Club, the couple shared a passion for all things Mickey. They envisioned owning a home together in Florida where real estate is affordable and Disney World is close by. Then, in January, the relationship ended. Schnebelen took on about $3,000 in credit card debt to ship his ex's belongings to her new home in Oregon. He kept their parakeets Suzette and Joe, named after singing animatronic birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Special to The Times
Everybody makes mistakes. But when it comes to money, even little errors can prove devastating. Bruce McClary, communications director for Clearpoint Financial Solutions, recalls a senior on a tight budget who was getting along fine until a $250 car repair sent her into a tailspin. She borrowed money at double-digit rates that she couldn't pay back, which was then compounded with late fees. Her mistake was simple: She had no emergency fund.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2010 | By Ann Marsh
For 10 years, Paul Schnebelen shared a three-bedroom apartment in Oxnard with his fiancee. Members of the Disneyana Fan Club, the couple shared a passion for all things Mickey. They envisioned owning a home together in Florida where real estate is affordable and Disney World is close by. Then, in January, the relationship ended. Schnebelen took on about $3,000 in credit card debt to ship his ex's belongings to her new home in Oregon. He kept their parakeets Suzette and Joe, named after singing animatronic birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999
I propose a far simpler solution to Social Security than our president's. Just grant everyone presently earning less than $62,000 per year a meaningful raise. Social Security would be flooded with new revenue. Consumer spending and saving would also rise. PETER LINDEN Alhambra
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
* Expo Trade Show, sponsored by the Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. The free event includes exhibits by area businesses, music, food and a no-host bar. For more information, call 370-0035. * "Developing a Spending Plan That Works," an educational seminar sponsored by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 at 750 W. Gonzales Road, Suite 110, Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998 | JOHN POPE
For the first time in several years, Westminster will have enough of a budget surplus to pay for some street repairs and two new police cars, and to bolster savings, city officials said. The city is predicting slightly higher revenue and slightly lower expenses this year compared with last year. If economic trends continue, Westminster would have a year-end surplus of about $1.1 million, according to City Manager Don Vestal.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Americans' after-tax incomes shot up 3.8% last year, with some of the extra money going to raise the nation's personal savings rate from the 40-year low it had hit just a year before, the government said Monday. The Commerce Department said the gain in income, adjusted for inflation, was the best since a 3.9% gain in 1986 and more than double 1987's 1.7%. In December, personal income totaled $4.2 trillion, with much of the $37.1-billion jump from November resulting from farm subsidy payments.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2008 | Kathy M. Kristof, Special to The Times
Everybody makes mistakes. But when it comes to money, even little errors can prove devastating. Bruce McClary, communications director for Clearpoint Financial Solutions, recalls a senior on a tight budget who was getting along fine until a $250 car repair sent her into a tailspin. She borrowed money at double-digit rates that she couldn't pay back, which was then compounded with late fees. Her mistake was simple: She had no emergency fund.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2008 | Gregory Karp, The Morning Call
With wedding season upon us, a new crop of newlyweds will be trying to figure out how to agree on spending money smarter. But because opposites can attract in both love and money, that task could derail wedded bliss. Newlyweds, whether young people or those on the second time around, need to find common ground on a number of money issues. But spending might prove particularly challenging. In fact, many longtime married couples struggle to achieve spending harmony, or at least a truce.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2011 | Holiday Mathis
Aries (March 21-April 19): You strike a perfect balance between spending and saving. You will spend enough to feel content with your present. Taurus (April 20-May 20): You have such a high need for order now that you may work overtime to get your environment in tip-top shape. Gemini (May 21-June 21): There's a habit you've been trying to break for a while now. The answer is right in front of you today. Cancer (June 22-July 22): Pressure and challenge go together.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
A just-released update for Mint's iPhone and iPad app lets users take the information graphed out about their spending habits and set their own ranges and limits by sliding the indicator up or down. In addition to being updated for the iPad's new Retina display, the latest Mint lets users spin the pie chart that gives a quick view to categories of spending and drill down detail with a tap. The change I'm most excited about, though, is the ability to personalize budgets.
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