Debt en Tar Heel State In Bottom-Third Nationally For Financial Literacy; What We're Doing About It <p></p><p>Banks, businesses and non-profits are joining forces to help North Carolianians take control of their money.</p><p></p><p><a href="">A report from the finance web site WalletHub</a> found that the Tar Heel State ranks in the bottom-third nationally for financial literacy.</p><p></p><p>Jan Dillon is the director of the new North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy. &nbsp;She said financial literacy is knowing the skills to live comfortably within one's means, like budgeting, saving and planning.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:34:57 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34437 at Tar Heel State In Bottom-Third Nationally For Financial Literacy; What We're Doing About It Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial,sans-serif">Wednesday night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:32:36 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 24352 at Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown Leaders Urge Congress To "Fix the Debt" <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Some prominent North Carolinians are joining a national campaign to "Fix the Debt". Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:50:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 5417 at President Obama Talks Student Loan Debt At UNC <p>President Obama brought his message of affordable education for all to the Tar Heel State as part of a day-long college tour.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> University of North Carolina juniors Maria Rodriguez, Emalyn Penn and Mariella Albarado sat together at UNC's Carmichael Arena hoping for specific words to come from the President.<br><br><strong>Maria Rodriguez: </strong>I want to hear him say that there are going to be cheap student loans. That's exactly what I want to hear him say.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:16:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2733 at Debt Crisis Debate in NC <p>Fiscal policy experts and money managers came together today at UNC-Chapel Hill&nbsp;to debate the country’s impending debt crisis.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator Kay Hagan told the crowd – it’s time for shared sacrifices as the country gets close to hitting its 14-point-3 trillion dollar debt ceiling.</p><p><span style="display: block; margin-left: 40px"><span style="font-weight: bold">Kay Hagan:</span>&nbsp; "And I think that’s where the public is going to have to get involved and say, you know, Washington, it’s time to put those partisanship battles aside, this is serious stuff."</span></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:05:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8309 at NC Senators Support Gang of Six Proposal <p>North Carolina's U.S. senators say they're on board with a new proposal to decrease the national debt. A bipartisan proposal released Tuesday from a group of six senators would attempt to cut the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade. The plan from the so-called "Gang of Six" cuts spending from the defense budget, Medicare and Medicaid. It also increases some tax revenues. Democratic Senator Kay Hagan says she supports the proposal.<br> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:23:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 8325 at NC Members Reflect Debt Impasse <p>Members of Congress from North Carolina are weighing in on the talks in Washington about the debt ceiling. The country could default on its debt after August 2nd if a deal isn't reached between Congress and the White House. Much of the impasse centers around taxes. Second district Representative Renee Ellmers says she is with her Republican colleagues who say tax increases are off the table.<br> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Eric Hodge & Will Michaels 8333 at