DIGITS: Keep a budget? You can count yourself among the 32 percent who track their spending

  • by: JENNIFER AGIESTA , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 16, 2013 - 6:50 PM

It was an oft-invoked image on last year's campaign trail: The typical American couple, sitting around the kitchen table making a budget to ensure their bills were paid and spending hadn't gotten out of control. Candidates of both parties decried the federal government for failing to complete this most basic of financial tasks, citing a growing national debt and wide deficit as evidence of fiscal irresponsibility.

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