More Consumers Need Installment Loans to Pay for Electricity

Electricity prices rise steadily Mary Grace of Spokane, Washington said, “More than a few times this summer we’ve had to dig deep into savings and use installment loans to make ends meet. Our electricity bills are outrageous this time of year.” Grace is not alone in her issues with the electric company. Her main concern
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Bidding for 2018 FIFA World Cup fraught with controversy

Currently, various nations are entering bids to win the hosting rights to the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, the bidding process is getting blasted for being rife with corruption. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has boycotted the voting procedures in Zurich. Allegations of corruption in World Cup bidding The bidding process is currently
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Mortgage lending: Do not get pregnant if you want to buy a house

If you’re starting a family and would like to buy a house to raise your kids in, there’s something you should know. Women who are pregnant and plan to stay home to take care of the baby may not qualify for a mortgage loan. The economic meltdown, housing crisis and credit crunch have mortgage lenders
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Tipping – A Great Fast Cash Investment

When “Bribery” isn’t a Dirty Word In almost any situation, I’ve found that tipping is the best investment you can ever make, aside from investing time in filling out a cash advance loan application for emergency fast cash. Anyone who has ever spent time in a bar knows that a dollar drink is all the
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We Need Money to Make Money

Ambition Makes Money When we consider what qualities define who we are, we often think of ambition. The most ambitious of us do anyway, because we believe that ambition is one of the key differences that will allow us to become the cream of the crop. We are full of plans and ideas that will

Layoffs Being Used As Debt Relief, But Is It A Good Option?

Layoffs Many businesses are looking to layoffs as a method of finding debt relief, but research is showing that this knee-jerk reaction to the economy isn’t always a good option. Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton School, stated, “It’s hard to save money if the jobs will be refilled within
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Guerdwich Montimere, 22, nabbed for posing as high schooler

Guerdwich Montimere clearly subscribes to the notion that high school represents “the best days of our lives.” The 22-year-old graduated from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2007. A basketball star, he helped lead his team to the state semifinal before going on to a brief playing career at an Illinois junior college.
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Unemployment rate and jobs report signal a long, slow recovery

The U.S. unemployment rate rose in April along with job creation, in a bit of statistical hocus pocus that’s not as baffling as it looks. But the phenomenon shows how hard it’s going to be for the unemployment rate to climb out of the deep hole dug by the great recession. The U.S. unemployment rate
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Why Worry About Bank Failures?

Depositors Must Retain Confidence Depositor confidence in the banking system is vital to the working of the modern economy. Banks lend out money assuming that they are not going to face a situation where all their depositors demand to withdraw funds simultaneously. At the same time, depositors entrust their money to the bank, believing they
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Costly DMAE cream delivers little more than common moisturizers

DMAE cream is an anti-aging product being hyped as a “facelift in a jar.” A doctor hawking DMAE cream appeared on the “Dr. Oz” show this week and buzz about the substance spread like wildfire. Dermatologists and the FDA dismiss anti-aging claims about DMAE as pseudoscience, but evidence does exist that DMAE creams provide certain

I Shoulda Had a Dennis Kucinich

Obama Joker artist revealed, says he’d prefer Kucinich Stop the presses. There is a connection between the racist, inflammatory Obama Joker socialism posters used to protest the president’s plans for the necessary overhaul of the health care system and the lost presidential candidacy of Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich. I rather liked the man and would
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No Job? Need Money Now? Recession Relief Expected to be Slow

No Job? Need Money Now? Recession Relief Expected to be Slow Just when We thought it was Over While many people who have been hit hard by the recession are thrilled to hear that it is coming to a close and believe that they will finally be able to earn some much needed money now,

How to Make Money on Twitter – Part Two

How to make fast cash on Twitter In part one of this series, readers learned that Twitter can be useful in creating additional income streams or just useful for fast cash in emergency situations. As we journey further into the opportunities for making money on Twitter, we’ll show you how to use it to save
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Oklahoma Earthquake | 4.3 quake does no significant damage

This morning, at 9:06 local time, an Oklahoma earthquake hit about six miles east of Norman, Okla. The 4.3 magnitude quake was centered about 3.1 miles below the surface of the earth. No major damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the Oklahoma earthquake. Oklahoma earthquake felt across the state The Oklahoma
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U.S. Supreme Court to consider credit card notification

The U.S. Supreme court has announced that it will consider a case involving credit cards. McCoy v. Chase Manhattan Bank, USA, will be heard by the Supreme Court during its next session, which begins in October. The case is a class-action suit that alleges credit card companies cannot retroactively increase the interest rate on a
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Cheap O Air: A New Choice for Buying Plane Tickets

Cheap O Air finds cheap tickets There are plenty of sites out there that will find the best deals on plane tickets for you. Airfare Watchdog, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz and Expedia are just a few of these services, and we can add Cheap O Air to that list. Cheap O Air works the same way

Budgeting 101 – Take Control of Your Money

Getting Started with Budgeting Budgeting is a lot like dieting – almost everyone has tried to do it before, but most people fail to stick with their plans in the long term. Why is this, and do these trends mean that you’ll never be able to stick to a budget yourself? Why Budgets Fail The