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Installment loans from bailouts may not be that expensive

There may be a rational basis for the installment loans lent by the government in bailouts. Some of the loans have started making a profit.
Tim Geithner

Recovery Watch: Credit card mail has increased dramatically

Credit card mail has increased considerably, a sign of credit easing. Know some of the major ploys card companies use to get you to sign up.
A stack of credit card mail offers, with diagrams that highlight the major card issuers and the three major credit bureaus.

UN Security Council lifts Iraq sanctions

The U.N. Security Council has voted to lift most of the sanctions levied against Iraq, provided Iraq improves its relationship with Kuwait.
President Removes Iraq Sanctions - Joint Press Availability with President Bush and President Aznar of Spain in the Cross-Hall.

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Use coupons to benefit your favorite charity

If you don't want to use store coupons for your own personal needs, why not use them to fund your favorite charity? Learn how you can do it.
Store coupons

Ahmadinejad laughs at U.S. sanctions on potential nukes

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thumbs his nose once more at the United States and its ever-present threat of economic sanctions…
Multiple posters of smiling Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted on the side of a building. His cult of personality continues to stand defiantly against the majority of the world when it comes to uses of nuclear power.

Nintendo Wii games are losing popularity

Nintendo Wii games have dominated the market for years. But looking at current figures, the motion-sensing console appears to be struggling.
Nintendo Wii

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

New rule makes Social Security benefits off-limits for garnishing

Social Security benefits are now a little harder to garnish, under new rules passed to make garnishing benefit payments more transparent.
Social Security card

People Use Cash Advances as They Brace for Global Warming Bill

People are anticipating needing more payday loans and cash advances to handle added expenses for energy in coming years…
Consumers budgets are already stretched out. Cash Advances help, but will the upcoming global warming bill make things worse? (Photo: flickr.com)

Debit card interchange fees force consumers to pay hefty tax

Debit card interchange fees banks charge merchants amount to an “invisible tax” everyone pays, says public policy consultant Richard Eskow.
Close-up on a Visa debit card.

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Consumers who are Careful with Car Care May Find Quick Cash

Consumers looking for quick cash may find it by shoring up their car care practices.

Feminist Muslim reform activist argues for racial profiling

Racial profiling and religious profiling by TSA at airports would be a good idea, argues Muslim reform activist Asra Nomani in a recent op-ed.
Shots of four sets of eyes from different ethnic backgrounds, stacked one atop the other.

Will Chevy Volt battery warranty convince electric car skeptics?

GM hopes that extending the Chevy Volt battery warranty for 8 years or 100,000 miles will inspire confidence among potential buyers. READ ON
a three quarter panel shot of the Chevy volt

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Apollo Landing Back Up Tapes Lost | NASA Refurbishes Old Tapes

The back up tapes for Apollo 11 have been lost for years. NASA has given the originals and a cash advance to Lowry Digital to be restored...
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Salute

Google earnings report comes with big surprises

Google has announced the fourth quarter earnings for 2010, and though they are very good, most people are focusing on the management shakeup.
Eric Schmidt

UK Office of Fair Trading says no to payday loan rate cap

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading has ruled that a payday loan rate cap is unnecessary and would harm free market competition…
A T-shirt parody of the "Enjoy Coke" logo. This shirt reads "Enjoy Capitalism." Part of capitalism is a free market economy that would not restrict the payday loan with unnecessary (or even harmful) rate caps.

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Mexico tunnel discovery a drop in the drug smuggling bucket

The Mexico tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego linked drug smuggling operations with a passageway the length of six football fields.
drug smuggling passageway