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Trading Day Stocks: The Classic Risk/Reward Scenario

Although accessible, day trading requires hard work and may not be for everyone...

Apple fans will have to wait for white iPhone 4

Apple devotees are going to have to wait awhile longer to get their hands on the white iPhone 4. Apple says it will release in spring of 2011.
White iPhone

Better Marriage Blanket toots a useful horn

The Better Marriage Blanket is a potentially useful tool. It won't repair emotional trauma, obviously. But what does it do? READ MORE...
Mixed beans

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

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.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

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

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

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.

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

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

Man Goes to Prison for Payday Loan Scheme

I don't know if this guy was giving out fax payday loans or no fax payday loans or what, but he wasn't giving out as much as he told his investors he was...
The Encylopedia of Scams

Short Term Loans and Debt Can Predict Market

John Paulson knew what to look for when reading the pre-recessionary market: short term loans and the debt market. It paid off and now he’s a billionaire.

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

LaShawn Merritt, gold medalist, fails drug test, faces ban

LaShawn Merritt failed a drug test after taking an erectile dysfunction drug, and the Olympic 400-meter champion may be suspended for two years.
LaShawn Merritt is pictured with two other runners.