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Credit Card Minimum Payments are Hypnotic Conditioning

Credit card companies love it when you only make the minimum payment. That small number is a kind of hypnotic conditioning, says Stewart.
"Your eyes feel so very heavy. You will pay only the minimum balance on your credit card…"

Federal Minimum Wage and U.S. Labor Laws

Despite the fact that the federal minimum wage is not a living wage for anyone who pays rent, some states such as Colorado want to pay less...
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Amazon, Wal-Mart and a Cash Advance: Win-Win-Win!

The biggest online giants are battling for your business. This means you might not need a cash advance to hit a jackpot of sales!
This holiday season, the retail giants are battling for your business. Need a cash advance to keep up? (Photo: flickr.com)

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

David Frum on the Arizona law: An alternative view

Former presidential speechwriter David Frum wants us to see past the rhetoric of the Arizona immigration law and see where it could help…
Close-up from a mural painting in San Diego's Chicano Park. A Latino male's face is shown. There is anger in his eyes. His hat bears the name of Aztlán, a figurative term used by the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s to indicate the lands of Northern Mexico taken by the United States. That would include California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Incidents of attempted loan fraud skyrocket during credit crunch

Attempted fraud on mortgage loan applications soared in 2010 as more desperate borrowers fudge on credit and employment histories...
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Romaine Lettuce Recall | Salmonella Found in Wisconsin

Tanimura & Antle Inc. has recalled a batch of romaine lettuce after the Department of Agriculture found lettuce in Wisconsin contaminated with salmonella. ...
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

French Court Finds Church of Scientology Guilty of Fraud

The French government recognizes the Church of Scientology as a commercial institution, not a religion. Now two French branches have been fined for fraud...
Tom Cruise, famous Scientologist. Image from Flickr.

Payday loans no faxing

Life happens. The car breaks, the washing machine breaks, the electric company is threatening to shut me off. Should I consider payday loans no faxing?
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Rome and Moscow plagued by protests and riots

Riots have been breaking out all over Europe in recent months. Recent riots in Rome and in Moscow plunged both capital cities into chaos.
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The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Bank of America steels itself for exposure of Wikileaks data

It's believed that Wikileaks has data on Bank of America mortgage, foreclosure and other corruption that could be big enough to kill the bank.
A nonplussed preacher walks away from a Bank of America ATM.

Googlers again needing dictionary for vitriol

Obscure words tend to send Googlers searching for definitions, this time for Vitriol, a word used by the President. What DOES it mean...

Joe Lieberman declines to run in 2012

Senator Joe Lieberman is retiring, as he is declining to run for re-election in 2012, after four terms in the United States Senate.
Phot of Joe Leberman.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Benefit from a short term installment loan

Getting out of debt quickly just got easier. Desperate times call for a short term installment loan, or a payday installment loan, which are easy to pay off.

A Journey in Victorian Décor

Those who are lucky enough to own an authentic turn-of-the-century Victorian know their homes can have a lot of curb appeal, but it's what's inside that counts.
Image from VictorianConnection.com

Contrave weight loss drug | Modest effectiveness with high risks

A panel of FDA experts has voted for approval of the weight-loss drug Contrave, but the panel also asked for more research on how safe it is.
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No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Space tourism more accessible as competition drives down price

Space tourism came closer to reality with Virgin Galactic's successful test flight, and soon it will have competition from Space Adventures.
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