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Debit Cards offer quick cash access but at a price

Consumers looking for quick cash may think debit cards are the answer, but they need to be careful with options.

Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts celebrate free doughnut day

June 4 is National Doughnut Day, and you can get free doughnuts at some Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme stores. Or make your own! READ MORE...
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Beware phantom debt pains from charge-offs

Beware: Even after debt debt drops off your credit report, debt collectors may still be able to collect. Arm yourself with information.
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Where Is The Best Place To Get Payday Loans Online and Why?

There are all kinds of reasons why you would want to get a loan online but what should you know about payday loans first?
There are all kinds of reasons why you would want to get a loan online but what should you know about payday loans first?

Death panels sneak in under the radar as a Medicare regulation

A Medicare rule paying doctors to give advice about end-of-life care has conservatives spreading paranoia about death panels once again ...
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Groupawn tries to live on nothing but Groupon coupons for a year

Chicagoan Josh Stevens has taken up the Groupon challenge to wander the U.S. living off nothing but online coupons from Groupon for a year.
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Why Borrow Money On Installments To Keep From Defaulting On Bills And Ruining Your Credit?

Many people are shocked at how damaging it is to have a low credit score. Many though have found a temporary solution with installment loans.
Many people are shocked at how damaging it is to have a low credit score. Many though have found a temporary solution with installment loans.

Toyota Lexus Named Best Overall Vehicle for 2010

Consumer Reports has just published its 2010 list of highest-rated vehicles in ten popular categories...

Americans feeling the pinch of higher gas prices

Gas prices have nearly hit $4 per gallon nationwide, and Americans are starting to feel the pinch of having to pay more at the pump.
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Federal probe into robosigning reaches initial settlement

The federal government has completed its investigation into the robosigning scandal and reached an initial settlement with the banks involved.
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How To Use Short Term Loans To Save Your Budget

There are plenty of things eating your budget and late fees on the bills is typically the biggest waste and easiest to fix with short term loans.
There are plenty of things eating your budget and late fees on the bills is typically the biggest waste and easiest to fix with short term loans.

Why some social media marketing strategies fail

The best social media marketing strategies won't work -- if you don't. Here are some of the most common marketing mistakes to look out for.
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Redefining book ownership with Google e-books

The Google e-bookstore is officially open for business, but does purchasing an e-book mean the same thing as having a physical copy?
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Credit card delinquencies and debts fall in 2010

TransUnion reports that during the final three months of 2010, delinquencies and the national average debt for credit cards declined.
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Personal Loans Online Do Not Requre Credit Checks Or Collateral Deposits

Credit checks cause damage to your credit score. These are the factors that you will appreciate knowing so you can get a personal loan without ruining your credit or putting up collateral.
Credit checks cause damage to your credit score. These are the factors that you will appreciate knowing so you can get a personal loan without ruining your credit or putting up collateral.

NYU Study Questions Link between Payday Loans and Predation

Supporters and detractors of payday loans fall into ideological arguments. The economics, however, suggest balance is needed. CLICK HERE to read!
Destroying the payday loans industry creates problems and solves nothing. Balance is needed in legislation. (Photo: wikipedia.org)

Borrowing Money and Government Aid Can’t Stop Foreclosures

Although consumers are using credit cards, borrowing money and asking for government aid, foreclosure numbers are still expected to rise.
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President Obama talks about his personal finances

President Obama was asked Wednesday how he handles his personal finances. He says his philosophy involves smart spending and frugal saving.
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Why Using a Cash Advance For a Spending Spree Is a Very Bad Idea!

Cash advances, although a modern convenience, are not to be used for for irresponsible spending. Use them wisely and you will improve your financial situation.
Cash advances, although a modern convenience, are not to be used for for irresponsible spending. Use them wisely and you will improve your financial situation.

FTC suing POM Wonderful for unsubstantiated health claims

POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and supplements are under legal fire from the FTC due to what it claims are unsubstantiated health benefits.
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