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The Arizona ban and the financial reform bill

The effects of the Arizona payday loan ban include businesses closing and jobs being lost. Will the federal financial reform bill do likewise?
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Apple earnings boom for first quarter

Apple has been booming lately, and the first quarter Apple earnings have shot through the roof off of sales of iPhones and Mac computers.
Definitely not what Apple earnings look like.

Internal Revenue Service to stop cooperating with RAL lenders

The IRS won't give certain information to refund anticipation loan lenders anymore. They IRS is offering free e-filing and faster deposits.
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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.

Jaycee Lee Dugard Pictures | Picking Up the Pieces

Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two daughters have the rest of life ahead of them, and it will be life of freedom. But what must it be like to have to begin again...
Jaycee Lee Dugard pictures | Before the abduction (Photo: find-missing-children.org)

Budgeting: Creating and Using Metrics

Effective budgeting and money management must be measurable. Analyzing your progress is essential in order to determine whether you are meeting your goals...

Casimir Pulaski Day honors Continental Army general

A few states today observe Casimir Pulaski Day to honor the Polish-American army general who was head of the first American cavalry. Read more ...
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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.

Cathinone | Drugs sold as bath salts have suicidal effects

A powder sold as "bath salts" in many states -- known as MDPV or cathinone -- is proving to be a highly addictive drug with suicidal effects.
Bath Salts

Four Loko being used to create ethanol fuel

Four Loko, the infamous “blackout in a can,” is being recycled into ethanol. The same facilities are also recycling packaging and aluminum.
A crushed can of Four Loko resting on the ground.

New cigarette warning labels show graphic effects of smoking

The FDA is heading in the direction of European countries with new cigarette warning labels that bluntly depict the effects of smoking.
new cigarette warning labels follow euro example

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?

Get your Denny’s free Grand Slam on Tuesday, February 9

The Denny's free grand slam Tuesday is this Tuesday, February 9. If you saw the screaming Super Bowl chickens, you know this already.

Melinda Dennehy : her student is not so hot for teacher

Yet another female high school teacher has been accused of inappropriate contact with a male student. What has Melinda Dennehy been charged with? READ MORE....
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Rush Card | Pros and cons of prepaid cards

The Rush Card markets itself as a credit/debit card - but what fees are associated with a Rush card, and are there other options? READ ON...
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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.

You would be surprised at who needs guaranteed loans

It is surprising who needs guaranteed loans at one point or another. Ford Motor Company got guaranteed loans to help it through the recession.
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Trustee Irving Picard sues JPMorgan Chase for Madoff fraud

Trustee Irving Picard levied a $6.4 billion lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly aiding and abetting Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme...
Outdoor photo of one of JPMorgan Chase & Co's offices, taken in the late afternoon/early evening.

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.

Google creates algorithm to weed out bad online retailers

Google has created an algorithm that it says will ensure bad online retailers don't appear at the top of search engine results anymore...
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