Short Term Loans in a Tough Economy

Unemployment in Elkhart, Indiana Short term loans are proving to be a viable option as America’s financial recession persists. One city that is taking the recession harder than most is Elkhart, Indiana. They are currently suffering one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Mayor Dick Moore stated, “When [your city has] one in every five
Simplifying your finances doesn't have to be difficult. With these six simple steps, you can get a better handle on your money. (Photo: flickr.com)

Debt Relief | Simplify your Finances in 6 Easy Steps

The 80/20 Rule When it comes to the 80/20 rule, I’ve been applying it to everything in my life, especially in regards to subjects such as financial stability and debt relief. When it comes to my home, work, car, clothes and even my wallet, I have been trying to get rid of all the subterfuge
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David Frum | A republican reaction to health care reform

By almost any definition, David Frum is a conservative, Republican member of the political community. A conservative activist and former economic speechwriter for President George W. Bush, David Frum has written several books about the Republican right and is a well-known commentator on U.S. and Canadian politics. So when David Frum outlined in his CNN.com

An Online Cash Advance Is a Fast Solution

Make it to payday with an online cash advance Money causes so many problems, especially when you don’t have enough of it. When you’re counting every dollar until next payday, any unexpected expense can wreak havoc on your budget. Something as simple as an unusually high utility bill or a minor car repair can be
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Back to Business after a Cash Advance Loan

Work: A welcome return I met up with my son this afternoon and I was delighted to see him smiling and looking very relaxed. “What’s going on?” I asked, thinking maybe he’d just gotten a cash advance loan. “Cars are pouring in,” he said. “Don’t ask me why or where from; I don’t know. All
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Sporkle versus Sporcle | Entertainment website showdown

So, you’re looking for somewhere online to spend some time – so should you be spending that time on Sporkle or Sporcle? Yes, Sporkle and Sporcle are different websites, and while they will both very effectively eat up time, they are far from the same. While you’re waiting a few minutes for your online payday
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Americans disagree with Social Security cuts to trim deficit

According to a recent poll conducted by research firm GfK Roper and funded by AARP, Americans largely disapprove of cutting Social Security in order to reduce the national deficit. The Huffington Post reports that polls results show that 85 percent of adults are against cutting Social Security. A large sample (72 percent) “strongly opposes” such
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Pittsboro Courthouse Fire | John Edwards sex tapes safe

In 129 years, the Chatham County Courthouse has probably seen several historical events, but yesterday evening the Pittsboro courthouse fire turned the Chatham County Courthouse into a smoldering shell of its former self. The Pittsboro courthouse fire is receiving quite a bit of attention because the fire threatened tapes that reportedly show former Presidential candidate
Despite new health care changes, consumers are still using savings and short term loans to fund expenses.

Consumers seek short term loans for medical expenses

Studies are showing that the 50 million Americans who are without medical insurance are using short term loans to cover their growing medical expenses. This group of consumers is the target of President Obama and his health care program. Unfortunately, his plans may be thwarted because there are still a lot of things to be
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Northern Ireland | Irish terrorism still persists

Hostilities and conflict in Northern Ireland have been around for so long that its people have forgotten the root cause of it. John Soule, a political scientist studying this ongoing conflict, declared that the conflict can be considered a ritual wherein both sides are locked in a dance and cannot get out. Using observations and
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Washington Blade Publisher Window Media Shuts Down

Washington Blade out of print The demise of the newspaper began long before the recession, and it will continue afterward. Newspaper publishers are finding it harder every day to compete with digital media. Window Media, which was the country’s largest publisher of gay newspapers, has shut down. Window Media published the Washington Blade, a Washington,
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Maxine Waters in same boat as Charlie Rangel

Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) had a high profile ethics investigation over the last few weeks. Congress found he deserved a reprimand for his actions. After his debacle, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) has also been called out for conflicts of interest. She is pursuing a speedy hearing to clear her name. Conflicts of interest alleged against
Capping payday loan rates too low will kill competition and hurt consumers – in Brisbane, Queensland or anywhere else.

Consumer Credit Availability and Financial Exclusion in Australia

Forced Competition for Competitive Payday Loan Rates? Legislators from various nations have proposed that control over consumer credit become centralized, i.e. placed under control of the national government rather than continue to reside with states and principalities. Their reasoning is that if they can provide the traditional banking sector with enough incentive to offer small
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Dennis Kucinich votes yes on health care – after voting no

The battle for health care reform may be nearing a vote in the House, as President Obama has predicted. Now a major stumbling block has been removed, as Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich has changed his stance on the current version of the health care bill, which brings to mind credit repair – for his image.
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James Clapper hung out to dry in interview with Diane Sawyer

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, recently had a disastrous interview with Diane Sawyer on national television. Clapper didn’t know about a foiled London terrorist plot, and came off as an ignorant buffoon. It was later confirmed that he had not been briefed. Disastrous Diane Sawyer for James Clapper A recent interview was broadcast
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Strategic defaulters more likely to be financially educated

People who engage in “strategic default,” purposely defaulting on a mortgage when it’s no longer worth the effort, may be more financially astute than other homeowners in default. A recent study indicates that strategic defaulters have higher credit scores than people who stick out a bad mortgage. However, there are not many people who engage
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FCC to propose bill shock regulations that rein in mobile fees

“Bill shock” regulations to protect consumers from being burned by surprise mobile phone charges are being proposed by the Federal Communications Commission. Mobile users have been ambushed for years by surprise charges, but the issue came to the forefront last month when Verizon, under FCC pressure, agreed to refund customers about $50 million for bogus