Monthly Archives: May 2010

GM posts first profits in more than two years

For the first time in almost three years, GM has posted a profit. The company had experienced heavy losses for almost two years. READ ON...
The General Motors Building

Pesticides associated with ADHD cases in kids

A joint University of Montreal/Harvard University study suggests there may be a connection between certain pesticides and child ADHD. READ ON...
A man holding produce against the wall of an art museum by wedging it between his body and the wall. Are pesticides and ADHD to blame here?

Personal installment loans today | Up to $1,500 – no credit check

Avoid late payments and overdraft fees. If you need up to $1,500 within two hours, apply for personal installment loans today...
Smiling woman on the computer applying for personal installment loans today.

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.

Richard Eskow and the burden of proof re. payday loans (Pt. 1)

World Bank consultant Richard Eskow criticizes payday loans in the Huffington Post, but he offers no real proof to back his conflicting claims…
A statue of the Greek titan Atlas, whose charge was to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders. Similarly, when one makes an accusation against another as Richard Eskow does against payday loans, the burden of proof can be just too difficult to shoulder.

Gear yourself up for Bike To Work Week

Bike To Work Week is here, and even if you bike one day, you can save yourself time and money, help the environment and improve your health...
Bike To Work Week.

Will California budget crisis 2010 spread to other states?

The California budget crisis forces Arnold Schwarzenegger to make deep cuts in programs for the poor, but he vows not to increase taxes...
arnold schwartzenegger gestering during a speech

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.

Atlanta Honda Civic | Finance your Georgia Honda Civic purchase

If you are looking to buy a new or used Honda Civic in Atlanta, there are a few facts you should know about research and finance.. READ MORE
2009 Honda Civic

Somali pirates get ransom, but more ships are fighting back

Somali pirates got their ransom Friday, but more naval power and more assertive shipping companies are putting a dent in pirate attacks...
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Des Moines declares a moratorium on payday lenders

Des Moines, Iowa, has put a halt to payday lenders opening new stores there. The reason given is that payday lenders cause urban blight. READ ON...
Urban Decay

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.

Oversight in Credit CARD Act could cost you money

A loophole in the Credit CARD Act regarding payment allocation is costing consumers money. Find out how the new changes affect you.. READ ON
The Credit CARD Act created a number of provisions meant to protect consumers.

Financial reform goes after consumers who need pay day loans

People who need pay day loans are being singled out in a financial reform bill created to reign in greedy Wall Street banks. READ MORE...
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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.

YouCut blends social networking and government finance

Rep Eric Cantor (R-VA), the Republican Whip, has created a website called YouCut. It lets people vote on proposed spending cuts. READ MORE..
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Obama Social Security number | Questions and answers

President Obama's social security number has come into question. When and where was it issued? Do the arguments about his citizenship hold water?
Social Security card

Black Swan author Nassim Taleb linked to stock market flash crash

Black Swan author Nassim Taleb, who wrote about improbable events like Wall Street's Flash Crash, was loosely linked to the mass selloff...
A black swan in the water, facing the camera

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.

Accutane: One lawsuit settled, thousands filed

Roche Laboratories has settled another lawsuit about its acne drug Accutane. What do these lawsuits allege, and is Accutane dangerous? READ ON...
Prescription bottles

Usury and payday loans: An unreasonable comparison

Payday lending has been called usury by some, but a closer look at secular and religious history poses a serious challenge to that idea…
A woman wearing a dress made of gold coins. That's exorbitant and unreasonable, at least in most people's minds. Payday lending is neither of those things, as you'll see.