Monthly Archives: May 2010

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

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

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...
close up of a pile of gold dobloons

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 Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

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...
a sign depicting a hand reaching for money with a slash through it

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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Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

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

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.

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

How to pay bills after a breakup: with online payday loans

Online payday loans can piece you back together when breaking up breaks the bank. Find out how you can benefit from them. CLICK TO READ MORE
Use online payday loans to take care of the after-effects of a break-up.

Malamanteau | Defining a new word

Malamanteau: A word created by combining a new word with an incorrect word. Get a full explanation of malamanteau and where it came from here...
Dictionary

Guerdwich Montimere, 22, nabbed for posing as high schooler

The 22-year-old Guerdwich Montimere, aka Jerry Joseph, was arrested for posing as a 16-year-old and playing high school basketball. SEE HOW…
Logo for Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Apparently they don't teach the differences between 16- and 22-year-olds in health class, if Guerdwich Montimere's ruse is any indication.

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Controversial Mojave Cross stolen

Weeks after a Supreme Court decision to keep the Mojave Cross, there are now reports that the Mojave Cross has been stolen. READ MORE ...
Mojave Desert

BP oil leak executives point fingers in Senate hearing

At the BP oil leak Senate hearings, oil company executives formed a circle of blame. The gulf oil spill totals more than 4 million gallons...
a seabird covered in thick oil stranded on the beach