Monthly Archives: May 2010

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

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

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

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 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...
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

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.

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

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Android vs iPhone: Droid outsells iPhone in Q1

The Android vs iPhone battle got more interesting as Android phones outsold Apple's iPhone in first quarter U.S. sales. CLICK TO READ MORE..
an android phone, open with keyboard deployed

Dow Jones surges as fears of European debt crisis subside

Dow Jones surged more than 300 points Monday when the European Union pledged $1 trillion to keep the European debt crisis from going global...
Wall street bull statue

Silvio Berlusconi loses grand Villa Belvedere in divorce

Mr. Berlusconi faced a massive divorce settlement, and all he has to show for it is a lousy court order to give up his $105 million villa…
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with his hands in the air and a smile on his face. He certainly isn't smiling about losing $105 million Villa Belvedere in his divorce settlement, though.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Most Popular Baby Names for 2009

The Social Security Administration has just released the most popular baby names for 2009. Find out what names were on the list. READ MORE...
Smiling baby

Don’t be taken – Understanding the top 10 secrets of liars

You assets are valuable, particularly in a recession. Know the top 10 secrets of liars and avoid being taken in a financial scam!
The best liars aren't crossing their fingers behind their backs as this man is doing.

Starbucks Happy Hour | Half price frappuccinos

For just 10 days, you can get half price, build your own frappuccinos at Starbucks from 3-5 p.m. What kind will you build? READ MORE...
Green Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks Happy Hour

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Wall Street panics as high speed trading tanks stock market

Wall Street went into a panic as the stock market tanked during chaos triggered by a combination of investor fear and high speed trading...
stock trader signaling thumbs down

Times Square suspicious package causes evacuation

The Times Square suspicious package scare caused a stir over a bag full of bottled water. Given recent events, is it unjustified? READ ON...
Canada Goose