Monthly Archives: September 2010

Is the federal mortgage modification program worth it?

The Federal mortgage modification program has not been that successful. Less than half of participants get their loans modified permanently.
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On Mexican Independence Day, few reasons to shout Viva Mexico!

Mexican Independence day is Thursday, Sept. 16, but the country is celebrating its bicentennial in the shadow of escalating drug violence...
mexicans celebrating mexican independence day

Online payday cash advance

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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.

Amendments to ease health care 1099 reporting die partisan death

Amendments to the 1099 rule of health care reform didn't survive in the Senate, where partisan warfare is more important than good policy.
seal of the us senate

Subcompact cars are big projects for GM and Ford

General Motors and Ford are looking to edge Toyota and Honda a bit in the subcompact market. The new Focus and the Chevy Cruze come out soon.
Photo of a subcompact car.

Boehner fuels Bush tax cuts buzz with hint of G.O.P. compromise

Republicans say if the rich can't keep the Bush tax cuts, no one can. But John Boehner, looking ahead to mid-terms, is softening his stance.
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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.

MERS speeds mortgage process, yet raises serious concerns

MERS is a corporation whose electronic process streamlines mortgage paperwork. However, serious legal concerns may point to mortgage fraud…
Foreclosed Palm Springs, Calif., home with a graffiti message on the garage door that reads "Mortgage fraud by Mission Hills Mortgage."

Tropical storm Igor turns into Hurricane Igor

Tropical Storm Igor became Hurricane Igor recently, and the Category Four storm is headed toward Bermuda. It may become a Category Five.
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Senate confirms Austan Goolsbee as economic council chair

Austan Goolsbee has been selected as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Will he create change Americans can believe in?
A public domain file photo portrait of Austan Goolsbee, who was approved by the Senate to chair the Obama administration's White House Council of Economic Advisers.

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.

Agency says e-cigs need FDA approval as drug delivery devices

The FDA has warned electronic cigarette companies to stop claiming they help smokers quit and to stop making them with poisonous chemicals.
electronic cigarettes risky as tobacco

Bite bedbugs back with the facts (Pt. 2)

Bedbugs are icky, but they aren't as bad as you think. Here are some tips for dealing with them. Watch out, though - it can get pricey...
A close-up of bedbug fecal matter and discarded exoskeletons on the side of a mattress.

The top 6 things you do not know about bedbugs (Pt. 1)

There are bedbug myths and bedbug facts. Discover the top six things you should know about the pests, which are quite expensive to be rid of…
A close-up of a bedbug

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.

U.S. basic labor suffers due to aggressive tech industry staffing

The U.S. labor industries are suffering lack of talent because many of the country's top talent are being recruited by the tech industries...
A group of people holding up signs during a rally.

Truce in Apple/Flash feud called with open app approval process

The Adobe Flash/Apple feud ended now that Apple announced a transparent app approval process that allows cross-platform development tools...
a synopsis of the apple flash feud

Switchflops: A high school art project turned big business

Lindsay Phillips of Tampa, Fla., had an idea in school that became a $30 million fashion business: Switchflops. It's all about being unique.
A foot model displaying one of Lindsay Phillips' Switchflops products.

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.

Even the wealthy need instant money sometimes

A person could think that the middle class suffer more in recessions. Some very wealthy people are actually losing homes to foreclosure.
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Tax refund cards will help the unbanked get their money faster

Tax refund checks and refund anticipation loans could be rendered obsolete by tax refund debit cards from the Internal Revenue Service...
tax refund checks are being phased out by tax refund debit cards