Yearly Archives: 2010

A quick loan by phone can save you time, money

With our large network of online lenders, getting a loan by phone is easy. We'll get you connected to the best, regardless of your credit...
A woman using a phone to apply for a loan.

Lunar eclipse tonight will be quite the sight

In the evening of Monday, Dec. 20, there will be a lunar eclipse. It will be the only lunar eclipse for the year.
lunar eclipse

FCC net neutrality vote could end era of free and open Internet

The FCC votes Dec. 21 on a net neutrality proposal that allows ISPs to charge a premium for traveling in the Internet fast lane ...
end of free and open internet

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.

Recessionomics: Santa Claus robs yacht club

The recession has hit even Santa where it hurts. Reports indicate that Santa Claus robbed a yacht club in Rhode Island.
A comic photograph of a “Bad Santa.” He's wearing brass knuckles and brandishing a baseball bat.

Kroger recalls pet food for aflatoxin risk

Three brands of pet food sold in Kroger and Kroger-owned stores in 19 states have been recalled for a toxin that can cause liver failure...
Old Yeller

Legislating from the bench is a dubious phrase at best

The terms "legislating from the bench" and "judicial activism" often get thrown around. However, there is little consensus on what they mean.
Judge John E. Jones

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.

Winter Solstice 2010 | Full moon and eclipse welcome back the sun

The 2010 Winter Solstice on Dec. 21 is a day of major significance. The last time there was a lunar eclipse on the Solstice was 632 years ago.
Lunar eclipse

Why the claim that fake Christmas trees are eco-friendly is wrong

A study by an environmental consulting firm showed real Christmas trees are a more ecologically friendly option than fake Christmas trees...
eco friendly option

Acción promotes success for Chicago microentrepreneurs

Acción is the microfinance company for small businesses in Chicago, Ill. Its 60-month installment loans for business are reasonably priced.
Aerial photo of the Chicago skyline, taken during daytime hours.

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.

Administration: Principal reduction keeps foreclosures in check

The regulator for Fannie and Freddie won't let the agencies participate in principal reduction to stem a rising tide of underwater mortgages.
another foreclosure, more to come

Provo Tabernacle fire destroys historic Utah building

The Provo Tabernacle has been mostly destroyed by a fire of unknown cause. People in the building the night before "smelled something odd."
Provo Tabernacle

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.

Tax bill passes Congress and extends Bush tax cuts

The tax bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts has passed through Congress and will be signed by the president, thanks to bipartisan effort...
Bipartisan

Did CDC food-borne illness estimate undercut food safety bill?

Some think the timing of a CDC report revising foodborne illness cases downward from earlier estimates was influenced by politics. ...
foodborne illness

Free Shipping Day precedes Christmas shipping deadlines 2010

Today is the day you can get free shipping by Christmas for many online stores -- but if you're shipping yourself, the deadlines are coming too.
Shipping

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.

San Diego Small Business Micro Revolving Loans boost companies

Stressed San Diego small businesses can apply for Small Business Micro Revolving Loans. They're like installment loans for a small business.
The downtown San Diego skyline, photographed at night.

New Fed proposal takes aim at excessive debit card swipe fees

The Fed wants to bring swipe fees closer to what it costs banks to process debit card transactions, as required in the financial reform bill.
fed swipe fee limits