Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prepaid debit card fees can add up to a lot of cash quick

Some people wonder whether using a prepaid debit card is better than using a huge national bank. It can be, but the fees can add up quickly.
Visa Debit

House Republicans launch quixotic repeal of health care reform

A Republican majority passed a bill to repeal health care reform, “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” It won't pass the Senate.
house republicans

Huge FBI sweep nets arrests of more than 100 mobsters

FBI and other law enforcement agencies recently pulled off a massive three-state sweep, arresting more than 100 mobsters on various charges.
John Gotti

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Comcast NBC merger gets federal approval

The FCC and Justice Department have granted approval for Comcast to buy 51 percent of NBC. Some groups worry this will be bad for consumers.
Photo of a Comcast/NBC logo.

The benefits of inflation could jump-start the economy

Most people have a natural bias against inflation -- but in very real terms, it could be just what is needed in order to jump-start the economy.
Inflation

Why the Alternative Minimum Tax should be changed by Congress

The AMT was created four decades ago to close loopholes for wealthy taxpayers, but today it places an extra tax burden on the middle class.
middle class amt

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Buy real estate and other things for dirt cheap through GovSales

If a person is looking for serious discounts on real estate, they could look at GovSales, an auction site for surplus government property.
Dirt

Review questions data supporting statins to prevent heart disease

Statin drugs are a multi-billion dollar business and drug companies want healthy people to believe statins will prevent heart disease ...
do statins prevent heart disease?

Top party dips recipes | 5 quick dips for your party

When you're planning a party, an array of dips can be made quickly and easily -- and be sweet, savory, and everything in between.
Dip

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Warnings of super storm in California nothing but Internet hype

Warnings of a super storm in California turned out to be a hypothetical scenario discussed at the ARk Storm Summit in Sacramento, Calif. ...
ARk storm

Facebook phone number sharing is latest privacy issue debate

Facebook phone number sharing confused users into allowing developers access to contact information upon installation of a new application.
facebook phone number sharing

Massive Pakistan earthquake in 2011 rumbles border region

A 7.4 earthquake hit the southwestern region of Pakistan, likely causing severe damage. The last major earthquake in Pakistan killed 80,000.
Pakistan

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Lawsuit lenders prey on desperate personal injury plaintiffs

Lawsuit lenders convince cash-strapped plaintiffs to give up most of their future settlement in exchange for money now to fight their cases.
lawsuit lenders

Baby woolly mammoth clone expected to arrive within six years

A new technique gives scientists hope they can create a wooly mammoth clone from frozen tissue that was found in Russian permafrost ...
mammoth clone

Where’s my refund | Getting your money from the government

The IRS provides services to help you track where your tax refund is - but there is some information you need to provide.
Tax Refund

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Jean Claude Duvalier returns to Haiti but may face arrest

Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, son of former Haitian dictator "Papa Doc" Duvalier, has returned to Haiti after over two decades in exile.
Papa Doc

Martin Luther King Day coming up Monday, January 17

On Monday, Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Day will take place, honoring one of the important people in the struggle for Civil Rights in the U.S.
Martin Luther King Jr.