Monthly Archives: January 2011

National Hug Day, January 21, celebrates healing power of hugs

National Hug Day and the Free Hugs Campaign are not officially associated, but they're a perfect pair for encouraging simple acts of kindness.
Free Hugs

Bloom Energy offers 10-year contract for cheap power off the grid

Bloom Energy wants to help companies get off the grid now with clean energy, without having to shell out the money for a $700,000 Bloom Box.
bloom box bye bye grid

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

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

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

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.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

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

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

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

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

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

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

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

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

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

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