Monthly Archives: February 2011

Money bought dog, Lucy Lou, mayor position in Kentucky

Lucy Lou is a red and white border collie who is making history in Kentucky. In a 2008 election with 200 percent turnout, she was elected.
Border Collie

Frugal fatigue affects two-thirds in US sick of penny-pinching

Most Americans are uncomfortable with creating a budget, tracking spending, saving for emergencies and living within their means ...
financial responsibility

Super Bowl flyover highlights amount public pays for training

The flyover of five F-18 planes over the Super Bowl was viewed only by TV monitor -- and cost taxpayers $450,000. Some say this was a waste.
F18

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.

Is diet soda bad for you? One study links diet soda to stroke

A new study has linked consumption of diet soda to heart attack and stroke, but evidence is not clear on whether it's correlation or a cause.
Diet soda

Falling home values put record number of mortgages under water

As home prices have continually fallen during the recession, it is estimated that 27 percent of homeowners are under water on their mortgages.
Underwater house

Death may not end student loan obligations

Many families who are grieving the loss of a child are finding that they are also responsible for paying off thousands in student loans.
Student loans

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.

Allentown, Pennsylvania, natural gas explosion damages 24 homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed row housing in Allentown, Penn. UGI utilities says the gas main under the homes recently passed inspection.
Natural gas

Pirates hijack one-fifth of daily U.S. oil imports in one attack

Somali pirates, operating from mother ships, are preying on strategic shipping lanes in the Arabian Sea and recently hijacked a U.S. supertanker.
u.s. oil imports

Bad mortgage nightmare could cost banks $60 billion

A clause in many mortgage securities says that banks will buy them back if they go bad, but banks are gearing up to fight their obligations.
Bank of America

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?

Art Schlichter: Super Bowl ticket probe finds millions in fraud

Art Schlichter is a former quarterback who has used his connections to swindle people out of millions. The Super Bowl was his latest target.
Super Bowl tickets

Flu vaccine kills all strains in early tests

A new flu vaccine, thus far tested on 11 people, has proven to kill almost all strains of the flu virus. It could end the yearly vaccine.
Kleenex

NASA: Russian claims of Apophis collision with Earth exaggerated

The odds of an Apophis collision course are slim, but astronomers warn that the need for an asteroid deflection strategy cannot be ignored.
apophis collision course

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.

Valentine’s Day gift ideas, Proflowers codes and more

Before it's too late, savor these Valentine's Day gift ideas and set that mouse to clicking. Rich or not so rich, there are always options.
Marble statue of the impish love bandit, Cupid.

Bank of America to stop offering reverse mortgages

After only four years, Bank of America is shuttering its reverse mortgage business in favor of "going other directions," says the company.
Bank of America

Link discovered between marijuana use and mental illness

A new study has found marijuana use can cause mental illness symptoms to emerge years earlier in people at risk for developing mental illness.
Weed

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.

Internet land rush may lead to .nazi, .gay and .god domains

A new Internet land rush may be headed to every corner of cyberspace by spring, including such domains as .nazi, .gay, .muhammad and more.
File photo of the character Sgt. Schultz from “Hogan's Heroes.”

ADHD diet study data doubted by pediatricians

A restrictive diet reduced hyperactivity for some children in a Dutch ADHD study, but pediatricians punched holes in the researchers' conclusions ...
Photo of brain activity of adhd kids.