Monthly Archives: March 2011

February jobs report shows decline in unemployment

The Labor Department has just released the February jobs report, which shows that unemployment has continued to decline so far this year.
Unemployed

Mississippi reporter misunderstands no credit check payday loans

Mississippi House Bill 455 extended the life of payday loans in the state. A Clarion-Ledger reporter objects but doesn't have a good argument.
A “Welcome to Mississippi” road sign that labels the state “Birthplace of America's Music.”

The no-so-hidden lifetime cost of a bad credit score

A bad credit score or a credit score report that contains errors can rob a person of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
credit report errors

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.

Microfinance pioneer Yunus fired by Bangladesh government

Muhammad Yunus, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, has been forced out of his position at Grameen Bank by the Bangladesh government.
Muhammad Yunus

Clock is ticking on $1.1 billion in unclaimed 2007 tax refunds

Low-income taxpayers who didn't file for 2007 could have money coming thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit ...
tax return

Why GDP is not the best measure of economic growth

The Gross Domestic Product is an often-cited number to measure economic growth, but problems with this number call its relevance into question.
GDP

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.

How to protect yourself from unwanted spam

Too much spam is a nightmare! There are a couple of important things you can learn to arm yourself with the right tricks to combat spam.
A woman sitting at a laptop, looking upset.

Polls show most of US favors collective bargaining rights

A majority of people in the U.S. support labor unions' collective bargaining rights, according to multiple national polls conducted by media.
A round, orange California union badge bearing the slogan, “Your Rights At Work: Worth Fighting and Voting For.”

SEC charges ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta with insider trading

Former Goldman board member Rajat Gupta faces insider trading charges for profiting from confidential information during the financial crisis
goldman sachs insider trading

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.

Consumer spending report shows improved savings rate

The report on Americans' economic activity during January shows a surprising trend: Americans are making a little more but saving a lot more.
Piggy bank

US manufacturing index keeps expanding, but obstacles lie ahead

Manufacturing grew for the 19th straight month at the highest rate in seven years, but several factors are set to challenge future growth.
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