Daily Archives: April 7, 2011

March retail sales increase comes with many investor caveats

After being expected to register the first decline since 2009, retail sales surprisingly increased in March, but stiff headwinds lie ahead.
U.S. retailers

Consumers opting to pay credit cards over mortgages

Underwater mortgages have encouraged consumers to pay credit cards instead, according to a recent study by the TransUnion credit bureau.
A man poring over his bills contemplates a Post-It note that reads “Pay off credit cards!”

How to remove a co-signer from a student loan

If you've co-signed on a student loan but want out, there are a few things you can try to have your name removed from the paperwork.
A graduate mortarboard cap and diploma, as well as a male hand that is handcuffed to a stack of money, are visible.

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

Legal spat over financial protection bureau continues

The legal battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, as legislators try to gut the agency before it starts operating.
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International Monetary Fund calls for changes to mortgage lending

The International Monetary Fund, in studying the housing market, has determined that the government needs to get out of the lending business.
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