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Ryanair faces mutiny after unexpected fee hits passengers

Ryanair is an Irish airline that ends up in international media relatively regularly. Once again, the airline is in the headlines. One flight got delayed by more than three hours late last week when more than 100 students simply refused to comply with staff directions. In Spain, Ryanair is facing judges that are ruling their

Relying on Credit Cards May Be Hurting Kids’ Financial Outlooks

Credit cards and expenses Many children watch their parents live on credit cards. When they need a new item or have a bill, their parents reach for their plastic card and magically they complete the transaction. Relying on credit cards does little to truly teach children about managing money or being financially responsible adults. Here
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Scammers target payday loan customers

Many of us in this tight economy are living from paycheck to paycheck. Payday loans can be a resource for people living close to their means when unforeseen expenses occur. Scammers, however, are preying on these already financially stressed people with threatening phone calls, trying to bully them into paying non-existent debts. Lenders bound by
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Low CD rates prompt consumers to pay off credit cards

A certificate of deposit is traditionally a worthwhile, low-risk investment. However, CD rates have been so low lately that many consumers have moved their money into more productive financial ventures, reports Bankrate. Paying down debt – particularly credit card debt – has taken center stage. One-year CD rates scraping the bottom According to Bankrate, the

Walking speed predicts life span and health of seniors and cities

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that walking speed can predict life span. The speed of a person’s walking gait has been found to predict life expectancy. A person’s walking speed can also indicate the city where they live. Walking speed predicts life span An analysis published
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“1 in 5 Divorces Refers to Facebook,” Says Telegraph

Social Media and the Breakdown of Real Relationships I’m a statistic. You may be a statistic, too. But I didn’t get ‘faced and mess around on Facebook during my marriage in order to become one. If I had, I would have needed a whole lot more than a cash advance to fix that kind of

U.S. News and World Report College Rankings 2010

U.S. News names best universities Choosing a college is an important, expensive decision. Several publications every year come out with college rankings, and U.S. News and World Report has named the best colleges to attend in 2010. Just as you want to get the best auto financing you possibly can, you must pick a college
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Seattle named top time-saving city

Saving time is an important priority for most people, and according to a new report on CNN Living, how much time you can save in the course of an ordinary day may depend on where you live. CNN Living analyzed extensive data on dozens of large American cities to identify the locations where it’s easiest
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Gregory Meeks forgets to disclose $55,000 in personal loans

For most people, getting a personal loan takes time, effort, and lots of paperwork. New York congressman Gregory Meeks from Queens, however, apparently just “forgot” more than $55,000 in personal loans. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the last 11 years, Gregory Meeks is on the House Financial Committee. What were these
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Kelly Ann Walz of Ross Township, PA Killed by Pet Bear

It’s No Surprise: Bears Are Wild Animals You know they call them killer whales But you seem surprised When it pinned you down to the bottom of the tank Where you can’t turn around It took half your leg and both your lungs – Neko Case, “People Gotta Lot of Nerve” Ross Township, PA isn’t
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Celebrations soon to begin for Columbus Day 2010

Columbus Day 2010 will be on Monday, Oct. 11. The second Monday of October is always celebrated as Columbus Day. Banks will not be open. Post offices will not be open either on Columbus Day 2010. The United States isn’t the only country that celebrates Columbus Day. However, some people question whether it should really

More new homes that no one wants to borrow money for

Despite dismal outlook, new homes are actually being built. Good news on the economic front, especially real estate, is a welcome change from the dismay that has become the norm. However, the number of people borrowing money for new homes is stagnant. Most new mortgage applications are for loan modification, not finance loans for a

Reverse mortgages are secured loans that don’t always work out

The reverse mortgage loan Reverse mortgages are secured loans that come with a catch. Just ask Ernest Minor of Marysville, California about them. He had a reverse mortgage and hoped it would pay for his wife’s medical bills. She eventually passed away and his loan came due. He received a bill for $200,000 from the
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FedEx heralds modest economic recovery

FedEx has announced that its fiscal third-quarter profits more than doubled from a year ago, the first year-over-year profit increase in five quarters. Revenues increased by 7 percent to $8.70 billion, and the company posted earnings of $239 million, or 76 cents per share, compared to $97 million, or 31 cents per share, in the
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Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise

Americans now owe more for their student loans than their credit card debt. While people are paying down their credit card balances in the aftermath of the financial crisis, college costs continue to rise. Some analysts say less consumer protection for student loans than other types of borrowing is a reason for the trend. Others
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Reagan Republicans would not vote for the Gipper at gunpoint

If Ronald Reagan were still alive, he would celebrate his 100th birthday Sunday, Feb. 6. Since Reagan left office in 1989, he has come to be venerated as a saint by conservative Republicans. But while so-called “Reagan Republicans” revise Reagan’s record to support their political beliefs, “the Gipper,” who died in 2004 at 93, couldn’t