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Pedro Espada charged with stealing from nonprofit foundation

Pedro Espada has been indicted along with his son for embezzling from the Soundview HealthCare Network, a nonprofit health care organization.
Pedro Espada

Trading Day Stocks: The Classic Risk/Reward Scenario

Although accessible, day trading requires hard work and may not be for everyone...

Apple fans will have to wait for white iPhone 4

Apple devotees are going to have to wait awhile longer to get their hands on the white iPhone 4. Apple says it will release in spring of 2011.
White iPhone

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.

Better Marriage Blanket toots a useful horn

The Better Marriage Blanket is a potentially useful tool. It won't repair emotional trauma, obviously. But what does it do? READ MORE...
Mixed beans

New rule makes Social Security benefits off-limits for garnishing

Social Security benefits are now a little harder to garnish, under new rules passed to make garnishing benefit payments more transparent.
Social Security card

People Use Cash Advances as They Brace for Global Warming Bill

People are anticipating needing more payday loans and cash advances to handle added expenses for energy in coming years…
Consumers budgets are already stretched out. Cash Advances help, but will the upcoming global warming bill make things worse? (Photo: flickr.com)

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Debit card interchange fees force consumers to pay hefty tax

Debit card interchange fees banks charge merchants amount to an “invisible tax” everyone pays, says public policy consultant Richard Eskow.
Close-up on a Visa debit card.

Consumers who are Careful with Car Care May Find Quick Cash

Consumers looking for quick cash may find it by shoring up their car care practices.

Feminist Muslim reform activist argues for racial profiling

Racial profiling and religious profiling by TSA at airports would be a good idea, argues Muslim reform activist Asra Nomani in a recent op-ed.
Shots of four sets of eyes from different ethnic backgrounds, stacked one atop the other.

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Will Chevy Volt battery warranty convince electric car skeptics?

GM hopes that extending the Chevy Volt battery warranty for 8 years or 100,000 miles will inspire confidence among potential buyers. READ ON
a three quarter panel shot of the Chevy volt

Apollo Landing Back Up Tapes Lost | NASA Refurbishes Old Tapes

The back up tapes for Apollo 11 have been lost for years. NASA has given the originals and a cash advance to Lowry Digital to be restored...
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Salute

Google earnings report comes with big surprises

Google has announced the fourth quarter earnings for 2010, and though they are very good, most people are focusing on the management shakeup.
Eric Schmidt

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

UK Office of Fair Trading says no to payday loan rate cap

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading has ruled that a payday loan rate cap is unnecessary and would harm free market competition…
A T-shirt parody of the "Enjoy Coke" logo. This shirt reads "Enjoy Capitalism." Part of capitalism is a free market economy that would not restrict the payday loan with unnecessary (or even harmful) rate caps.

Mexico tunnel discovery a drop in the drug smuggling bucket

The Mexico tunnel between Tijuana and San Diego linked drug smuggling operations with a passageway the length of six football fields.
drug smuggling passageway

Man Goes to Prison for Payday Loan Scheme

I don't know if this guy was giving out fax payday loans or no fax payday loans or what, but he wasn't giving out as much as he told his investors he was...
The Encylopedia of Scams

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Short Term Loans and Debt Can Predict Market

John Paulson knew what to look for when reading the pre-recessionary market: short term loans and the debt market. It paid off and now he’s a billionaire.