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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

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

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.

Delta Air Lines reduces services to Japan as fuel prices rise

Delta Air Lines is reducing service to Japan as the quake has cost airlines a lot of business, making the increasing cost of jet fuel worse.
Delta

The Anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald

November 10th marks the 34th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, one of the most famous maritime wrecks on the Great Lakes. READ MORE...
from http://www.flickr.com/photos/minnesotahistoricalsociety/

Elias Abuelazam believed to be serial stabber and killer

Police have taken Elias Abuelazam into custody. He is suspected to be the man who stabbed 20 people in three states, killing five in Michigan.
Arrest

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.

Obama calls for urgent overhaul of national energy policy

At a recent appearance, President Obama called for an overhaul of the nation's energy policy including a major reduction in oil imports.
Obama speech

Shoppers need less pay day cash to nab holiday gifts

The prices on a lot of consumer goods are at the lowest levels in decades, so shoppers may have to part with less pay day cash this season.
Xmas Gifts

40th Anniversary of Kent State shootings

Tuesday, May 4, marks the 40th Anniversary of the Kent State Shootings. The Ohio National Guard killed four unarmed students. READ MORE...
Kent State University Campus

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.

Microfinance industry becoming troubled by scandals

The microfinance industry is becoming rocked with a series of scandals, and it appears to be unraveling despite many lenders noble aims.
Muhammad Yunus

H1N1 Vaccine Deaths | The Cure is Poisonous?

It's said that there will be H1N1 vaccine deaths due to side effects, but realistically the risk is low. READ MORE...

Tornado storms tear through Plains states

More than 40 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas recently. Five are dead and dozens injured; a warning is still in effect. READ ON...
Picture of a tornado forming

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.

The latest jobs report is not as good as expected

The May Jobs Report has just come out. Since it wasn't as good as expected, the markets slipped a bit. Hope isn't gone, though. READ ON...
Soup Kitchen

Silverdome sells for dirt cheap

The Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions, has sold at auction for only $583,000. READ MORE...
An Aerial view of the Silverdome.  From Wikimedia Commons.

Sushi restaurant accused of selling Sei whale sushi

Did a sushi restaurant in one of the most environmentally friendly cities sell Sei whale sushi?

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.

Credit card hotline is latest issue in consumer bureau fight

The latest fight over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau involves a credit card hotline that would compile complaints about card companies.
Visa credit card logo

Defense attorneys call for Blagojevich/Obama subpoena

Defense attorneys in the Rod Blagojevich trial have requested the President to testify. A Blagojevich Obama subpoena could go anywhere...
Rod Blagojevich