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SEC Porn Scandal – who regulates the regulators?

The recent revelations of the SEC porn scandal begs the question of how well the regulators are regulated. Is the SEC asleep at the wheel?
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Experian adding renter history to credit scores calculations

Experian, the credit bureau, is adding rent payment history to its formula for calculating credit scores, which is good news for many people.
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April showers bring may flowers and boost pending home sales

Pending home sales, or contracts to purchase a home, rose during the month of March as the housing market is slowly coming back to life
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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.

TSA screening could result in terrible public backlash

The new TSA screening procedures certainly aren't winning a lot of fans. However, it bears mention that screeners are just doing their jobs.
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Debt relief and consolidation scams still rampant post-recession

As the number of debt relief or debt settlement companies has grown in the past few years, many companies have proven to be outright scams.
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Chase fees may cost customers more cash per month

Chase bank is raising fees. If customers who get direct deposits don't make enough money, Chase will charge instant cash for their banking.
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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.

WJLA Breast Exam Video | Outrage over health awareness

WJLA Breast exam video courts controversy. However, it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good cause. READ MORE...
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Housing market gets a reprieve as home prices slightly improve

There has been an increase in U.S. home prices over the past few months. They are likely to dip again because of the expiring tax credit...
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Debate rages over Arizona immigration bill

President Obama has announced his disappointment in the Arizona immigration bill. The bill is causing a lot of controversy to say the least...
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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.

Stimulus cash advances did little to dent unemployment rate

In August, there were 27 states that had a rise in unemployment. It seems the cash advances from stimulus packages haven't gone far.
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Colorado rancher breeds rare Panda Cow

A Colorado rancher has successfully bred a Panda Cow, a rare breed of miniature cow that takes specific genetic manipulation to produce ...
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Cost of Cyclone Yasi to Australia will be in the billions

Cyclone Yasi has devastated the state of Queensland in Australia. The cost of the cyclone is expected to be more than $2 billion in total.
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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.

AIG makes more progress in paying off taxpayer installment loans

AIG got one of the most controversial bailouts in the TARP program. The company's moving quickly to pay installment loans back to taxpayers.
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Orlando and Ft. Hood the sites of two shootings within 24 hours

Two shootings occur within 24 hours; the Ft. Hood Massacre, and the Orlando shooting, and both suspects are in custody. READ MORE...

30 percent interest for late payments at Bank of America

Watch out for default interest rates. Despite new rules, credit card issuers like Bank of America will still raise rates sky high.
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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.

Energy crisis jitters hit as gas prices approach record high

Gas prices continue to increase, and as the cost of gas nears a record high, fewer consumers are willing to pay the price at the pump.
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Hybrid vehicle tax rebate expiring

Anyone who wants to get some instant cash for buying a green vehicle had better do it now. The tax credit for most green cars is expiring.
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