Money Management

Where’s my refund | Getting your money from the government

The IRS provides services to help you track where your tax refund is - but there is some information you need to provide.
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Apple earnings boom for first quarter

Apple has been booming lately, and the first quarter Apple earnings have shot through the roof off of sales of iPhones and Mac computers.
Definitely not what Apple earnings look like.

Google creates algorithm to weed out bad online retailers

Google has created an algorithm that it says will ensure bad online retailers don't appear at the top of search engine results anymore...
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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.

Jobs blasts RIM and Android at Apple earnings meeting

Ahead of the "Back to the Mac" event, Steve Jobs took time at the Apple earnings conference to blast the competition and tout Apple sales...
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Private sector job growth fails to check rising unemployment rate

Private sector job growth couldn't offset public sector layoffs, population growth and people re-entering the work force.
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Senate passes financial reform bill amendment

An amendment to the financial reform bill has passed the Senate, nearly unanimously. The amendment changes the bill dramatically. READ ON...
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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.

Credit score can affect insurance rates, court rules

A Michigan supreme court has ruled that using credit scores to determine insurance rates is not discriminatory. READ ON...
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How to save money when world food prices are rising

Global food prices are rising and will likely continue to do so. However, there are ways to save money for the do-it-yourself inclined.
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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.
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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.

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.
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Housing market: Most in U.S. think now is the time to buy a home

It's a buyer's market, but home sales in the United States continue to suffer as potential home buyers wait for prices to hit rock bottom.
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Banks used free Fed money in financial crisis to profit, not lend

Free money from the Fed intended to boost lending was used to pad bank profits with sweetheart bond deals instead ...
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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.

Free term life insurance is available now

MassMutual Financial Group of Massachusetts is offering free term life insurance of $50,000 to apply to dependents' education.
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Keep an eye out for commonly overlooked tax deductions

Millions of Americans hand the IRS hard-earned money that they could keep because they overlook deductions hiding in complicated U.S. tax code.
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Mortgage Lenders Network USA told loan documents are protected

One sub prime mortgage lender has lost its bid to destroy thousands of original loan documents. This ruling does not apply to all lenders, though.
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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.

U.S. auto sales increase for every major brand except Toyota

Every major automaker reported sales gains in the United States in 2010; Ford outpaced Toyota to take the No. 2 spot behind General Motors.
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Making a personal budget: Know the ins and outs

Making and sticking to a budget requires some discipline, but once setting aside money becomes a habit, you'll have a brighter financial future.
A piggy bank graphic depicting all the areas consumers should consider when it comes to making a personal budget.