Money Management

Cost of vacations rising as theme park and flight costs are up

Americans are likely to feel the rising cost of vacations this summer, as plane tickets and amusement parks are getting more expensive.
Disneyland

Fukushima disaster lays bare the cost of nuclear power

Rising construction costs and the potential cost of a nuclear accident are making clean energy alternatives more attractive to investors.
fukushima disaster

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.

Juliette Brindak runs $15 million website, MissOandFriends.com

Juliette Brindak, 20, created the popular girls' website MissOandFriends.com. It attracted a book deal and is currently valued at $15 million.
File photo of Juliette Brindak.

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

The Euro stress tests have revealed that after the Greek bailout, seven major European banks can't meet capital requirements of 91 surveyed.
HSBC Bank

Money-saving ways to avoid online news subscription paywalls

Online news junkies with tight budgets, rejoice. There are many ways to circumvent digital news paywalls.
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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.

Repossessions by mortgage loan lenders climb

Foreclosures by banks are declining, but repossessions, which do the same thing without the paperwork, are skyrocketing as well as auctions.
Gavel

Peter Thiel offers $100,000 to bypass school for entrepreneurship

Peter Thiel has created a buzz by offering $100,000 to 20 students for dropping out of college to pursue high-tech entrepreneurial dreams.
Peter thiel of thiel fellowship

Master the metrics of small business success

How can you tell if your business is doing well? Benchmark your business, with an eye for some of these key ratios you'll want in your favor.
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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.

Wedding Cans Update: Pete and Andrea’s saga continues

When I started writing about Wedding Cans, the couple was at about 4 percent of their goal. But after the AP picked up the story, it went international...
Wedding Cans

Office of Financial Literacy tucked away in financial reform bill

The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill aims to promote financial literacy among American consumers to help them stay out of money troubles.
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Most Americans still believe in real estate as an investment

Despite housing still slumping in a recession, Americans still believe real estate is the best investment a person can make in the long run.
Housing

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.

U.S. home ownership rates falling as foreclosure crisis deepens

U.S. home ownership rates have fallen to the lowest level in a decade, and millions of Americans are expected to lose their homes in 2011...
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Cosmetic surgery rebound: bra sizes grow along with the economy

Cosmetic surgery procedures are increasing as the economy improves, with breast augmentation leading the way and nose jobs a close second.
breast augmentation

How to write a customized cover letter

Applying for a job is tough. If you tailor your cover letter to the employer, you're one step closer. Learn how to write a good cover letter.
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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.

Debit card rewards next on the chopping block at large banks

The largest banks in the nation are adding debit card rewards program to the chopping block, due to new interchange fee rules.
Chase card

House rejects bill for $250 payment to Social Security recipients

A failed bill authorizing a $250 check for Social Security recipients intended to compensate for the lack of a 2011 cost-of-living increase.
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