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

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

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.
The Daily owner Rupert Murdoch waving a clenched fist.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

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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How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

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 Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

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...
us homeownership rate hits the dirt

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.
Example of a tailor-made cover letter, pasted onto posterboard for visual effect.

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

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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