Money Management

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.
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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.

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.
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Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

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.
no social security cola next year

B of A buys bad guaranteed loans back from Fannie and Freddie

Bank of America has recently put aside some serious cash to compensate Freddie and Fannie for bad guaranteed loans B of A is responsible for.
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3 ways to e-file your taxes for free

The government and several private companies, such as Turbo Tax, offer free programs for electronically filing your taxes...
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

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.
Tax Refund

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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The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

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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What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

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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No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

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.
Close-up on a Visa debit card.

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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