Money Management

How to finance your home improvement projects

When it comes to knowing how to finance home improvement projects, it helps to realize that there are multiple options available. FIND OUT HOW…
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Nearly 60 percent of parents help support adult children

Nearly 60 percent of U.S. parents are continuing to help support their adult children who are not in school, according to a new survey.
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Google App Inventor for Android lets everyone create custom apps

Google App Inventor for Android has geeks upset because it lets anyone create Android applications with a codeless drag and drop interface.
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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.

Dutch Sandwich is a tasty tax evasion for U.S. multinationals

The Dutch Sandwich is a complex tax-evasion scheme that multinational corporations use to move billions in profits to Caribbean tax havens.
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Facts about extending the Bush tax cuts and the Obama tax plan

The divisive debate on the Bush tax cuts and the Obama tax plan rarely takes a close look at the facts and possible outcomes presented here.
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Signs in place that consumer inflation is here to stay

U.S. manufacturing continues to slide down the chute to the slaughterhouse like a greased pig, and consumer inflation responds accordingly.
1923: A German woman feeding a stove with Papiermarks, which burned longer than the amount of firewood people could buy with them.

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.

Gold prices touch $1,500 as some question inflationary pressures

Because of several factors, the spot price of gold hit a record high today -- $1,500 per ounce. Does this mark an opportunity or a bubble?
Pure gold in vials

Better Business Bureau ratings plagued by alleged corruption

Though it is a trusted institution by the public, the Better Business Bureau ratings system has been repeatedly accused of corruption.
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Greek financial disaster resounds in Europe, US

Tensions in Greece continue to boil as austerity measures have met heavy civilian resistance. What does this mean for Europe and the U.S.?
A low-angle view of the columns of the Greek Acropolis at Athens.

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.

March retail sales increase comes with many investor caveats

After being expected to register the first decline since 2009, retail sales surprisingly increased in March, but stiff headwinds lie ahead.
U.S. retailers

Low retail sales, rising consumer confidence calm volatile stocks

Weak retail sales contrasted with a rising consumer confidence report to narrow trading and reduce stock market volatility on Friday.
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The puzzle of rising retail sales and falling consumer confidence

New reports on higher retail sales and lower consumer confidence present conflicting data; economists say expectation is a better barometer.
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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.

CBO: Repeal of health care reform would add billions to deficit

A Congressional Budget Office review of the GOP bill to repeal the health care law concludes it would increase the deficit by $230 billion.
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Mortgages becoming very low interest loans

Mortgage rates are lower than they ever have been. Mortgages are becoming some seriously low interest loans, if you can access the credit.
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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.

20 percent of homeowners under water on mortgage loans

Recent studies show that despite some improvement, more than 20 percent of mortgages are underwater and foreclosures are still increasing.
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Paying mortgages getting easier, but housing still depressed

Surveys of consumers are revealing that homeowners are finding it easier to pay the mortgage, but the housing market is still depressed.
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