Money Management

U.S. jobless claims rise, tempering recent economic recovery

U.S. jobless claims are now at the highest level they've been since October, a speed bump on the road to economic recovery.
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Impala recall begun by GM for seat belt safety concerns

GM has announced a large recall of the Chevrolet Impala. The Impala recall is because of faulty seat belt mounting for 2009 and 2010 Impalas.
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The clock is ticking on tax deductible donations for 2010

Time remains to lower your tax bill if you have proper record keeping of tax deductible donations to qualified charitable organizations ...
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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.

Buyouts and cuts featured heavily in new Maryland budget

The new Maryland budget, proposed to the legislature today, contains cuts in employment and health care to make up a $1.6 billion shortfall.
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Workers get more pay day cash thanks to minimum wage hike

Seven states are raising the minimum wage to account for rising prices, but it only amounts to a few more pennies an hour of pay day cash.
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February jobs report shows decline in unemployment

The Labor Department has just released the February jobs report, which shows that unemployment has continued to decline so far this year.
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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.

U.S. companies reap record profits by creating jobs overseas

While the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, U.S. companies are prospering by creating more jobs overseas ...
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Supreme Court campaign finance ruling lifts corporate limits

Supporters say the Supreme Court campaign finance ruling is a win for free speech. Opponents say it gives corporations too much control in elections...
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Law school investment may not pay off for most law graduates

Investing in law school is riskier than ever with a glut of law graduates deeply in debt and competing for jobs that don't pay well enough.
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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.

Gas prices expected to continue falling in the year ahead

Gas prices are rising, and they may go higher. Rising demand along with seasonal supply restrictions could result in $4-a-gallon gas in 2011.
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Congressional Budget Office | The CBO on healthcare

The Congressional Budget Office released its preliminary analysis of the health care bill. What is the estimate, and how does the CBO work?
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Existing home sales surged as the home buyer tax credit expired

The big existing home sale increase in April may be unsustainable as home buyers raced to beat the deadline for home buyer tax credit 2010.
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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.

Buffalo Exchange: Pros and cons

At Buffalo Exchange, you can get brand name stuff in good condition for a lot less than you'd pay if it were brand new. But it's not thrift store prices...
Buffalo Exchange

Deficit commission submits final report for panel vote on Dec. 3

The deficit commission report submitted today is a "Moment of Truth" that politicians and the public will be reluctant to rise up to...
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Recall on childrens medicine 2010 | Tylenol, Motrin included

The 2010 recall on children's medicine includes liquid medicines such as Tylenol and Motrin. What should you do with the recalled product?
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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.

Plunging commodity prices leaving investors jittery

Prices of gold, silver, coffee, oil, gasoline, copper and other "safe haven" investments have dropped precipitously in the last few days.
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Beware phantom debt pains from charge-offs

Beware: Even after debt debt drops off your credit report, debt collectors may still be able to collect. Arm yourself with information.
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