Money Management

Americans feeling the pinch of higher gas prices

Gas prices have nearly hit $4 per gallon nationwide, and Americans are starting to feel the pinch of having to pay more at the pump.
Gasoline pump station

Why some social media marketing strategies fail

The best social media marketing strategies won't work -- if you don't. Here are some of the most common marketing mistakes to look out for.
Social Media

President Obama talks about his personal finances

President Obama was asked Wednesday how he handles his personal finances. He says his philosophy involves smart spending and frugal saving.
President Obama strides

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.

Federal Reserve member speaks of risk of Japanese-style deflation

Japanese-style deflation in the U.S. economy is a possibility if the Fed holds benchmark interest rates at record lows indefinitely-READ ON
a deflated birthday balloon

How do you establish credit when you need credit to get credit?

To establish credit when you have no credit is a challenge, but responsible use of a secured credit card is a good way to get you started.
a male and female on college campus talking with each other on a sunny day

Home prices drop as foreclosure rates soar

Home price index reports home prices down nationally by the largest margin since 28008, partially due to increased number of foreclosures.
House in foreclosure

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.

Beatrice, Nebraska, giving away land to generate revenue

Beatrice, Neb., is one of numerous financially suffering small towns that is giving away free land to generate needed annual tax revenue...
The roadside welcome sign for the town of Beatrice, Nebraska.

Jobs for grads: Tips for making a big splash on the job hunt

Job hunting tips for college graduates can make finding real-world gainful employment less painful in a tough, post-recession job market.
Street signs marking the intersection of Opportunity Drive and Career Drive.

USDA announces cost of raising a child is growing up

The USDA has just released its annual report on the cost of raising children, and they are getting more expensive every year.
Kids in a classroom

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.

Swipe fee cap by Federal Reserve may be higher than planned

The Federal Reserve will announce what it is setting the swipe fee cap at, but it could be higher than 12 cents per transaction.
A debit card

Roth IRA conversions surge in 2010

Roth IRA conversions are rising as taxpayers take advantage of tax breaks and try to avoid the prospect of rising federal taxes next year...
climbing to retirement savings goals

Fitch downgrades the credit rating of Greece | EU to offer help

Credit rating agency Fitch downgraded Greece to a BBB- credit rating. How will Greece turn around their economy, or will Greece need help?
Greece

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.

Ven-A-Care chases down Medicare defrauders, collects bounties

Ven-A-Care is a small pharmacy that makes money by whistle-blowing on big pharmaceutical companies that commit Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Photo of a medicare card.

Falling gold price could mean the gold bubble is about to burst

If the gold bubble bursts, it would hurt investors who dumped their portfolios into gold as a safe haven during the global financial crisis.
A young boy blowing a big soap bubble

New cars are cheaper than used cars in an upside-down economy

A new car loan could be cheaper than buying used thanks to 0 percent financing and a lower inventory of used vehicles available for sale ...
zero percent financing

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.

Dollar continues slide, but rally in near future not far-fetched

The U.S. Dollar Index is approaching its all-time low, but a number of factors may signal a rebound for the greenback ...
George Washington's portrait on a dollar bill

Services like PayNearMe for unbanked consumers expanding

Services for unbanked consumers, such as PayNearMe kiosks, are expanding to offer financial services for people without bank accounts.
Check cashing store