Money Management

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.
Foreclosure sign

Libyan crisis inflates fuel and food prices, says UN

The Libyan crisis has halted oil production there, causing oil to exceed $100 per barrel. Global food prices have shot up as a result.
Gallons of milk on a supermarket shelf.

FCC pressures Verizon to refund $50 million in phantom charges

After a 10-month FCC investigation, Verizon will refund $50 million to reimburse 15 million customers for data services they did not order.
verizon refund for accidental internet access

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.

How to find a cheap couch or love seat

Replacing furniture can be a chore. However, it's easy to replace a couch, love seat or recliner very inexpensively with the right shortcuts.
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Ways to save instant cash on leisure activities

There is no reason to pay full price for leisure activities if one does not need to. Learn to cut corners, and the savings can add up fast.
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