Money Management

Cut down daily coffee expenses | Frappuccino recipe

Get a recipe to make your own Starbucks' bottled Frappuccino for less than $8 a week here. You can save money by mixing your own coffee drinks.
Frappuchino

30-year fixed-rate mortgage tied to demise of Fannie and Freddie

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which only exists because of mortgage insurers Fannie and Freddie, is likely to disappear along with them.
30-year fixed-rate mortgage

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.

Walmart of Weed | weGrow warehouse expanding as a franchise

The so-called "Walmart of weed," weGrow, is planning franchise stores in many states. Franchising could help the company avoid legal issues.
Hydroponics

Rent beginning to rise nationwide as fewer buy homes

As fewer people are able to buy real estate, more people are moving into rental properties. Rent is starting rise nationwide as a result.
Apartments

Cost of vacations rising as theme park and flight costs are up

Americans are likely to feel the rising cost of vacations this summer, as plane tickets and amusement parks are getting more expensive.
Disneyland

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.

Fukushima disaster lays bare the cost of nuclear power

Rising construction costs and the potential cost of a nuclear accident are making clean energy alternatives more attractive to investors.
fukushima disaster

Juliette Brindak runs $15 million website, MissOandFriends.com

Juliette Brindak, 20, created the popular girls' website MissOandFriends.com. It attracted a book deal and is currently valued at $15 million.
File photo of Juliette Brindak.

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.

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

The Euro stress tests have revealed that after the Greek bailout, seven major European banks can't meet capital requirements of 91 surveyed.
HSBC Bank

Money-saving ways to avoid online news subscription paywalls

Online news junkies with tight budgets, rejoice. There are many ways to circumvent digital news paywalls.
The Daily owner Rupert Murdoch waving a clenched fist.

Repossessions by mortgage loan lenders climb

Foreclosures by banks are declining, but repossessions, which do the same thing without the paperwork, are skyrocketing as well as auctions.
Gavel

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.

Peter Thiel offers $100,000 to bypass school for entrepreneurship

Peter Thiel has created a buzz by offering $100,000 to 20 students for dropping out of college to pursue high-tech entrepreneurial dreams.
Peter thiel of thiel fellowship

Master the metrics of small business success

How can you tell if your business is doing well? Benchmark your business, with an eye for some of these key ratios you'll want in your favor.
A woman in a business suit is seated before a laptop computer. Her arms are in the air in celebration, and the in-photo text reads “I won!”

Wedding Cans Update: Pete and Andrea’s saga continues

When I started writing about Wedding Cans, the couple was at about 4 percent of their goal. But after the AP picked up the story, it went international...
Wedding Cans

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.

Office of Financial Literacy tucked away in financial reform bill

The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill aims to promote financial literacy among American consumers to help them stay out of money troubles.
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Most Americans still believe in real estate as an investment

Despite housing still slumping in a recession, Americans still believe real estate is the best investment a person can make in the long run.
Housing