Investments

Gates and Buffett urge billionaires to give away half their money

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett announced a campaign Wednesday to convince America's billionaires to give away half their money to charity...
Bill Gates on stage at a conference

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: Crook or guru?

Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is called both crook and guru, depending upon the tax bracket of the investor who is speaking.
John Paulson, surrounded by some of his amassed riches: money, mansion, luxury cars, etc.

Volatile stock market driven by impulsive investor fears

Stock market volatility is sending traders on a rollercoaster ride driven by fear that is measured by the Market Volatility Index, or VIX.
Photo of the madness on wall street.

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.

Low CD rates prompt consumers to pay off credit cards

Extremely low CD rates have encouraged many consumers to funnel their money into paying off high-interest debt like credit cards.
Close-up of a checkbook register that reflects multiple credit card payments, including one marked “payoff.”

Worst venture capitalist moves in U.S. history

Startups need venture capital to get off the ground. Sometimes, VCs invest in real stinkers. Here are some of the worst VC bombs in history…
There's always one cupcake in the bunch that doesn't quite meet expectation. In this case, the frosting has boiled over and it’s a hot, sticky mess.

Insider trading probe affects cross section of financial industry

A sweeping insider trading investigation by the SEC is affecting the financial industry at many levels, and charges could be filed this year.
insider trading this way

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.

Santa Claus rally hits markets in countries celebrating Christmas

The Santa Claus rally is a year-end stock market surge occurring in countries where people celebrate Christmas as a national holiday ...
santa claus rallies wall street

Family Dollar share price surges on NASDAQ

Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. was purchased by billionaire Nelson Peltz. It's a sign that dollar chains are now big business.
A smiling young woman hunts for values at her local Family Dollar store.

Value of college questioned with high loans and unemployment

As student loan balances and unemployment grow, people are beginning to question the value of college. The numbers say it does have value.
College Graduates

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.

Why more investors are buying dividend-paying stocks, not bonds

Current market conditions make dividend-paying stocks a cheap long-term investment, but the end of Bush tax cuts could spoil the party...
looking for dividend paying stocks

Apple stock declines as Steve Jobs takes medical leave

Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from Apple for undisclosed reasons. Tim Cook will take over the reigns again until he returns.
Steve Jobs

PBGC.gov is protecting pensions across the United States

PBGC.gov is a federal agency whose purpose is to help retirees and long-term workers find unclaimed pension money that is owed to them. READ ON...
A montage of finance and retirement-related terms is pictured. With the blizzard of choices out there for finding unclaimed money, PBGC.gov makes it easy for retirees to collect forgotten pensions.

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.

Former GM financial wing Ally may have its own IPO

Ally Financial Inc, formerly GMAC, is starting to post profits again. General Motors' former finance wing may have an IPO of it's own soon.
NYSE on Wall Street

Euro dollar values move on the market

The Euro dollar value has made a slight gain, after the European bailout was announced today. Gains were slight, but still gains. READ ON...
Statue of the Euro Symbol

Futures Trading and SEC fighting Congress for funding

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have requested additional funding but may be facing cuts.
Coins

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.

GM IPO date of November 17 is finally here

The GM IPO date of November 17 has arrived at last, and the company will finally offer shares for the first time since the auto bailout...
H2

Quadruple Witching: the stock market seasons change

Today is one of the four Quadruple witching days in the stock market. What is quadruple witching, and what does it mean for the market?
Stock market ticker board, possibly on quadruple witching day.