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Kiva expands P2P loans to green ideas and student loans

Microlending nonprofit Kiva is working on expanding its business to lending for environmental changes and students in third-world countries.
Solar Panels

Vanderbilt/Oxford Study: Payday Loan Firm Profits Not Excessive

A joint Vanderbilt/Oxford study entitled "The Profitability of Payday Loans" shows that industry profits are not excessive, counter to what media critics claim.
Think this represents the average payday loan company CEO? Think again. Profitability is hardly out of sight, even if it has allowed the industry to grow. (Photo: flickr.com)

How to write a customized cover letter

Applying for a job is tough. If you tailor your cover letter to the employer, you're one step closer. Learn how to write a good cover letter.
Example of a tailor-made cover letter, pasted onto posterboard for visual effect.

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.

Don’t be taken – Understanding the top 10 secrets of liars

You assets are valuable, particularly in a recession. Know the top 10 secrets of liars and avoid being taken in a financial scam!
The best liars aren't crossing their fingers behind their backs as this man is doing.

The Arizona ban and the financial reform bill

The effects of the Arizona payday loan ban include businesses closing and jobs being lost. Will the federal financial reform bill do likewise?
Grand Canyon

Apple earnings boom for first quarter

Apple has been booming lately, and the first quarter Apple earnings have shot through the roof off of sales of iPhones and Mac computers.
Definitely not what Apple earnings look like.

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.

Four Loko being used to create ethanol fuel

Four Loko, the infamous “blackout in a can,” is being recycled into ethanol. The same facilities are also recycling packaging and aluminum.
A crushed can of Four Loko resting on the ground.

Pajamagram PajamaJeans and other expensive gifts

This year you can get the popular and often sold-out PajamaJeans through the Pajamagram company, but is the high cost worth the comfort?
Photo of a gift wrapped in Christmas paper.

Gmail Buzz (Googlebuzz) tackles social networking

Gmail Buzz, or Googlebuzz, is Google's new social networking tool. It works a lot like Facebook, but aggregates information from other sites...
Gmail Buzz, Googlebuzz

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.

Target $3 Appliances | Black Friday Chaos to Ensue

Target $3 appliances, rumor has it, include toasters, coffee makers, sandwich makers and slow cookers to name a few...
Image from Flickr.

Consumers Using Installment Loans to Fund Franchises

As franchises continue to grow, consumers are using family loans and installment loans as funding options...
Papa Johns and many other U.S. franchises are seeing growth as people take their job security into their own hands. Image from Wikimedia.

Icelandic Sheepdog and two other breeds recognized by AKC

The American Kennel Club has officially recognized three new breeds of dogs, including Leonberger and Cane Corso. What affect will this have?
Icelandic Sheepdog

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.

Microfinance industry becoming troubled by scandals

The microfinance industry is becoming rocked with a series of scandals, and it appears to be unraveling despite many lenders noble aims.
Muhammad Yunus

Nevada town gets wiped out by recession

The town of Empire, Nev., has been wiped off the map. The company owned-town was the last of its kind and was a victim of the recession.
Empire Nevada

Publix ice cream recall | Mistake in release distracts from risk

The FDA and Publix supermarkets have released a voluntary recall of ice cream -- but the recall announcement contained one big mistake.
Publix

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.

Netflix Careers and Job Opportunities

Netflix, the nation’s largest online DVD service, offers careers and job opportunities to everyone across the nation.
(Photo via Exalthim, Flickr.com)

Dutch Sandwich is a tasty tax evasion for U.S. multinationals

The Dutch Sandwich is a complex tax-evasion scheme that multinational corporations use to move billions in profits to Caribbean tax havens.
a woman holding a large sandwich