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Viper SmartStart Cell Phone App Gets Drivers Going

App lets you start car remotely The Viper SmartStart is a new smartphone application that lets you start, lock, unlock and turn on your car’s alarm system from far away. The app is available on iPhone and iPod touch. Though users can download the app and use it for a year for free, it only
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Arkansas cracks down on online payday lenders, consumer choice

Payday lending has been outlawed in Arkansas since 2009, but that hasn’t stopped some consumers in need from looking to online payday loans funded from outside the state. Unfortunately, freedom of choice isn’t viewed kindly by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, reports the Arkansas News. McDaniel’s office obtained court orders barring two online payday lenders
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Continental, United airlines to become largest airline in world

Forget taking out  Personal Installment Loans to pay for your carry-on luggage or Same Day Loans for a pillow on your next flight. The concern now is: what airline will you be flying on? Will you be flying Continental or United? Both. Yes, Continental and United airlines are combining into the world’s largest airline. What
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Android vs iPhone: Droid outsells iPhone in Q1

The iPhone vs. Android battle just got more interesting as the underdog Android phone outsold Apple’s iPhone in first quarter 2010 U.S. smartphone sales. Android won this most recent iPhone vs. Android battle, but Apple is still winning the iPhone vs. Android war. Apple enjoys a huge lead in total smartphone sales over Android. Blackberry
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Save Money on Your Next Vehicle by Purchasing a Rental Car

Rental Car Availability Every year, rental car agencies sell the older vehicles in their rental fleets and restock with the newest models. Larry Lovejoy of Automobile Consumer Services Corp (ACS) states, “These cars can be a great deal for the average buyer. They have been well-maintained, so in essence you are buying a nearly-new car
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We Need Money to Make Money

Ambition Makes Money When we consider what qualities define who we are, we often think of ambition. The most ambitious of us do anyway, because we believe that ambition is one of the key differences that will allow us to become the cream of the crop. We are full of plans and ideas that will

Layoffs Being Used As Debt Relief, But Is It A Good Option?

Layoffs Many businesses are looking to layoffs as a method of finding debt relief, but research is showing that this knee-jerk reaction to the economy isn’t always a good option. Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton School, stated, “It’s hard to save money if the jobs will be refilled within

Why Worry About Bank Failures?

Depositors Must Retain Confidence Depositor confidence in the banking system is vital to the working of the modern economy. Banks lend out money assuming that they are not going to face a situation where all their depositors demand to withdraw funds simultaneously. At the same time, depositors entrust their money to the bank, believing they
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Cheap O Air: A New Choice for Buying Plane Tickets

Cheap O Air finds cheap tickets There are plenty of sites out there that will find the best deals on plane tickets for you. Airfare Watchdog, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz and Expedia are just a few of these services, and we can add Cheap O Air to that list. Cheap O Air works the same way
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Blippy credit card info exposed to identity theft on Google

The Blippy credit card info exposed on Google is way too much information.  Blippy invites users use the social networking service to tell their friends about what they buy online. Venturebeat reported Friday that at least one person figured out how to find Blippy members’ credit card numbers on Google. A search VentureBeat calls “fairly
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5 Wise Tips to Avoid a Debt of Trouble with Bad Customers

Good Advice for Solo Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs Long-time solo professional business owners have always experienced ups and downs with their business. They’ve all had debts to pay like most business owners do, and most have received a personal loan to help out. Aside from financial obstacles, they’ve also likely come across every type of
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Blue Shield of California wants 59 percent rate hike

Health insurance premiums have been out of control for years, but apparently someone forgot to send Blue Shield of California the memo. The Los Angeles Times reports that Blue Shield has shocked California policyholders with a proposal to institute insurance premium hikes as high as 59 percent on March 1. The change would affect tens
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Virtual Assistant Jobs are Not Easy Money

Virtual assistant jobs are all the rage Are you in the market for virtual assistant jobs? Perhaps you’ve already checked out the International Virtual Assistants Association. If not, it might be worth a look. Use the link to the IVAA web site at the end of this article. I went to the International Virtual Assistants

Payday cash won’t make up for dealing with a bad boss

Back on payroll For millions of Americans wanting to earn payday cash again, it’s great news to finally find employment. According to the US Labor Department statistics, today the average unemployed person searches for work between 7 to 14 months, depending on experience and education. That’s a long time for hopeful workers to be without
US Treasury gets money back from General Motors.

General Motors pays back US Treasury

It was recently announced that General Motors has paid the U.S. Treasury back on a portion of the  loans it received in the auto bailout.  General Motors entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, then set about getting back on track.  It paid off portions of the loans with interest far ahead of schedule, so apparently they
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British home secretary slams door on cargo from Yemen, Somalia

Printer toner cartridges have Yemen and Somalia on the U.K.’s cargo blacklist. (Photo Credit: CC BY-SA/Cheon Fong Liew/Flickr) Authorities have determined that the suspicious package from Yemen that was found on board a UPS cargo flight in the U.K. was an operable bomb. While the Yemeni student believed to be responsible has been arrested, the
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Centerville Pie Company Newest Beneficiary of the Oprah Effect

TV queen confirms Cape Cod pie purchase It looks like the Centerville Pie Company will be the next business to receive the flood of business – and profits – that comes with being associated with Oprah. Apparently, Oprah didn’t even mention the Centerville Pie Company on her show. She simply confirmed for a small newspaper,