Financial

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.
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H&R Block stops offering short term loans against tax refunds

H&R Block has been forced out of offering short term loans against tax refunds. The company will try to offer alternatives to refund loans.
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Cash today can be difficult to find in the midst of a divorce

After a divorce, tax filing changes and maintaining cash today can be difficult.

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.

New Federal Reserve credit card rules beef up consumer protection

New credit card rules add consumer protections to the 2009 credit card law including penalty fee limits and re-evaluation of interest rates.
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Ephren Taylor Shares Tips on Starting a Business

CNN interviewed Ephren Taylor, 27, the youngest-ever African-American CEO of a publicly traded company. He talked about starting his own business at age 12 ...
Ephren Taylor

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.
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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.

Micro-Loans Can Help Struggling Small Businesses

With banks reducing the number of available loans and becoming more particular about who they lend to, small businesses may want to consider micro-loans...

Obama spending freeze: Is it doable?

To those who dismiss Obama's spending freeze as impossible, I quote CNN, which points out that this is "a partial, three-year freeze on discretionary spending."
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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

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.

Payday advance lenders compete for price when allowed

It is claimed that payday advance lenders don't compete for prices. People who maintain this suspicion probably haven't done their homework.
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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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Bad credit loans for car purchases increasing

Two years ago, borrowers with bad credit had a 60 percent chance of getting a car loan. Now their chances are much worse, but improving...
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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.

U.S. home ownership rates falling as foreclosure crisis deepens

U.S. home ownership rates have fallen to the lowest level in a decade, and millions of Americans are expected to lose their homes in 2011...
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How to Buy Groceries when Pay Day is Far Away

Sometimes it can be tough stretching the grocery budget out until pay day. Following these simple tips can help...
Plan ahead to save money on groceries.

Mississippi Congress stalls on payday loan legislation

The Mississippi state legislature has stalled on passing a bill that would further regulate the payday loan lending industry in the state.
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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.

Federal Minimum Wage and U.S. Labor Laws

Despite the fact that the federal minimum wage is not a living wage for anyone who pays rent, some states such as Colorado want to pay less...
Federal minimum wage

Cosmetic surgery rebound: bra sizes grow along with the economy

Cosmetic surgery procedures are increasing as the economy improves, with breast augmentation leading the way and nose jobs a close second.
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