Financial

Sharia-compliant mortgage program in Minnesota ends

Despite statements that the Constitution should be used to protect religious individuals, Tim Pawlenty has ended a Sharia-compliant loan program.
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Federal Reserve member speaks of risk of Japanese-style deflation

Japanese-style deflation in the U.S. economy is a possibility if the Fed holds benchmark interest rates at record lows indefinitely-READ ON
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How do you establish credit when you need credit to get credit?

To establish credit when you have no credit is a challenge, but responsible use of a secured credit card is a good way to get you started.
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How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

AIG bonuses for February 2010: $100 million

AIG bonuses of $100 million will be handed out this month, despite accepting government aid in 2008 to keep the company from collapsing...
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Ursula Burns | How Far We’ve Come, How Far to Go

Ursula Burns became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company when she took over Xerox in July. This made me think about progress ...
Xerox makes a lot more than copiers nowadays. Image from Flickr.

Swipe fee cap by Federal Reserve may be higher than planned

The Federal Reserve will announce what it is setting the swipe fee cap at, but it could be higher than 12 cents per transaction.
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Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Roth IRA conversions surge in 2010

Roth IRA conversions are rising as taxpayers take advantage of tax breaks and try to avoid the prospect of rising federal taxes next year...
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Senate report on financial crisis points finger at Goldman Sachs

A Senate report investigating the cause of the financial crisis accuses Goldman Sachs of misleading both its clients and Congress ...
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Climate change in Columbia driving US coffee prices sky high

Hot weather and heavy rains have hurt Columbian coffee production as global demand catches up with coffee drinkers in the United States.
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How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Falling gold price could mean the gold bubble is about to burst

If the gold bubble bursts, it would hurt investors who dumped their portfolios into gold as a safe haven during the global financial crisis.
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Dollar continues slide, but rally in near future not far-fetched

The U.S. Dollar Index is approaching its all-time low, but a number of factors may signal a rebound for the greenback ...
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Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise

Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise, and some wonder whether going in hock for a bachelor's degree is worth it.
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How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

Secured Loans for a Mortgage or Auto Loan

Looking before applying for mortgage or auto loans will benefit you greatly. These two loans are long term loans that have a great bearing on your finances.
Auto and mortgage loans require some homework before you apply. There are numerous secured and unsecured loan options out there. (Photo: picasaweb.google.com)

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.
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The Difference Between Installment Loans and Payday Loans

If you need cash fast -- as in TODAY -- but you need more money than you can pay back with your next paycheck, you can get an installment loan...
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How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

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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