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Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Begins to Grill Bankers

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) has begun questioning bank CEOs regarding whether they are using bailout funds responsibly.

CARD Act could strip stay-at-home partners of financial identity

The consumer-protection CARD Act is supposed to protect consumers, but some stay-at-home spouses hit snags because they can't prove income.
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Identity thieves see job seekers, children as lucrative targets

Identity thieves, who victimized nearly 11 million credit card holders in 2009, are increasingly targeting more children and job seekers...
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Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Southwest Airlines Sale | No Dates Near Christmas

Some Southwest Airlines tickets cost only $50, $75 or $100 if you purchase them today through the end Thursday, but you can't fly during the holidays...
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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...
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Small business hiring big reason for drop in unemployment rate

Small businesses, which have been bearing the lion's share of job creation in the economic recovery, are picking up the pace. Unemployment is dropping.
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Eppicard | Scammers target state payment debit cards

The Eppicard system is used by 19 states to distribute benefits, but phishing scams are coming out. Is the system really safe and effective?
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The Unparalleled Benefits of Instant Payday Loans

Getting instant payday loans helps you manage the budget of your household without hurting your finances. You should know more about this beneficial option...

Cash for Clunker Cribs

From August 28 through September 20, Babies R Us and Toys R Us are offering discounts on new products to shoppers who trade in used cribs and other baby gear...
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The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

How to prevent taking out a mortgage on a meth house

A home buyer stuck with a meth house can't live in it and usually can't afford meth clean up costs, which can run from $50,000 to $100,000.
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Illinois lawmakers approve largest tax increase in state history

The Illinois tax increase is a 66 percent hike in the state income tax until 2015; this was enacted to reduce a $15 billion budget deficit.
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At final hearing for TARP, critics call bailout program a failure

As TARP ends, the Treasury official in charge of it defended the program, but critics said that it only helped Wall Street, not Main Street.
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What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Low credit scores may exclude millions from economic recovery

More Americans with low credit scores face tougher prospects for finding jobs, getting loans and spending to help U.S. economic recovery...
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Austerity protests sweep across Europe as governments cut budgets

Austerity measures, which cut deficit-financed social programs and public services, drew mobs of protesters in 12 European capitals today.
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Grandmother Almost Uses Installment Loans to Fund Scam

Thieves are taking advantage of the elderly as they dupe them into using credit cards, savings and installment loans to aid fake grandchildren in distress...
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No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Fed wants its money back from bad B of A mortgage bonds

The Fed is leading a group of the biggest U.S. investors in trying to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion in bad mortgage bonds...
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Texas rolling unemployment loan to the private market

Several states are responsible for huge interest payments to the federal government. Rather than put budgets at risk, payments are extended.
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