Financial

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.

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

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.

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.
HSBC Bank

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."
Obama spending freeze

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.

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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.
Mississippi Capitol

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.
breast augmentation

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.

Debt settlement relief companies ignoring memo from government

Debt settlement relief companies have been growing in number, but not all of them deliver. Many charge enormous fees for doing no work.
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Debit card rewards next on the chopping block at large banks

The largest banks in the nation are adding debit card rewards program to the chopping block, due to new interchange fee rules.
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