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Redefining book ownership with Google e-books

The Google e-bookstore is officially open for business, but does purchasing an e-book mean the same thing as having a physical copy?
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Credit card delinquencies and debts fall in 2010

TransUnion reports that during the final three months of 2010, delinquencies and the national average debt for credit cards declined.
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NYU Study Questions Link between Payday Loans and Predation

Supporters and detractors of payday loans fall into ideological arguments. The economics, however, suggest balance is needed. CLICK HERE to read!
Destroying the payday loans industry creates problems and solves nothing. Balance is needed in legislation. (Photo: wikipedia.org)

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Borrowing Money and Government Aid Can’t Stop Foreclosures

Although consumers are using credit cards, borrowing money and asking for government aid, foreclosure numbers are still expected to rise.
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President Obama talks about his personal finances

President Obama was asked Wednesday how he handles his personal finances. He says his philosophy involves smart spending and frugal saving.
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FTC suing POM Wonderful for unsubstantiated health claims

POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and supplements are under legal fire from the FTC due to what it claims are unsubstantiated health benefits.
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How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Japanese Credit Card System – Option One or Two?

Japanese use credit cards much less often than Americans do with options for payments that no longer exist in our credit card programs...
Japanese Credit Card System

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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Voters side against legalization as Prop 19 goes up in smoke

The controversial Prop 19 in California has failed, according to exit polls. The actual numbers aren't out, but defeat seems inevitable...
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Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Redstone Arsenal Explosion|2 injured in ammo nitrate explosion

The Army-run Redstone Arsenal erupted in a large explosion at 8:45 a.m. today. What chemicals were involved, and what was the cause? READ ON....
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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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The Case for Abandoning Your Mortgage

One in four homeowners is now underwater on a mortgage, meaning that the debt exceeds home value. A new study suggests that more homeowners should walk away...
Underwater on your mortgage? Youre one in four.

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

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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Serious carnivores love the Bacon of the Month Club

Those with serious carnivores in their lives could buy them a subscription to a Bacon of the Month club and provide monthly gourmet bacon...
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Finding Cash Today Can be as Simple as Not Buying These Items

Finding cash today is not easy. One way, however is to be selective about what products to buy and what to leave on the shelf.

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Home prices drop as foreclosure rates soar

Home price index reports home prices down nationally by the largest margin since 28008, partially due to increased number of foreclosures.
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Atlanta Honda Civic | Finance your Georgia Honda Civic purchase

If you are looking to buy a new or used Honda Civic in Atlanta, there are a few facts you should know about research and finance.. READ MORE
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