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National Junk Food Day keeps calorie counts climbing

Doing the math on junk food shows one of the reasons it is so popular. You can celebrate National Junk Food Day more healthily, though ...
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Kinsman, IL | Scene of FBI raid

Kinsman, IL, was the scene of a large FBI raid. The town of 100 is virtually bare, except for a Muslim butcher shop. READ MORE...
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Vanderbilt/Oxford Study: Payday Loan Firm Profits Not Excessive

A joint Vanderbilt/Oxford study entitled "The Profitability of Payday Loans" shows that industry profits are not excessive, counter to what media critics claim.
Think this represents the average payday loan company CEO? Think again. Profitability is hardly out of sight, even if it has allowed the industry to grow. (Photo: flickr.com)

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.

How to write a customized cover letter

Applying for a job is tough. If you tailor your cover letter to the employer, you're one step closer. Learn how to write a good cover letter.
Example of a tailor-made cover letter, pasted onto posterboard for visual effect.

DADT military gay ban upheld by Supreme Court

The SCOTUS denied a request on behalf of a gay rights group to lift a stay of the federal judge's decision to ban “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”
A mock Uncle Sam sign that reads, “I'm counting on you! Don't ask, Don't tell.”

Alila Villas Uluwatu | An eco-friendly resort escape

Alila Villas Uluwatu was recently awarded an Environmentally Sustainable Design designation - and it's a beautiful place to stay. READ MORE...
A sunrise scene in Bali with two beach chairs and a tiki umbrella.

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.

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.
Chase card

Droid Phones Revealed | Are They Multiplying?

Today, Verizon and Motorola released pictures, prices and the official retail date for Droid phones, which run on the Google Android 2.0 operating system...
Motorola building image from Flickr.

China-Russia dollar move may signal end to manipulation of yuan

China and Russia ceased using the dollar for bilateral trade, which was previously required, and will go forward exchanging rubles and yuan.
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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.

Carnival Cruise Lines earnings to plummet after cruise ship fire

Carnival Cruise Lines expects to lose revenue as a result of a cruise ship fire. The company is planning for a 20 percent loss on earnings.
Carnival Splendor

Apple disciples will have to wait for iOS and iPad update

The new version of iOS has been delayed by Apple. Apple fanatics will have to wait until Thanksgiving for an iPad update and new features...
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House rejects bill for $250 payment to Social Security recipients

A failed bill authorizing a $250 check for Social Security recipients intended to compensate for the lack of a 2011 cost-of-living increase.
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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.

Kindle for Android takes on iPhone | Is Android tablet next?

Kindle for Android partners Google with Amazon in an e-reader battle against the Apple iPhone. An Android tablet could be next. READ MORE...
a T-mobile android phone

Kiteboarder killed by sharks off Stuart, Florida

A kiteboarder was killed by sharks off the coast of Stuart, Florida. His name was Stephen Schafer. This is an extremely rare occurrence, to say the least.

The Earth will not likely have two suns in 2012

There is a rumor that the star Betelgeuse will go supernova in 2012 and cause the earth to have two suns -- or end. Both rumors are bogus.
Photo of two sons.

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.

Cigarette smoking: Does nicotine have you in its grasp?

Quitting smoking is not easy, but is possible. This addictive drug is damaging not just with your health, but your general financial health.
Cigarette butts

B of A buys bad guaranteed loans back from Fannie and Freddie

Bank of America has recently put aside some serious cash to compensate Freddie and Fannie for bad guaranteed loans B of A is responsible for.
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