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Juliette Brindak runs $15 million website, MissOandFriends.com

Juliette Brindak, 20, created the popular girls' website MissOandFriends.com. It attracted a book deal and is currently valued at $15 million.
File photo of Juliette Brindak.

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...

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.

Atlas Energy Chevron buyout under multiple investigations

Though Chevron and Atlas Energy have agreed to a buyout, shareholders aren't happy about the deal. The thought is the company is worth more.
Natural Gas

Money-saving ways to avoid online news subscription paywalls

Online news junkies with tight budgets, rejoice. There are many ways to circumvent digital news paywalls.
The Daily owner Rupert Murdoch waving a clenched fist.

Repossessions by mortgage loan lenders climb

Foreclosures by banks are declining, but repossessions, which do the same thing without the paperwork, are skyrocketing as well as auctions.
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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.

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."
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Peter Thiel offers $100,000 to bypass school for entrepreneurship

Peter Thiel has created a buzz by offering $100,000 to 20 students for dropping out of college to pursue high-tech entrepreneurial dreams.
Peter thiel of thiel fellowship

Master the metrics of small business success

How can you tell if your business is doing well? Benchmark your business, with an eye for some of these key ratios you'll want in your favor.
A woman in a business suit is seated before a laptop computer. Her arms are in the air in celebration, and the in-photo text reads “I won!”

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?

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

The business of a New Korean War

Will a New Korean War result from the tensions, and if so, will America's economy survive being cut off from South Korean products and parts?
Close-up of the statue of an American soldier pondering the dog tags of fallen comrades. The statue is part of a Korean War Memorial located in New Jersey.

Consumer Electronics Show 2010 Begins Thursday

The Consumer Electronics Show 2010 will give us an idea of some of the new electronics we can expect to have available this year...
Rumor has it this year will see a lot of advances in 3-D technology. Image from Flickr.

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.

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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Students have a hard time paying off personal loans

College graduates are having an increasingly difficult time paying back student loans. One in four struggle, and 7 percent are in default.
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Hungary toxic sludge spill triggers ecological disaster

A flood of toxic sludge bigger than the gulf oil spill hit several towns in western Hungary after a reservoir broke at an aluminum plant.
Hungary toxic sluge warning sign

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.

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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Understanding mutual funds

Knowing what a mutual fund is can help new investors make an informed decision as to whether or not this investment vehicle is right for them.