Politics

Bush tax cut deal: the more you earn the more you benefit

The extension of the Bush tax cut deal includes across the board benefits, but the generosity of the tax breaks go up with income level...
bush tax cut deal favors passengers, not the driver

Climate change bill hits Senate with little chance for success

The Senate climate change bill was unveiled Wednesday, and John Kerry hopes to pass it this year despite toxic bickering and the BP oil spill...
factory smokestacks spewing pollution

U.S. Senate offers black farmers $1.15 billion settlement

Black farmers who suffered racial bias when applying for farm loans have been awarded $1.15 billion by the Senate after a 10-year court case.
Black chicken farmer with chicken coop battery cages in the 1950s.

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.

Drama in Alaska Senate race heats up with lawsuit

The fight between Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Senate race has heated up. Miller has just filed a lawsuit in federal court.
Joe Miller

Loophole for quick payday from Social Security closed

The Social Security Administration closed a loophole that benefited only the wealthy with a quick payday and was costing everyone else. ...
Social Security Card

What is the real story behind a WikiLeaks Bank of America dump?

If Bank of America is the next target for WikiLeaks, evidence of unethical finance on Wall Street is old news ...
unethical finance

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.

Legal spat over financial protection bureau continues

The legal battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, as legislators try to gut the agency before it starts operating.
Hearing

Tea Party pens book on how Obama stole Christmas

Defeated Tea Party candidate David Hedrick has published an illustrated kids' book called “The Liberal Claus(e): Socialism on a Sleigh.”
The Obama hope poster transformed into an Obama Santa Claus poster. The caption reads “Ho ho hope!”

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.

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.

Robert McNamara Dies | We Make War in His Image

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara has died peacefully at 93 years of age. His role in Vietnam defined his life; will America continue to make...

Barney Frank Town Hall Proves Mass. Dem’s Mettle

Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank's town hall proved that some Democrats are ready to fight back against the mindless hordes who attempt to disguise...
Rep. Barney Frank (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

The California Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act: Part 1

California voters are set to decide if recreational marijuana should be legal in the state. What are the arguments for and against the act?
A single joint of marijuana

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.

$6,500 Homebuyer Tax Credit Officially Extended to 2010

Congress today passed a bill that extends the homebuyer tax credit to 2010. There are some big changes and new exemptions...
Image from Flickr.

Senate stalling on vote ratifying new START treaty

The Senate is stalling voting on the new START treaty, which would further reduce the United States' and Russia's stockpiles of nuclear arms.
Medvedev and Obama

Obama School Speech | Dream Big, Kids

The Obama school speech delivered on Tuesday, September 9 challenged our children to work and keep at their schoolwork, for it will help define who…
President Obama's school speech is meant to encourage, not indoctrinate. (Photo: flickr.com)

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.

Financial statements released from Obama and Joe Biden

The President and Vice President both released their financial disclosure forms, as they are required annually. It may surprise you. READ ON...
Vice President Joe Biden

Obama Ground Zero mosque comments spark more political discourse

President Obama's Ground Zero mosque comments intensified political theater about a proposed project in a neighborhood with many mosques...
A mosque in Harlem