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.

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

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

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

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.

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

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

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

$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)

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

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