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Manitoba’s Judgment of Payday Loans Ignores Reason, Commerce

If the free market was allowed to regulate itself, we wouldn’t be talking about nanny states so much in regards to payday loans. READ about Manitoba here.
Payday loans are heavily regulated in the Canadian province of Manitoba. This flies in the face of reason, as 310-LOAN's executive study indicates. (Photo: picasaweb.google.com)

Money Talks

You work hard to bring home the bacon but you live on chicken feed. In a situation like this, an online cash advance is pay dirt worth every red cent...
Nest eggs are hard to com by when you live on chicken feed

Can 529 Plans Provide Quick Cash for College?

Many people lost a lot of money in 529 education savings plans last year and are now wondering whether the plans are really worth the effort…
It can take years to save money for your childs college education (photo: flickr.com)

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.

UBS dress code: dull Swiss bank conformity in excruciating detail

The UBS dress code seeks to polish appearances at the Swiss bank that lost more than any other European bank during the financial crisis ...
swiss bank style

University scientists dispute government oil spill report

A government oil spill report says 75 percent of the oil is gone from the gulf, but studies warn of toxic plumes in deep water and food safety.
Photo of oil on a beach.

Market Response, Impulse, Emergency Money and Bad Investing

Market responses, impulsive actions, emergency money and bad investing make up the four hardest lessons learned throughout the recession.

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.

InterMune needs breath of fresh air after FDA rejection

The FDA has turned down approval for the InterMune drug pirfenidone, which would have been used to treat pulmonary fibrosis. READ MORE...
Bottle and pills

Mortgage applications increase; loan modification falls

Mortgage applications are down 40 percent from a year ago, but they are starting to raise slightly. Most applications are for refinancing.
Desert landscape

Opera Mini for iPhone | Alternative iPhone web browsing

The Apple App store recently unexpectedly approved the Opera Mini application. How does it work, and where do you get it? Find out more >>>>
Opera Mini for iPhone will make browsing smoother in congested urban areas.

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.

Mehserle verdict cause for great concern

The Mehserle verdict was viewed as far too light by a lot of people. Incidents such as this can lead to things like the Watts Riots of 1965.
Watts Riots

American express to issue a new prepaid debit card

American Express is unveiling a prepaid debit card on June 21. It requires no bank and is seen as a new trend in the credit card industry.
American Express

Awkward Family Photos – Now in convenient book form

Awkward Family Photos is a wildly popular website. Now, the minds of Mike Bender and Doug Chernack bring the belly laughs in book form…
Two young children in a black-and-white family photo from 1962. The girl on the left has what can only be called "shelf knees," as "knobby knees" simply doesn't go far enough.

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.

The Knot | Wedded bliss marries stock bliss

The Knot is more than just a website -- it is a full media company traded publicly on the stock market. So what is the story behind The Knot?
Wedding dresses

Welfare payments make up 35 percent of total US wages, study says

Recession recovery has led to a disturbing statistic: Social welfare payments and services make up 35 percent of wages in the United States.
The old version of U.S. food stamps, from 1980.

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.

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.

Home Buyers Have New Options for Borrowing Money

New options for borrowing money to buy homes are being offered in today’s market...