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For real debt reduction, plan your debt consolidation carefully

Debt Consolidation loans can be a good way to simplify your debt. But when it comes to debt relief, it’s only the first step. You have to change your spending habits as well, or you’re simply trying to borrow your way out of debt, which doesn’t make any sense no matter how you look at
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Intrafamily loans, done right, benefit both lenders and borrowers

Intrafamily lending is gaining in popularity as credit remains tight and interest rates are at historic lows. When parents lend money to their children for a mortgage, it can create a win-win situation. Children can get their mortgage, auto or college loan at a better rate and parents can get a better return than most

Consumers Need to Focus on Having a Savings Plan

Saving money now is what most people are looking to do these days, especially with the aftereffects of the recent economic recession. However, spending is also back on the rise. It’s important that you do not neglect your savings plan and keep on saving assertively towards your future. Consumers need to avoid reckless spending It’s

St. Louis News: ABB Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 8 Injured

St. Louis Police Looking for Suspect, ABB Power Employee St. Louis police authorities are looking for a man in connection with a shooting that occurred at the ABB Power plant, which has left three people dead and eight injured. According to Fox News, Police are searching for Timothy Hendron, 51, who reportedly worked at the
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Drilling moratorium overturned by judge with oil company holdings

A federal judge has overturned the Obama administration’s six-month deep water drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling issued Tuesday cited economic hardship as a result of the ban and said the government overreached by suspending all deep-water drilling operations either in progress or planned in the gulf. Oil companies hailed the ruling.
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Home prices double dipping; rents climbing up

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of property values measures home prices in 20 major U.S. cities. The index numbers for February have just been released, and home prices are once again dropping. At the same time housing prices are facing a double-dip, rental prices seem to be going nowhere but up. Dip in home prices

Turkey soup two ways : Making leftovers new

Now that you’ve got a fridge full of Thanksgiving leftovers, turkey soup sounds like a pretty good idea. Turkey soup may sound like the same old idea, but you can make it fresh. Turkey soup can use Thanksgiving leftovers and still feel like a fresh new meal. Turkey soup basics The day after Thanksgiving, the
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U.S. Senate offers black farmers $1.15 billion settlement

CNN reports that the U.S. Senate has unanimously decided to pay a $1.15 billion settlement for black farmers. The settlement is for the 1997 court case Pigford v. Glickman, in which black farmers sued the U.S. Agriculture Department for racial discrimination in farm loan lending practices. Black farmers won Pigford v. Glickman in 1999 Since
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UVA Lacrosse death rocks campus community

The recent UVA Lacrosse death has delivered a somber blow to a University of Virginia campus that had been riding a wave of excitement as graduation approaches. The deceased Yeardley Love, 22, was a beloved daughter, friend, teammate and student, reports CBS News. The spiritual keystone of the women’s lacrosse team was looking forward to
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What online pay day loans mean for your financial reform – what you can do

Greedy bankers like Goldman Sachs caused a financial crisis that is making life hard for ordinary folks these days. Even while these banks were bailed out by a personal loan from the government, they often refuse to offer credit to most people when they need it most. Fortunately, there is convenient access to quick cash

More consumers are looking to freelancing for quick cash

The job market is still struggling Freelancing can bring quick cash if managed the right way. Today’s job market is still struggling. The unemployment rate throughout the US surpassed 10% months ago. Businesses are still not creating jobs and a lot of the jobs that were eliminated won’t be returning. For example, Detroit’s heavy car
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Paid Maternity for Childless Women

Is Paid Maternity a Privilege or a Right? I think that America has the wrong idea when it comes to work-life balance. The wheels of business have to turn for our economy to function, but do we honestly have to spend the vast majority of our waking lives (and sleeping lives, if you dream about
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Without overdraft fees, will banks fire customers?

Bank overdraft fees have been a thorny issue for consumers who have argued long and hard that a single $.01 in the red transaction should not trigger a $35 penalty plus additional daily penalties. Congress has listened to consumers, and recent financial reforms voted into place will affect just how much banks are able to

Short Term Loans as Down Payments for Cars

Dealerships offer savings, but you can save even more Many people are using short term loans as down payments to purchase cars. In today’s economy car dealerships are bending over backwards to make sales. The recession caused dealerships to lose millions of dollars in sales and some even had to close down. The good news
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Credit crisis will cause a housing shortage as economy recovers

A housing shortage will likely be another effect of the housing bubble, even after the housing market crash, foreclosure epidemic, credit crisis, massive unemployment and other hardships fade. When the U.S housing market crashed and took the rest of the economy down with it, banks stopped home lending, home buyers stopped buying and home builders
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Ways to commit sucide (sic) spurs Google to offer help

Google is always searching for new ways to aid people in their online searches via customized suggestive ads, but who could have predicted that something like “ways to commit sucide” (sic) would be one of the more popular searches for which the company could help the public? How to find payday loans or a cash

Car Deal Expert: A New Full-Service Car-Loan Site

Low-interest loans and expert answers If you’re in the market for a new or used car or wondering if there’s a way to lower your monthly payments on the car you own now, check out the new Car Deal Expert website. It’s a great resource for anyone who owns a car or is thinking about