Money Management
Money management is vital in today’s economy. Learn some down to earth tips that may get you ahead.
Time Warner

$16 million cable bill quickly reversed by Time Warner

Computerized billing systems are advertised as a way to make life easier. A $16 million cable bill is the latest in a long string of accidental overcharges that call that into question. While Time Warner has already reversed the bill, the incident reveals the danger of putting your finances on autopilot. The $16 million cable
idenity theft, victime or perpetrator?

Identity thieves see job seekers, children as lucrative targets

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Nearly 11 million credit card holders each year are victims of identity theft. While everyone is vulnerable, trends show that identity thieves are increasingly targeting children and job seekers. Ingenious identity theft scams Victims of identity theft in the U.S. lost an average of
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Recent spike in gas prices the beginning of a long-term trend

Consumers can expect to pay higher gasoline prices in 2011 for a number of reasons. Global economic recovery and a falling U.S. dollar have sent crude oil futures past $90 a barrel in the past few weeks. Gas prices in many states in the U.S. average more than $3 a gallon, and energy analysts expect
Laptop on a family sailboat used to request payday advance loans online.

Payday advance loans kept our boat afloat

To start off this little tale, I’d just like to say that payday advance loans are a financially wise choice for getting the help you need at the drop of a dime. My name is Geoff. I have a beautiful wife named Sarah and two little girls, Alexis and Anna. We recently discovered how much

Easy Ways to Make Money Online – Part One

People in need of fast cash often turn to payday loans or request a cash advance online. While a short-term loan can help a person out of a fix, these loans will eventually have to be repaid. Therefore, it behooves a person to not only know how to get an Internet loan, but how to
Eggs ready for a whisk

Whipped Beaten Culinary Works | Cooking, with expletives added

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke — Whipped Beaten Culinary Works has come out with a cookbook that will definitely make your eyes pop. Billing itself as “The Most Hilarious cookbook ever published,” the Whipped Beaten Culinary Works cookbook is the result of a few alcohol-laden evenings of three friends in Chicago. The pictures
Street sign for Wall Street and Broadway in New York

Calix, MaxLinear, First Interstate | Three IPOs doing well today

The initial public offering of a company is usually a very closely and carefully watched event. Today, three separate company IPOs have gone very well. Calix Networks, MaxLinear and First Interstate BancSystem have all shown better-than-expected stock earnings. Calix and MaxLinear are both companies focused on internet infrastructure and are doing very well on the
Amazon coffee mugs

Amazon Black Friday 2010 ads | Save even more this season!

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday 2010 to take advantage of some of the sweetest deals this holiday season. Skip the long lines and head to Amazon.com today and save bundles on the items you’ve been saving for all year long. Keep in mind that many of the Amazon Black Friday 2010 items
tax forms

Facts about extending the Bush tax cuts and the Obama tax plan

The Bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire Dec. 31. The Obama tax plan would extend for two years the Bush tax cuts for everyone except those who make at least $200,000 a year. Republicans say raising taxes on the rich will stifle economic recovery. Obama says he can’t reduce the deficit and offer tax
Obama offers tax compromise

Tax compromise boosts markets, along with partisan bickering

A tax compromise announced by the Obama administration Tuesday features both an extension of Bush tax cuts and a  federal unemployment extension. Wall Street gave the tax compromise a resounding approval, approaching stock-market highs not seen since the brink of the financial crisis. However, politicians on both sides of the isle vowed to do everything

Save Cash Today for a Good Retirement Tomorrow

Planning for retirement Managing cash today wisely, can mean a secure retirement in the future. It’s difficult to get on a consistent plan to save for retirement, especially in today’s market. That does not mean it’s impossible or that consumers should forgo it for other priorities. The biggest catch with saving for retirement is to

Obama proposes doubling of the child care tax credit

Nervous about slow growth? Throw money at it! America’s economic recovery may not be coming along as fast as you prefer. Since scoring political points is akin to sucking up Cheez-Its for hungry politicians, change cannot come fast enough. In other news, President Obama has proposed doubling the child care tax credit as part of
bloom box bye bye grid

Bloom Energy offers 10-year contract for cheap power off the grid

Bloom Energy is a California company that has developed a fuel cell called the Bloom Box. The Bloom Box supplies clean energy off the grid, but has been too expensive for widespread use. To solve that problem, Bloom Energy has created the Bloom Electrons program to eliminate the Bloom Box’s upfront costs. The Bloom Electrons
Pandora

Pandora files for $100 million IPO

Pandora is an online music service that claims about half of the online radio market. Pandora Media Inc., has filed its initial prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is the first step toward a Pandora IPO expected to raise about $100 million. Pandora IPO filing The initial filing with the Securities and Exchange
Close-up of a hand holding a cell phone.

Big banks debut clearXchange mobile payments service

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have banded together to challenge PayPal for online payment service superiority, reports the Associated Press. A new mobile payments service called clearXchange now makes it easier for consumers to make person-to-person payments via a mobile number or email address. The trio of U.S. banking giants anticipates that
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Rising gas prices could be a setback to recovering U.S. economy

U.S. gas prices were 6 cents per gallon higher on average than the night before when Americans awoke Friday morning. Since Sunday, U.S. gas prices have spiked 12 cents per gallon, and the trend is expected to continue. Economists warn that an oil price shock could be a major setback to the U.S. economy. How