UPDATE: House OKs $2 Billion More For Cash For Clunkers

Mo’ money, mo’ clunkers If you were worried like we were that Cash For Clunkers was suspended due to lack of funds, worry not. It’s halfway to being extended, thanks to a House vote that approved $2 billion more dollars for the program. Now the program might last… a couple more weeks! Because people are

Cash For Clunkers Suspended?

The money may have run out – ALREADY! America needs strong, decisive action from its government that will restore consumer faith in the economy. One of the vehicles President Obama had planned to use to help those of us who are hamstrung by the high cost of gasoline was the Cash For Clunkers program, also

Pentagon to Optimize Troop Brains Like Hard Drives

Your tax dollars at work You’ve heard of those remedies that supposedly improve your memory, focus and thinking ability, right? Sometimes they’re natural substances like berries and roots, other times they’re not so natural (pharmaceutical would be the operative word). Whatever the case, these brain-boosting supplements are frequently expensive, so much so that using them
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Men Arrested After Payday Loan Store Robbery in Spokane

A rare case of catching the bad guy Very rarely do I read about a payday loan store robbery in which someone actually gets arrested. In fact, of the 20 or so robberies I’ve reported on this year, there have been four arrests, if I am remembering correctly. So I was surprised today to read
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Princeton Review Rates 2009’s Best Party Schools

Schools of thought on picking a university A lot of different factors can affect a college student’s decision about where to go for their higher education. Some base their decision on how much money other graduates from that university make. Some students and their families decide based on the cost of attending the school. Some
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Credit Cards Hurt My Credit | Payday Loans Gave Balance

Running From My Credit Card Nightmare I’ll be honest with you. My history with credit cards was nothing to write home about. In fact, it was downright scary. I’d been irresponsible. When I was young, I thought that money was easy to come by, as my parents seemed able to buy me most anything I
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The Secret Millionaire’s Club | Teaching Kids About Money

Making money education fun What have we learned about the way people handle money lately? Loose and lazy seems to be the general rule in America, in that people don’t tend to plan as much for the future as they should and operate on instant gratification. Lack of impulse control is common. Yet the current
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C Street House | Your Officials at Mischievous Work (Pt. 1)

In case you missed it, you should be worried Do you feel comfortable with your elected officials belonging to a secret society that “rejects morality as a secular construct of man?” Do you find it troubling that the same officials then take it upon themselves to “moralize” on the topic of why cheap loans and

HR 3200 | What is It, and How Will We Pay for It?

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Congress is currently considering HR 3200, otherwise known as “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.” It’s the massive health care bill that we’ve seen coming for quite some time. OpenCongress.org provides a PDF that explains HR 3200 in detail as well as the following summary: America’s Affordable Health Choices

Is Beaver Phillips’ “Copy, Paste & Bang” Believable? (Pt. 1)

DIY title makes it sound too easy Everyone wants to meet that special someone. Sometimes, that someone is Mr. Right. Other times, that someone is Mr. Right Now. Substitute Ms. depending as suits your proclivities. Balancing your needs, desires and goals is the only true way for you to find out exactly what kind of
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Clougherty Packing LLC | Sign of Stimulus Pork Obesity

Our tax dollars are funding $1 million ham? Are your tax dollars hard at work, making President Obama’s stimulus plan the biggest, baddest stimulus fighting machine it can be? Is it helping America recover from this gigantic recession? Let me just say that you shouldn’t give up your payday loans and unsecured loans based upon
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Bookstore Encouter Leads to Payday Loan Bliss

A payday loan recreation I needed a payday loan to keep a love spark alive. I came here to get it. Here’s the story: Sometimes, you just have to take a chance. Here comes the off ramp, it’s time to decide. Stay on the highway and keep speeding along in the same direction, or throw
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Hoax is Not Space Age Thinking Pt.II

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Hoax rumors still circulating Ever since NASA announced that they had lost the back up tapes from the Apollo 11 moon landing, the conspiracy theorists and peanut gallery has been touting their belief that there is an Apollo 11 Moon Landing Hoax – in that NASA filmed all of it in

Efusjon.com EDGE | Energy Drink Without the Crash

A toast to energy with www.efusjon.com As you already know if you’re a regular reader of the Personal Money Store blog, I spend much of my time writing about current events that can make a difference in your life. These stories may be directly related to politics, entertainment or other issues that affect consumers, but
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Shake and Bake Meth Leaves Financial Ruin in its Wake

Check for shake and bake residue A couple of current trends are combining forces to create a new trend. Home foreclosure and “shake and bake meth” are coming together to create a growing group of families who face severe health problems and financial catastrophe. If you’re looking for how to make shake and bake meth,
An Eiffel Tower replica is used in commemorating Bastille Day in Milwaukee.

Bastille Day | French, History and Modern Economics

Bastille Day: A French holiday in English Bastille Day is a French holiday celebrating the day in 1789 when French troops first stormed the Bastille, the center of royal power in Paris. Rather, “Bastille Day” is an Americanized version of that holiday. See, in France, no one calls it Bastille Day. So if you’re looking

Was Obama Looking at Tavares? Does It Help the Economy?

Ogling the G8 Summit The 35th G8 Summit has drawn to a close in the city of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. This annual meeting of world leaders is intended to address important issues that impact the international community. This year, climate and renewable energy were among the primary subjects. Many of them