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8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Stock Market

by Rebecca Black on June 14, 2012

The stock market is an ever-evolving machine, and investors are always trying to get a better understanding of its workings. Being able to accurately predict stock market fluctuations is a coveted skill. While it may not be possible to get it right every time, taking the time to understand a little bit about how the [...]

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Small Businesses

by Rebecca Black on June 14, 2012

It’s a dog-eat-dog world in the business realm and you sometimes wonder: How exactly do small businesses survive? What sets them apart from the competition? Looking at examples of successful ventures in the past, and evaluating the process, we can determine a few things that seem to coincide with success. Innovative Thinking Perhaps the most [...]

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20 Celebrities Who’ve Suffered Major Foreclosures

by Rebecca Black on June 13, 2012

Celebrities have it all: fame, fortune and foreclosure. Foreclosure? Yes, even celebrities have been hit by these hard economic times and the tough housing market facing America. Unfortunately, some stars have come out on the bottom and are forced to walk away from homes that they can no longer afford. Let’s take a look at [...]

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Do The Hassles of Gift Cards Outweigh The Benefits?

by Staff Writer on June 13, 2012

Over the past 15 years, gift cards have become an incredibly popular gift. These easy-to-use cards are available from both banks and retailers. They are designed to offer gift givers a flexible gift option. Many individuals who need to find gifts for friends and family who are hard to buy for prefer giving gift cards. [...]

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Greece-y Situation for the U.S.

by Lindsey Roberts on June 7, 2012

A long-standing history of overspending and unregulated borrowing has landed Greece between a rock and a hard place. The nation is currently on the brink of bankruptcy despite an expensive bailout that failed to push its economy back on its feet. Some speculation suggests that Greece defaulting on its loans and going under would begin [...]

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Landing Flat on Their Facebook

by Rebecca Black on May 30, 2012

Since its creation and introduction into our mainstream culture, Facebook has been met with its fair share of problems and criticism. Before it became what it is today, Facebook was created to compare the undergrad population at Harvard by Mark Zuckerberg. After trouble with the university, the Facebook that we know now was created. In [...]

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Prepaid Scams That Crush Your Credit

by Rebecca Black on May 22, 2012

Prepaid credit cards have exploded in popularity over the last few months and experts speculate that the trend could become a huge part of the 2012 credit year. However, there are downsides and dangers to these “instant” credit cards. Appearances can be deceiving and these cards are no excuse. They look like credit cards but [...]

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The Federal Reserve and Monetary Reform: FAQs

by Lindsey Roberts on May 7, 2012

Anyone who keeps money in a bank should be aware of what the Federal Reserve is and how monetary reform can affect their deposits. Many changes have been implemented since the beginning of the financial crisis that started with the housing market collapse. Keep reading to gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve and [...]

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Student loan debt in America is expected to reach the $1 trillion mark today and tensions rise over what Congress is planning to do about the increasing debt — if anything. If legislation is not passed to prevent interest rates from doubling for a year at minimum, or if a different solution is not found, [...]

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Effect of USA’s Lowered Credit Rating

by Rebecca Black on April 30, 2012

In early August of last year, President Barack Obama raised the debt ceiling to allow Congress more time to collaborate on necessary budgetary cuts and hopefully save the economy from going completely under. The decision had a significant impact on more than just the voter polls — Standard & Poor lowered the United States’ credit [...]

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