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  • Secured credit cards: Get beyond these Top 5 myths

    Often derided as tools for consumers with horrible credit, secured credit cards can be a great credit-building tool. Here are five myths debunked to help you understand how to use secured credit cards to maximum advantage. 

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  • The New Economy Plunge on Wall Street? Fed should stay the course.

  • The New Economy The bad business of payday loans

    Payday loans from banks pose huge problems for poor consumers – and the banks themselves. The federal government has finally stepped in with new guidelines for payday loans.

  • Energy Voices US energy future is a risk management problem

    The practiced confidence of oil and gas industry executives, captive Wall Street analysts and fake think tank academics has convinced the public that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to America's energy future, Cobb writes. But, the realities of our energy situation suggest that we should have little confidence in such pronouncements, especially given their self-interested nature. 

  • Anglican Church sets its sights on predatory lenders

    But the Church of England initiative to drive payday lenders out of business is drawing scrutiny to its own investments.

  • The Simple Dollar How to escape the payday loan cycle

    Many consumers are stuck constantly taking out payday loans. Hamm suggests borrowing less, swallowing pride and putting aside cash for emergencies to break the cycle.

  • Secured credit cards: Get beyond these Top 5 myths

    Often derided as tools for consumers with horrible credit, secured credit cards can be a great credit-building tool. Here are five myths debunked to help you understand how to use secured credit cards to maximum advantage. 

  • Subprime loans are hot again. Unfortunately.

    Subprime loans market is coming back 

  • New federal rule to prevent mortgage crisis: how it affects you

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it's new 'ability to repay' rule that sets guidelines for new mortgages, including limits on debt payments as a portion of income.

  • Morgan Stanley faces ACLU discrimination lawsuit

    Morgan Stanley is being accused of discriminating against black homeowners and violating federal civil rights laws in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Morgan Stanley calls the allegations 'completely without merit.'

  • Five ways big banks' Libor scandal affects you

    London, this year's host of the Olympics, is also home to a bank scandal that threatens to rock the financial world as much as the Games influence the world of sports. Here's why: Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) is a global benchmark for interest rates that reaches deep into the international financial system. Allegations that banks rigged those rates means that everyone from mortgage-holders and indebted students to cities and mutual funds may have had their interest rates unnaturally altered. Already tainted by other scandals, banks are under investigation because of charges that they profited illegally from their rate-rigging scheme. The mess further taints big banks and puts more strain on the credibility of the global financial system. Here are five ways the Libor scandal could affect you:

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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