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Who Are Qualified to Get Loans without Credit Check

Funds are often available and affordable to people with good credit history. Those who do not have good credit are on the risk of being denied with approval or to pay huge interest rates. It sounds unfair when the person who needs the cash is the one who does not qualify for it. Fortunately, there are different ways that this ...

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DOW Falls Off A Cliff — 1,000 Point Market Correction Breaks Uninterrupted Growth Streak

  by Jack Crowe The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell precipitously Monday afternoon, continuing a market correction that began Friday and interrupting consecutive months of uninterrupted growth. The Dow began to crater Monday afternoon, falling more than 1,000 points during afternoon trading after initially rebounding from a smaller morning session drop. The drop came after a dramatic 666 point drop ...

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Starting Salary: Negotiable or Not?

Worker Survey: Only 39% Tried to Negotiate Pay With Last Job Offer; Job Seekers in New York, Dallas and San Francisco Among Most Active Negotiators 46% of men negotiate salary compared to 34% of women Younger workers (ages 18-34) are most likely to negotiate salary Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but how often do ...

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Why Computerized Checks are Ideal for Small Businesses

When you start a new business or operate a small one, there are a number of challenges that you may face. One of the major issues that many small businesses face is finances and another one is the effective use of resources. With limited resources, many small businesses find themselves facing a real struggle when it comes to the smooth ...

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Trump Effect: +200k jobs, GDP 5.4%, wages rising, 49% approval

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Americans are feeling the positive effects of a free market unleashed through the Trump administration’s policies that so far have reduced bad regulations, exited bad international agreements, begun to renegotiate bad trade deals and lowered taxes – trickle-down economics by definition. Nonfarm payrolls jumped 200,000 in January solidly beating analyst estimates of just 180,000. Hourly earnings rose by .3% reflecting an ...

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Saving Money on Your Car Loan

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If you are in the market to buy a new or used car, you will need to determine how you will pay for it. You may already have enough money put aside in savings to pay for the vehicle but if not you will need to consider some form of finance such as a car loan. There are many different ...

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How Mounting Debt Problems have Affected Households


Over recent years, many households have experienced difficulties when it comes to finances. Many struggle to make ends meet, with living costs rising far more quickly than salaries. This has put many households in hot water when it comes to money, creating a huge range of problems and putting them into high levels of debt. For some households, the only ...

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Is It Time to Get Debt Management Help? These 4 Signs Say Yes!

Most people have some type of debt they are paying on. Whether you have a student loan, credit card bills or a house payment, finding a way to make ends meet each month can be difficult. You will have to work hard to manage all of your bills and avoid inflated late fees. There may come a time when you ...

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Savvy financial tips that will help you save some money

The economy is more unstable than we would like to think and it is always good to have some money saved since you never know what the future holds. Frugality can be a positive trait that will help you, whether you are a young adult or an elder person. Discounts are one of the best ways to save money, and ...

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Trump Effect: U.S. Leading Economic Indices Continue to Rise

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in December to 107.0 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in November, and a 1.3 percent increase in October. “The U.S. LEI continued rising rapidly in December, pointing to a continuation of strong economic growth in the first half of 2018. The passing of the tax plan is ...

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72 Percent Of HR Managers Think The Day After The Big Football Game Should Be A Work Holiday

A new survey shows that 72 percent of HR managers think the day after the NFL championship game should be a paid national holiday from work. That may not be a bad idea considering more than one-quarter of employees (27 percent) admitted they’ve called in sick or made an excuse for skipping work following a major sporting event, such as ...

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High College Costs Driven By Deceptive Accounting Practices


  by Andrew Kerr Widespread use of an accounting trick at public universities may be artificially driving up the reported cost of an undergraduate education, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Policymakers at the federal and state level rely on financial data collected by the Department of Education from about 7,500 colleges and universities for use in drafting sound ...

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4 Important Things You Need to Know About Debt Management Plans

Are you swimming in an endless sea of debt and want a way out? Scheduling consultations with debt consolidation companies is a great way to figure out what you can do to reduce the amount of money and payments you have to make each month. Generally, these agencies will work on your behalf to combine and reduce the various debts ...

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Thanks to Trump, Apple discovers that America has workers too

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After a decade of keeping profits overseas and outsourcing in Asian countries, Apple has suddenly discovered America’s workforce – thanks to President Trump’s domestic policies. The world’s most valuable publicly traded company laid out its plans Wednesday in a statement that was full of big-dollar figures, though it said that much of the money reflected Apple’s current pace of spending. ...

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