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Regulator Orders HSBC to Stop Financing High-Cost Tax Time Loans

Dory Rand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dory Rand

While increased regulatory scrutiny is needed in the short term, we look forward to the RAL product's obsolescence.

Naming Names: Every Bank and Business That Is a Subprime Lender

Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Rivlin

How many of the country's largest, best-known banks and corporations took huge, deep gulps at the well of the poverty industry? Well, how much time do you have?

What should you do with your tax refund?

Gina Furia Rubel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gina Furia Rubel

Now that April 15 is upon us, many will be finalizing and filing their tax returns while others will be asking for extensions. For those planners out ...

Open Letter to Magic Johnson: Please Stop Promoting Financial Predators!

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

Mr. Johnson, I give you much praise and respect for all of your accomplishments. However, I cannot allow your recent endorsements of predatory products to go without reproach.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

Is Credit Evil?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've watched many people get in trouble with upside down car loans, second mortgages or high interest rate financing. Credit keeps many people from living within their means. Then a friend told me he was buying a large house.