Bad Credit and Credit Cards: What Options are Available?

  Your credit score can plummet quickly due to a poor budgeting strategy or by simply spending more money than you have. If your credit score has been reduced to a number that is less than stellar, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to qualify for a credit card. In fact, there are a variety of … [Read more...]

What you Don’t Know Might Hurt Your Credit Score

By Joy Mali. You may well be aware of the main factors affecting your credit scores. Some of these are taking out loans, applying for new lines of credit, and not paying your bills on time. But did you know there are other things--those which seem innocent--that can also harm your credit score? Here is a … [Read more...]

6 Wierd Ways You Could Hurt Your Credit Score

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You may well be aware of the main factors affecting your credit scores. Some of these are taking out loans, applying for new lines of credit, and not paying your bills on time. But did you know there are other things--those which seem innocent--that can also harm your credit score? Here is a list of things … [Read more...]

Should I Secure My Wedding with Insurance?

By Joy Mali. Staging a wedding ceremony is a milestone in and of itself. The whole production is basically a ten-foot high, 12-tier upside-down-cake, teetering on the edges of falling apart. In fact, your big day turning into a disaster straight out of a bad romantic comedy is really not too far from … [Read more...]

Dollar vs Rupee: How is the Dollar taking over the Rupee?

By Joy Mali. The Indian rupee is falling to record lows, which may spell trouble for a country that is already experiencing challenges when it comes to its economy, among other things. An article on Reuters India shows that the rupee hit a record low of 61.21 to a dollar in early July, triggering foreign … [Read more...]

Municipal Bond Investors Search for the Silver Lining in Detroit’s Bankruptcy

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Bond investors are shaking in their boots. The bond market was already teetering on edge in recent months, and now this: Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. It has led many people to sell their municipal bonds in fear that they will end up being worth even less than the paper they’re printed on – zero. … [Read more...]

Oil little changed as market eyes supply data

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil was little changed Tuesday as the market awaits the latest data on U.S. crude oil and gasoline supplies.By early afternoon in New York, benchmark crude for September delivery was down 5 cents at $106.89 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The government's weekly report on … [Read more...]

Wendy’s tops expectations; to sell restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy's reported a quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations and said it's selling 425 of its restaurants to franchisees, a move that's expected to help boost its profit margins.The move isn't unusual; fast-food companies often own only a small percentage of their restaurants. This helps … [Read more...]

Swisscom CEO found dead in home at age 49

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's leading telecommunications company says its chief executive has been found dead in an apparent suicide.Swisscom says the body of 49-year-old Carsten Schloter was found Tuesday morning at the CEO's home in the Swiss canton (state) of Fribourg.A company statement Tuesday says "the … [Read more...]

UPS says 2Q profit down 4 percent

UPS says second-quarter profit is 4 percent lower than last year as customers shift from premium to lower-priced shipping services.The company is calling the results disappointing and says it's adapting to the changing market.United Parcel Service Co. said Tuesday that it earned $1.07 billion, or $1.13 per … [Read more...]