Business & Finance

Top 10 Marketing Tricks used on Consumers

Whether you see them as brilliantly clever or dastardly insidious, the best tricks and traps of marketing strategies, catch us all at one time or another. They play on our sensitivities, play on fears and sometimes they just play with us and we join the game willingly. This Top Ten list of Marketing Tricks, starting […]

Top 10 Best Federal Credit Unions

Federally chartered credit unions were established in 1934 following the passage of the Federal Credit Union Act. The law’s purpose was to help individuals establish credit and promote sound financial principles through a nationwide system of non-profit credit unions. Credit unions can be chartered under state or federal law. Some credit unions are chartered under […]

Top 10 Best Online Banks

It’s safe to say that the internet has become a part of our daily lives. You can shop, interact with friends and family, look for a significant other, and even earn a college degree all via the internet. One of the online activities that took awhile to catch is online banking. Some of the first […]

Top 10 Most Bizarre Charities

Give a homeless man on the street corner or take them out to lunch, congratulations, you’re a philanthropist. Eating finger-food with toes, congratulations, you’re bizarre. If you hold a public “Eating finger-food with your feet” contest where the box office profit goes towards feeding homeless people, you’re a little bit o People will generally do […]

Top 10 Tricks/Traps of Debt Collection Agencies

If you’re like most people these days, money and financial woes are a big part of your life. Salary increases have frozen, and bonuses have been vetoed in most cases, but the cost of living has risen, and making ends meet is getting harder and harder every day. Unfortunately, something’s got to give. When you’ve […]

Top 10 Significant Advertising Icons that do More than Sell

It seems like all big companies ever want to do is sell, sell, sell. They’ll do whatever it takes to make their products into things that consumers can’t do without. To that end, shelling out big bucks for ad campaigns is a common feat. It’s arguably the best tactic for getting a product on the […]

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

You’ve seen the reality shows and have heard the stories of lives lost, but do you really know what the most dangerous jobs in America are? Take a look at this list, and we assure you that you will think twice before complaining about your job. 10. Law Enforcement Although it is totally understandable and […]

Top 14 Lesser Known Credit Bureaus

With the economy crumbling and fortune 500 companies lining up to get a bailout it is hardly surprising that people are beginning to get a lot more interested in the workings of the Credit Bureaus. The fact is that credit and the way people’s credit ratings are decided probably has a lot to do with […]

Top 10 Worst Financial Crisis in U.S. History

Your 401(k) is in the crapper, and you are on the window ledge. Well, you can try comfort yourself (if only a little) by remembering that the United States has been through tough times before (often with familiar themes) and has survived…although this current crisis has the potential to dwarf nearly all of them. 10. […]

Top 10 Jobs For Lazy People

Having a job can really cramp your style. In addition to seriously messing with your sleep schedule and preventing you from watching good daytime t.v., it imposes responsibilities on you and requires you to live up to them. Sure, this is great if you’re a real go-getter, but what about those of us who would […]

Top 10 Best Payday Loan Alternatives

Payday loans (also known as a Cash Advance) are costing Americans millions of dollars each year. They are designed to keep low income families in debt that barely have the money to pay the payday loan fees let alone the loan. Payday loans are a bad thing and very expensive one payday loan I seen […]