Archive for August, 2008

Shopping for back to school can be a lesson itself

NEW YORK | When Diamond Emory and her daughter Makaiah arrived at Wal-Mart to buy her fifth-grade school supplies, they encountered much to entice a young shopper. (9 mins ago)

Automated Bill Payments Are a Cinch

After extolling the virtues of automated bill payments, I heard from many wary readers. Here are their reasons. (3 hours ago)

GMAC spent $740K lobbying government in 2Q

Automotive and mortgage lender GMAC LLC spent $740,000 lobbying in the second quarter on legislation related to mortgage lending, banking and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report. (7 mins ago)

Credit crunch is just the end of the beginning

Now, shortly after the unhappy first birthday of the credit crunch we are at what we might call “the end of the beginning”, writes SEAN O’GRADY. (23 mins ago)

Southwest Bank offers Shredfest

Southwest Bank will host Shredfest, a series of free events where the public is invited to bring outdated documents to several branch locations to have them disposed of safely and securely. (20 mins ago)

Lessons From a Shopaholic

You think you have problems with impulse control at the checkout counter? (48 mins ago)

Maybank To Strengthen Islamic Banking Domestically

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — Maybank Bhd will focus on strengthening its Islamic banking domestically first before looking abroad, said its president and chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar Monday. (8 mins ago)

That Student Loan, So Hard to Shake

More borrowers may begin to discover the harrowing consequences of reneging on student loans in the current economy. (52 mins ago)

Shared responsibility on credit useful, but know the complexities

Authorized user” sounds like a term you’d find on the warning label of a heavy-duty power tool. (Authorized users only! All other users risk injury or death.) (4 hours ago)

Wawa Halts Tiered Pricing Test

WAWA, Pa. Despite the increasing occurrence of fuel retailers providing discounts for cash payments over credit or debit cards, Wawa has discontinued a test of tiered pricing levels at 11 stores, and instead, has begun a renewed focus on offering low prices regardless of payment method, according to Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce. (2 hours ago)