3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

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3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

Are you in search of greener pastures or simply feel ready for a new career challenge? If so, it doesn’t hurt to have good credit, as some employers pull a version of applicants’ credit reports during the application process as part of a background investigation. For jobs that require federal government security clearance or access to government facilities,... Read More

Do I Need to Shred My Old Credit Cards?

Credit Cards

Do I Need to Shred My Old Credit Cards?

Do I Need to Shred My Old Credit Cards?

Chances are you’re probably already shredding documents like your bank and credit card statements before discarding them. You might even be taking the extra step of shredding things like credit card applications and other pieces of mail you receive since they contain personal information, such as your address. But are you shredding old credit cards when you get... Read More

What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

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What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Buy a House?

If you’ve just bought a new home, chances are you spent quite some time worrying about your credit score. After all, your credit score affects your ability to get a mortgage, and the interest rate you’ll pay on that mortgage. But what happens to your credit score after you’ve purchased a home? That’s a complicated... Read More

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

Personal Finance

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

RushCard’s New Security Features: What You Need to Know

Almost a year after a glitch locked thousands of people away from their money and out of their accounts, the prepaid debit card provider RushCard is revamping for cell phone technology. With the new mobile phone app, customers have access to an account-freeze feature that allows them to temporarily put their accounts on hold if... Read More

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

Personal Finance

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

Your Visa Card Can Now Earn Points Toward Your Uber Rides

This week the ride-hailing app Uber announced a partnership with Visa that allows users to earn free rides by swiping the Visa card tied to their Uber account. It’s called Local Offers, and here’s how the system works. Customers can simply “enroll” in any of the participating businesses that interest them on Uber’s app. Then, each time they spend a dollar at one... Read More

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

Personal Finance

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

A Divorced Dad’s Guide to Keeping Lawyer’s Bills Low

Hey you, Mr. Middle-Aged Man sitting in the third row wearing the Titleist hat and regretting not putting on the sunscreen yesterday while you were spraying golf balls all over your local municipal golf course. I’ve seen that look before. Hell, I wore it for months myself. You’re getting divorced and the ensuing custody battle... Read More

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

7 Ways to Save at Wegmans

Several years ago, while driving through upstate New York, we stopped at a grocery store my friend from the area absolutely raved about. I had never heard of Wegmans and was a little surprised we were stopping there because it was lunchtime. Little did I know what was in store for me! In the years... Read More

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