Phoenix-area commuters should beware of flooded roads, showers on the way home
Drivers across the Valley trying to make their way home should be wary of flooded roads and the potential for more showers from Hurricane Rosa.
What If Your Job Could Be Your Credit Score?
Recognizing the scourge of predatory payday lenders and other alternative financial services providers weighing down on employees, companies are offering employer-based loans as an alternative.
Garden of Eden Flower Shop Tip of the Week: Beware the Daffodil
Hey there all of you Garden of Eden fans out there! We're excited to present to you our newest "Tip of the Week" feature! We hope this week's tip helps you bring out the best in either your delivered flowers or home garden. Enjoy! Did you know that if you put daffodils in a vase with other flowers, they will emit a
Beware Of Credit Card Skimmers
If you’re still swiping your credit or debit card, you should keep your eye open for credit card skimmers. If someone makes fraudulent transactions, you'll be in a world of trouble. Paying attention to where you swipe your card can prevent this.
Flashpoint Extra: Black Philly house flippers defend against bad press; how sellers can beware
House flipping is big business in Philadelphia. But a pair of home grown real estate investors identified in a recent newspaper article as the latest example of the practice of "exploiting the poor and poorly informed" are defending themselves.
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How To Get The Apartment You Want With No Credit (Or Bad Credit)
Landlords want tenants who aren't risky, i.e., good credit. If you didn't get a place because of your credit, do the following when apartment hunting.
What is a credit card?
A credit card is issued by a bank. It enables you to pay for things using their money with an agreement to pay the money back, with interest. The credit card will have a credit limit - this is the maximum amount you can spend on the card. The card
How do I use credit?
Credit is the ability to buy an item or service with a promise to pay at a later date. Debit is using current funds to buy that item or service.
How to establish good credit with your first credit card
Is There A Proper Way To Cancel A Credit Card?
Today a consumer told me how she had canceled a few credit cards by shredding them. My next question: had she contacted the credit card companies via a letter indicating her desire to cancel the credit cards? Her answer was “no – but why would I need to write a letter?” Here’s why: the credit card company does not know you have shredded their card – so they think you are still doing business with them. Closing your account(s) the right way can…
How to Choose a Secured Credit Card
So your credit isn’t exactly great—or it’s totally in the dumpster. Or, perhaps you don’t even have a credit score. How are you supposed to show that you can use credit responsibly if your past financial activities don’t have potential creditors lining up to lavish you with offers? A secured credit card is one means by which to start building a credit history.
The Secret Life of Credit Card Data
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Why Your Credit Score Really Matters
Credit scores affect your entire financial life from renting an apartment to starting a business.
How A Low Credit Score Can Cost You
If your credit score is low or nonexistent, you'll likely pay more when you're extended a line of credit. Fortunately, by understanding how credit scores work, you can boost your number.
Why Credit Cards Aren’t Always Evil
I didn’t get much personal finance advice from my father when I was in high school (it would come in college), but he did drill one line into my
What Really Matters With Your First Credit Card
Getting your first credit card is like moving into your first apartment: It’s exciting, empowering — and, once you get used to it, pretty underwhelming. Your first time out, “you’re…
5 credit card tips for college grads
You don’t want some slack financial habits to stand in the way of a bright future.
How to Dispose of a Credit Card — No Burying Required
Disposing of unwanted items in our lives often means simply throwing them into the garbage or recycling bin — or, if they’re still useful, giving them away. It’s different with…