Archives for March 2011

4 Must Use Websites When Posting Your Resume

These past few years have been hard on many workers.  The economy took a sharp turn for the worse, and that left a lot of people out of a job. In an effort to find new employment, some people turned to employment centers, while others tried to tap into their network of friends and family. […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

What Rising Down Payments Mean for You

Since the housing bust, banks have increased their demanded down payments on home loans. One study found that the average down payment has risen to 22% on conventional mortgage purchases. The Obama administration called for a gradual rise to a 10% minimum down payment on conventional mortgage loans. What does all of this say about the […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

Have You Ever Heard of an Identity Score?

Some estimates indicate that identity theft cost consumers and businesses over $50 billion last year. An “identity score” is an attempt to prevent costly, damaging identify theft.  While a credit score is designed to measure your risk as a borrower, an identity score is supposed to estimate the risk that you are not who you […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

A 60-Second Guide to Life Insurance for Smokers

Both my mom and her mom were smokers. My mom still is. My grandmother stopped smoking when we used her failing memory to trick her into thinking she had quit smoking years ago. Not exactly the proudest moment in my life, but it got the job done. I plan to use the same strategy with […]

Published or Updated: March 2, 2011

Unread Rental Agreements Can Lead to Disaster

Contracts and agreements are necessary in the business world for a variety of reasons.  First and foremost, they hold business accountable for their actions.  A perfect world would allow a mans word to be all that was needed but with contracts, any kind of misstep can lead to a breach, which could trigger a lawsuit.  […]

Published or Updated: March 1, 2011

Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card 5 Nights FREE Promo

For the past few years, I’ve attended the Affiliate Summit East, which is always held in New York City.  The Summit is nice place to get together to meet and greet fellow bloggers as well as take in the sights the City has to offer.  Each year, the Summit is held at the NY Hilton, a […]

Published or Updated: August 17, 2016

Credit Inquiries 101: A Complete Guide to a Hard vs. Soft Pull

When creditors are deciding whether or not to offer you a loan or a credit card, they look at a copy of your credit report and consider your credit score. Your credit score is a number that quantifies your payment history, current credit, how long your credit has been established, and a few other variables. […]

Published or Updated: March 20, 2013

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