Posts Categorized: Credit

Mont. Co. school board members’ credit card use called into question

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–> SILVER SPRING, Md. — Reading, writing and arithmetic have temporarily become overshadowed by lobster tail, hotel room service and credit card misuse. Credit card purchases by Montgomery County Board of Education members and their staff have set off a new round of criticism and an effort to overhaul spending practices. There was the restaurant […]

Oshkosh credit union bookkeeper fired for falsifying reports

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A lawsuit accuses an Oshkosh Central Credit Union bookkeeper of falsifying reports to hide her theft of money used to buy a boat, SUV and camper valued at $120,000. Melisa Beyer, 35, told regulators she falsified coworkers signatures on cash-on-hand reports after a May 7 audit found significantly less money in the credit unions vault […]

Protect Your Stuff: Credit Cards With the Best Baggage Insurance

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(Photo: Thinkstock) The recent British Airways lost baggage snafu#xA0;really caught us off guard. How does an airline just lose thousands of pieces of baggage? And if they get lost permanently, who pays for it?#xA0; First, it#x2019;s important to know that your baggage is actually covered to a certain extent when you purchase your plane ticket. […]

Personal Finance: Re-establish credit after bankruptcy

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Veteran personal finance journalist Robert Powell answers questions from USA WEEKEND readers. His column runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at usaweekend.com. After a bankruptcy, how can I start new credit? — Magali Trujillo, Houston Theres plenty you can do to rebuild credit. But theres a right way and wrong to go about it, says Gail Cunningham […]

Police Seek Info in Credit Card, Purse Theft Case

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The Concord Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in solving the possible theft of a purse and fraudulent use of credit cards.  The victim stated that she had gone shopping with her husband at Walmart at approximately noon on June 1, 2014.   When she returned home she realized that her wallet was missing […]

A Guide to Your Credit History

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A large number of Americans know little about credit scores, according to a survey last year by the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions. While obsessing over your credit score isn’t healthy nor recommended, understanding how credit scores work can help you figure out how to improve your credit health, score the best rates […]

California lawmakers weigh tax credit for bomber program

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A bitter fight has broken out between aerospace industry behemoths over fast-tracked legislation that could provide one company with an upper hand in an upcoming $55-billion competition to build a fleet of next-generation stealth bombers. On one side is Northrop Grumman Corp., which built 21 bat-winged B-2 bombers in Palmdale two decades ago. On the […]

Pioneer, Capital credit unions launch merger

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ASHWAUBENON – Tom Young revealed the new sign for his credit union with some wistfulness. Yesterday was kind of bittersweet as I watched the Pioneer sign go on down the road, Young said before joining Alan Zierler to unveil the sign at Capital Credit Unions new corporate headquarters on Morris Avenue. But it wont be […]

Doctors Now Use Credit Card Data To Spy On You Because Of Obamacare

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Doctors are now using your credit card data to track your lifestyle habits so they can determine how likely you are to get sick. Their motivation comes from Obamacare, according to Bloomberg. Under Obamacare, they (doctors) really want to keep you healthy, Bloombergs Shannon Pettypiece said in an interview. Now they dont get paid for how many […]

Scoring boost coming for renters’ credit

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Anybody buying a first home quickly learns how important credit scores are to mortgage lenders. They like them high. But if youve been renting for years and have a stellar record of monthly payments to your landlord, you typically run into a sobering reality when you shop for a mortgage: All your on-time payments show […]