Background screenings benefit from new technology

Mar 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

Thanks to new technology, employers are finding new ways to do background screenings on potential hires.When deciding on the best person to fill an open position, more and more employers are using tools available online. According to human


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Consumers fail to score good marks in knowledge of credit scores

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

New data released by the Consumer Federation of America found that more than half of Americans struggle to meet a strong understanding of credit scores. According to the CFA, 60 percent of Americans received a passing grade when it comes to


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Consumers unaware of IRS expenses for tax payments

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

A new survey from Freescore.com reveals that the majority of Americans are unaware that they are taking on more debt by paying their taxes with credit cards. According to the report released on Monday, 68 percent of Americans did not know they


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Georgia bill would alert guarantors of defaults

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

A bill making its way through the Georgia state legislature would establish necessary reporting to all guarantors of loans should the primary borrower go into default, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Under the proposed bill, lenders


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Barbour's signature confirms Mississippi short term lending extension

Mar 03, 2011 Todd Milner

A much-debated short term lending bill that made it through the Mississippi state legislature was signed by Governor Haley Barbour on Thursday, Feburary 24. The bill, which goes into effect on January 1, 2012, will allow short term lending to continue


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