Debt assumed during holiday season can have long-term effects

Mar 04, 2011 Brian Bradley

Consumerism reached a number of new records during the 2010 holiday season, but despite consumer willingness to spend, individuals will be paying for their purchases well after the shine of new gifts wears off. According to new data released


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Tenant background screening has tangible results

Mar 04, 2011 Matt Roesly

The rate at which individuals and families rent property is not going to slow down any time soon, which is heightening the need for landlords and property managers to increase their rates of background screening. Such a measure will ensure


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Background check fails to reveal legal troubles for recently hired Florida headmaster

Mar 04, 2011 Matt Roesly

Background check fails to reveal legal troubles for recently hired Florida headmaster

A flawed background check may have failed to alert members of a school committee of a recently hired headmaster's pending felony charge for writing a fake check.The Palm Beach Post reports that the staff at the Summit Christian School in West


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IRS reducing use of tax liens

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Tax liens can present damaging problems to a consumer credit reports. However, the Internal Revenue Service appears ready to ease the rate at which it issues liens, while raising the floor at which they are distributed. USA Today reports that


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Texas AARP to fight against short term lending, auto title loans

Mar 03, 2011 Todd Milner

Texas AARP to fight against short term lending, auto title loans

The Texas branch of the American Association of Retired Persons has taken up the challenge of contesting short term loans and auto title loans. According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the state's AARP will campaign against such practices, which


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