Sky-High Auto Insurance Rate? Your Credit Score May Be To Blame

Posted on April 27, 2017Categories Featured   Leave a comment on Sky-High Auto Insurance Rate? Your Credit Score May Be To Blame

Whether they like it or not, most American drivers understand that auto insurance is a necessity. That being said, they probably wouldn’t mind paying a bit less for it. Although the commonly held belief is that having a stellar driving record will play a big role in how low your insurance rates are, a recent Consumer Reports analysis has found that there’s another factor that might matter more to your insurer: your credit score. The report found that having a … Continue reading “Sky-High Auto Insurance Rate? Your Credit Score May Be To Blame”

Marijuana Workers In Oregon Struggling to Find Loans

Posted on April 18, 2017Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Marijuana Workers In Oregon Struggling to Find Loans

In most situations, it’s fairly easy to get approved for a loan for a used vehicle. Despite the fact that most banks will not give you a loan for a car older than four or five years, anybody in decent financial standing shouldn’t have too much trouble with the approval process. However, when Melissa Johnson bought a used Kia Soul in Bend, Oregon, she was shocked to receive a call a week later stating that her financing request had been … Continue reading “Marijuana Workers In Oregon Struggling to Find Loans”

More Opportunities Being Unfairly Given to Physically Attractive People

Posted on April 11, 2017Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on More Opportunities Being Unfairly Given to Physically Attractive People

Nearly three-quarters, 74%, of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt their overall career success. After new research has surfaced, however, it looks like in addition to attractive smiles, general physical attractiveness provides significant benefits in the workplace and in life. According to Above the Law American businesses have a problem with “lookism,” which apparently dates back to the 1800s. Lookism can be defined as “discriminatory treatment toward physically unattractive people; mainly in the workplace but also in social … Continue reading “More Opportunities Being Unfairly Given to Physically Attractive People”

Till Death Do Us Part: a Tale of Debt and the American People

Posted on April 10, 2017, Updated April 10, 2017Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Till Death Do Us Part: a Tale of Debt and the American People

Debt is all too common in the United States. More than one-fourth of Americans admit to not paying their bills on time, and according to a new report, this outstanding debt doesn’t disappear until death. New data from Credit.com shows that a whopping 73% of Americans will die with some type of debt. And no this figure isn’t just a couple thousand, the report shows that the average total debt at the time of death is $61,554. Experian FileOne and … Continue reading “Till Death Do Us Part: a Tale of Debt and the American People”

Instagram Hits 1 Million Advertisers, Propels Small Business to Success

Posted on April 5, 2017, Updated March 10, 2020Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Instagram Hits 1 Million Advertisers, Propels Small Business to Success

There are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S. today, including 22 million self-employed small business owners — and social media giant Instagram wants to help them succeed. The picture sharing app offers a unique advertising platform for small local businesses, and on March 22, the website officially reached 1 million advertisers, which is five times more than they had a year ago. Not only that, but most of Instagram’s advertisers are small businesses, from local bakeries to independent … Continue reading “Instagram Hits 1 Million Advertisers, Propels Small Business to Success”

The Report is Here: American Infrastructure Is Crumbling

Posted on April 3, 2017, Updated April 3, 2017Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on The Report is Here: American Infrastructure Is Crumbling

The engineers have spoken, and the results don’t look good. In a recent report card of the nation’s infrastructure, the U.S. has received a D+. This almost failing grade was given by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in March as a part of the assessment the group releases every four years. While shocking, this grade is barely any different from that of 2013. This means that the infrastructure nationwide has been deemed “poor” and “at risk” for over … Continue reading “The Report is Here: American Infrastructure Is Crumbling”