August 2012

Credit Score Employment
August 29, 2012

Can Bad Credit Hurt Your Chances Of Getting A Job?

  Bad credit has always had a significant impact on your financial eligibility for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and personal loans. But today, your credit score may play a bigger role than ever before in your job search as well. According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 13% of […]

Banks vs. Credit Unions
August 20, 2012

Banks vs. Credit Unions: Which is Best for You?

  The recent publicity surrounding increased fees and ethical conduct at America’s largest banks has resulted in a consumer backlash. This has led many customers to move their accounts from large banks to small local ones. It has also prompted some individuals to consider credit unions. Before opening an account at a credit union, it […]

Consumer Finance Survey
August 20, 2012

Summary: 2010 Survey Of Consumer Finances

  The Federal Reserve Bank recently released the results of its 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances (“SCF”). This survey’s results are particularly significant because they illustrate the impact of the recent recession on U.S. families. During the recession, U.S. Gross Domestic Product dropped 5.1%, the unemployment rate increased to 9.5% and major stock market indexes […]

August 10, 2012

Your Auto and the Air: Stop Idling Today

When a vehicle comes to a stop and the engine is left running, it is called idling. This is a common occurrence at schools across the country. When buses drop off or pick up children, they often leave the engines running. In the mornings, buses may idle in the school parking lot to warm up, […]

Dollar Sweepstakes
August 3, 2012

Wish the Dollar a Happy Birthday – You Might Win a Prize!

  The one-dollar bill was first minted in 1862, and a century and a half later, it’s hard to imagine how we ever lived without it. From dollar menus to dollar stores and dollar bins, it seems the $1 bill has become synonymous with a good deal. That’s why About NetCredit wanted to celebrate the […]