Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Community Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Two women jailed for using credit cards that weren't theirs Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:05 AM ESTUpdated: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 1:27 AM ESTBy Nick [email protected] For using credit cards they didn't own, two people have been placed under arrest following multiple suspicious credit card transactions happening over a six-month period. Candelaria Ferminia Acfalle Blas and Abigail Maanao Caporno are charged with theft of property, fraudulent use of a credit card and conspiracy. A major department store filed the complaint in September 2018, according to Police. Investigators learned the suspects were using a pre-paid "My Vanilla" debit card. Authorities … [Read more...] about Two women jailed for using credit cards that weren’t theirs
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Gregory Korte USA TODAY Published 10:35 AM EST Dec 28, 2018 You took out student loans to go to college, and then you started a career in public service, as a police officer, a teacher, a nurse, a social worker. Good news: The government wants to reward you for your service. After 10 years, you could be eligible for student loan forgiveness, wiping out an average of $58,000 in loan debt. Good news, that is, if you're one of the 206 people who have qualified for the federal program. Not so much if you're one of the 41,000 others who have applied and been denied. News: More than 41,000 public service workers sought federal student loan forgiveness. The government approved just 206 The form to request forgiveness is deceptively simple: It's just two pages, not including instructions. But there are any number of ways to get tripped up. And borrowers who wait 10 years to apply might discover that they've made crucial mistakes at some … [Read more...] about Student loan forgiveness for public service workers: Am I eligible?
Like a fine wine, credit scores tend to get better with age. That's primarily why members of the elder Silent Generation have average credit scores that are 100 points higher than newbie millennials. The typical millennial has a "fair" credit score of just 634, according to a LendingTree study, which examined an anonymized sample of its 9 million users. From there, credit scores rise in steps. GenX ranks better than millennials, with an average 653 score, which is still "fair." Baby boomers do better than GenX, with a "good" 696 average score. Finally, the Silent Generation -- those born from 1925 to 1945 -- tops out with a "very good" 734 average score, according to the LendingTree research. Credit scores tend to rise with age for good reasons, experts note. Some key scoring metrics give points for the amount of time you've had credit and for the depth of your credit experience. Credit scores, after all, are a way to handicap a person's propensity to repay a loan in full and on … [Read more...] about What does age have to do with credit scores? Plenty
Customers have been left confused and worried at the closure of a credit union office in Swansea . A letter on behalf of the directors at My Community Bank Wales has been placed in the window of the Walter Road branch stating that the office has shut. It reads: "Your credit union is growing and modernising. "By direction of our members we now cover all of Wales excluding Cardiff and Vale. The future of My Community Bank Wales is secure. "To serve our members across Wales we have expanded our online capability and as a result you can manage your accounts with the credit union 24 hours a day from your smartphone, without the need to show up in person." Watch the pennies with these top money-saving tips *Did you know you can also make money out of your shopping receipts? If you usually throw them away, then stop right away because there’s money to be made from holding onto them. *We all know how much debt university can leave you in, so here's how you can knock £1,500 off … [Read more...] about Mystery and concern as credit union in Uplands shuts its doors
Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Millennials do not have very much money, yet are constantly told that they need to save more. A generation faced with the prospect of being worse off than their parents, young people are weighed down by student debt and the high cost of renting— never mind saving for a deposit to buy a home.Making your money last until the end of the month while building up some savings on the side is certainly a challenge — although not confined to those born after 1980. Could those in their 40s be any better at saving money than people in their 20s? To find out, Kate Beioley, the FT’s 29-year-old Millennial Money columnist, and Claer Barrett, the FT’s 41-year old personal finance editor challenged each other to a “Thrift Off”, gathering tips from colleagues and FT readers to find the best ways of making their money go further in London, one of the most expensive cities in the … [Read more...] about How to save money: tips for millennials