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Should you stand up to your employer? UPS fires 250 over protest

Some 250 UPS employees walked out for 90 minutes -- in protest for the firing of fellow employee union activist Jairo Reyes. Twenty were fired …

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

The distinction between being a boss and being a leader may seem small, but it means the world to the people who work for you.<p>Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your …

InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals

There are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that there’s no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is looking to solve that problem, with personal finance tools that not only help the underbanked keep …

200M consumer records exposed in Experian security lapse

An ongoing investigation has revealed that a Vietnamese man posing as a private investigator was able to dupe Experian in to compromising data which could equate to millions of customer records.<p>Last year, Krebs on Security published a story documenting the tale of 24-year-old Vietnamese national …

Identity Theft: The Top Consumer Complaint

0 Comments<p>For the 14th consecutive year, identity theft is the nation’s biggest headache for consumers, topping the annual rankings of filed …

Contractor Tasked With Checking Out Edward Snowden's Background Completely Bungled The Investigation

The company's botching of the background check has led the federal government to reduce its work with USIS. About two years after the 2011 investigation that the U.S. now calls "incomplete," Snowden leaked a trove of National Security Agency secrets in what many officials have called the most …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

Want To Find Brand Ambassadors? Start With Your Employees

The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, a trust and credibility survey that collects data from more than 30,000 people, found that <b>regular rank-and-file company employees have more credibility than executives.</b> While this might seem like bad news for companies – it should be considered a fantastic …

7 Tips to Make Killer Sales Calls (Even if You Dread Them)

You can--and should--conquer your fear of pitching total strangers. This process will help you do it.<p>"Do you have sales-call reluctance?" Connie Kadansky asks me point-blank.<p>"Um..." I trail off. She's a sales coach at Sales Call Reluctance with 20 years' experience. <i>I'm</i> supposed to be interviewing</i> …

Non-Target Customers Wondering How Target Got Contact Info To Send Email About Hack

But what if I’m not a Target guest?<p>Did you get an email from Target apologizing for the recent hack and offering free credit monitoring yesterday …

How to Opt Out of Data Tracking on Your Most-Used Sites

Google's latest updates to its terms of service have left many privacy advocates crying foul. One new feature called "shared endorsements" allows …

Steve Young will be paid $1 million to play quarterback in 2014

Editor’s note/correction: This story about Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young’s backloaded contract with the USFL has been retracted because the central premise was inaccurate. Celebritynetworth.com reported that Young would be paid the final $36 million of his contract over more than 40 years, …

Top US credit bureau reportedly sold social security numbers to Vietnamese scammer

One of the top US credit bureaus was scammed into selling social security numbers to a Vietnamese hacker for months, according to a report from <i>Krebs on Security</i>. Experian — one of the three national US credit bureaus — reportedly sold SSNs through its subsidiary, Court Ventures, to Hieu Minh Ngo, …

Hard Credit Pull vs Soft Credit Pull [Infographic]

Only 31% of men and 26% of women know the difference between hard and soft credit pulls. The biggest difference?<p>Hard credit pulls will ding your …

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How To Determine Creditworthiness Through Social Media

The 5 Risks of Not Being on Social Media: Recap from the Financial Services Roundtable | Hearsay Systems

The 5 Risks of Not Being on Social Media: Recap from the Financial Services Roundtable<p>August 12, 2013<p>Every year, more and more companies get smarter …

Why Are My Three Credit Scores Different?

2013 Houston Astros: Baseball's Worst Team Is The Most Profitable In History

Almost no one in the Houston Astros organization is making big league money. The highest-paid player is pitcher Erik Bedard, who is playing on a one-year, $1.15 million contract. No one else is pulling in over $1 million a year. That is, no one besides Jim Crane, who owns the worst team in the …

How Credit Scoring Has Changed Since the Recession

A consumer’s payment history, credit utilization ratio and depth of credit have always a significant impact on credit scores, but for some types of …

5 Ways to Rebuild Your Credit Score

In our busy lives, it is easy to miss paying a bill.<p>However, your lenders won’t accept excuses for why they you didn’t pay them as you agreed to do. …

The hidden cost of credit card ‘rewards’

When cashing in the their credit card rewards, consumers often get blindsided by fees and other costs—fine print buried in legalese only lawyers and …

37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked - Copyblogger

<b>We use ConvertKit for our email marketing and proudly recommend them as a marketing partner.<br>Find out more here</b>.<p>We’ve all been there …<p>You’ve carefully …

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Collection attorneys and the credit system

The availability of affordable credit is based on an important concept: credit is a promise to repay. In a perfect world, the credit “ecosystem” …

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.<p>Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care …

Are You Buying Your Real Credit Score?

<b>Chex Systems</b> collects checking account applications, openings and closings, including reasons for account closure. Many banks and credit unions will …

When Prospecting Via The Phone, Should I Leave Voicemail?

There is always a debate pertaining to this question in the sales industry. Many sales professionals feel that they should leave voicemail because it …

New ways to combat harmful debt collection practices | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Today, in addition to two bulletins putting companies on notice about harmful debt collection practices, we’re also releasing new tools for …

Personal Finance