November 3rd, 2015

Keep Credit Reports Out Of Employment Decisions

Is it right for an employer to check a potential employee’s credit report, as an assessment of their character? Two weeks ago, Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, hit the headlines with an op-ed in support of the Equal Employment for All bill she helped introduce at the end of 2013, which would outlaw such an action. As it stands, employers in many states are able to check a potential employee’s credit report with that person’s consent. A 2012 survey put the number of employers using credit checks in some form in an employment decision at close to half.

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August 7th, 2015

About that Facebook patent…

Much attention was given this week to a recently granted Facebook patent that may open the door for the social network to create an alternative credit score system based on your social graph. Why this may not be the best idea.

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May 17th, 2012

Is the Student Loan Debt Bubble Ready to Burst?

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This spring, more than 1 million new graduates will be thrust into the work force. And according to a recently published Rutger's study, more may come out of school with debt than come out with jobs.

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October 7th, 2011

The $5 Debit Card Fee: You Talk the Talk, But Will You Walk the Walk?

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Ninety-three percent of consumers said they would not pay a monthly fee to use a debit card, according to a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal. Less than 3 percent said they will pay the fee.

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September 23rd, 2011

Did You Really Think People Would Buy $225,000 College Football Tickets?

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Dear University,

With football season just around the corner, I’m still shaking my head at you.

I was there when it all went down. In the middle of the worst fiscal crisis in your history, the ax came down on every side.

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