Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Netflix. The rental and streaming TV service has more than 33 million subscribers in the US alone, outperforming HBO and other premium networks. The company has turned heads in the entertainment industry with its skyrocketing profits and self-produced programming, including the wildly popular House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. What is the foundation of Netflix’s success? What can other businesses learn from them? More importantly, what can we learn as individuals?
News, Information, and Perspectives on Credit Repair
The media has illustrated the rise and fall of illegal activity in financial markets: the Enron scandal, the Bernie Madoff case, and most recently, Jordan Belfort’s securities fraud—a crime that inspired the Oscar-nominated film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” While the heinous acts of these criminals are covered and sensationalized, we don’t hear many stories about the victims themselves. So, how should we avoid falling into the same sorts of traps? Read on to learn more about some common examples. A little knowledge will help you avoid disastrous mistakes.
When it comes to fraud, there are usually a few red flags in the initial sales stage, including: continue reading “How to Avoid an Investment Scam” »
The Polar Vortex has returned, squashing any remaining memories of the warm and festive holidays. Despite the bitter season, you may still have some unused Christmas funds. Gift cards can linger in a drawer for several reasons: you don’t like the attached store, you hate shopping or you simply forget to use them. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of credit-savvy ways to make the most of your money. Use your gift card for: continue reading “Waste Not: 5 Useful Ways to Spend Gift Cards” »
Your 20’s can be a stressful time, from carving out your place in the workforce to establishing relationships and settling down. A large portion of this stress is financial—the ability to spend and save in order to meet your needs. Now is the perfect time to allay your concerns and begin working toward the future you want. “The early bird catches the worm” may be cliché, but it couldn’t be more appropriate. Tackle the following goals and take control of your own destiny. continue reading “Ages 25 and Under: Five Things to Do Right Now” »
The rules of homeownership are changing. In the wake of the housing market crash, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is imposing new regulations to help borrowers avoid loan default and foreclosure. We’ve talked about the myths surrounding mortgages, but you’ll need a refresher course to learn the new rules. Read on before you dive into the real estate pool. continue reading “New Mortgage Regulations: What Will Change?” »
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