Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Jul 5, 2019 No doubt, it's tempting to sign up for a "quick fix" to clean up your credit. Who wouldn't want to instantly find a way to add 100 or more points to a credit score to qualify for a rewards-packed credit card? Or maybe, finally, qualify for a great deal on a car loan? But the Federal Trade Commission and others are warning that any company that charges money in advance for credit repair is going against the law. The federal Credit Repair Organizations Act, which was enacted in 1996, makes it illegal for credit repair companies to lie about what they can do to clear up a clouded credit report, or charge upfront fees before they do the job they promised to do. Don't get ripped off by oddball credit claims Things can go really bad when consumers latch onto ridiculous claims — such as that somehow you can piggyback on a stranger's good credit to shore up your credit history. Yes, there … [Read more...] about Big sign of a credit repair scam: Send money now
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By Sameen Amer Published: May 28, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Batwoman will join the Arrowverse in fall, 2019. Batwoman is all set to join the CW superhero family with her own show later this year, and the whole thing has somehow become way more controversial than it should be. Australian actress Ruby Rose stars as the protagonist Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, who takes over Batman’s mantle to protect Gotham as a vigilante. A quest to save her kidnapped girlfriend spurs the street fighter to don Batman’s very long cape (The Incredibles’ Edna would clearly be disappointed) and fight for justice. Photo: IMDb Seemingly the show is as overly dramatic as everything else in the Arrowverse, and yes, admittedly the trailer for the upcoming television series isn’t exactly spectacular. From the few lines we hear in the trailer, the script seems almost pedestrian and unimaginative. Worse, the series seems to be banking a little too much on … [Read more...] about Why are people hating on Batwoman before it’s even released?
Patrick Hruby, The Washington Post Published 9:53 am CDT, Thursday, May 9, 2019 Investment fraud lawyer Chase Carlson in an auto body shop in Miami. He used to refurbish and sell classic cars to athletes and eventually noticed they were getting bad financial advice. Investment fraud lawyer Chase Carlson in an auto body shop in Miami. He used to refurbish and sell classic cars to athletes and eventually noticed they were getting bad financial advice. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrew Innerarity Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andrew Innerarity Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Investment fraud lawyer Chase Carlson in an auto body shop in Miami. He used to refurbish and sell classic cars to athletes and eventually noticed they were getting bad … [Read more...] about Athletes hire him when they think they’ve been swindled
Former Trump White House aide Cliff Sims talks with INSIDER about his new book, “Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House.” Sims dishes on the back-biting among senior White House officials, and how he compromised his own morals in helping Trump create his “enemies list.” He’s a passionate supporter of refugee issues, thinks the media relies too much on anonymous sourcing, and thinks “Russia is a farce.” “We couldn’t collude with the office next door. You think we can collude with a foreign government? Give me a break,” Sims tells INSIDER. Ex-Trump administration aide Cliff Sims’ newly released book,“Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House” is arguably the most candid tell-all published by any former Trump White House alumnus to date. Sims was an Alabama-based journalist before joining Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016, a role he … [Read more...] about Q&A WITH CLIFF SIMS: Ex-White House aide explains his role in crafting Trump’s ‘enemies list’ and why the president is actually a great boss
While most people know about the Indonesian island of Bali as a beach paradise, I found the interior jungle, and specifically the city of Ubud, to be a far more interesting place to explore. Ubud has a bustling community of local Balinese, digital nomads working on startups, and vacationers exploring Ubud’s mix of rice terraces, temples, spiritual retreats, yoga and meditation classes, and villas set into the countryside. Ubud would be easy to make fun of due to its proliferation of New Agey seekers, vegan and raw food establishments, and more, but it’s the earnestness and positivity that permeates the city that makes it a place you want to experience and return to. Bali is the kind of place you visit more than once. When my driver, a burly man named Wayan, picked me up from the airport during a trip to the island this past May, the first thing he said to me was, “Welcome back. So, how many times have you been to Bali?” In most places, I’d think he … [Read more...] about I spent a week in Bali without ever going to the beach and had the time of my life. Here’s what I did instead.