SHOW #49 (March 8, 2015)
HOW DO CREDIT SCORES REALLY WORK?
Also: Pruning tips from Ed Hume, superbugs and reducing the use of antibiotics on the farm, why consumer groups donít like the presidentís Privacy Bill of Rights and protecting yourself from ID theft.
 

         
     
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Whether you like it or not, credit scores affect many important aspects of your life. A low score could stop you from renting an apartment or getting a credit card. A good score could mean a lower interest rate when you borrow. So itís important to know how credit scores work. These articles from CreditSeasame.com will get you started:

Ed Hume
Ed Hume, the premiere expert on Northwest gardening, is celebrating his
57th year as a gardening personality. You've seen him on TV and heard him
on the radio and read his columns. You'll find a variety of valuable information
and tips on Ed's website: HumeSeeds.com.

 

USA TODAY: McDonald's to ban chicken treated with human antibiotics

NBC News: Costco Wants to End Use of Human Antibiotics in Chicken

The ASPCA has compiled some of the most common food labels and what they really mean for farm animals in a downloadable label guide. The ASPCAís Truth About Chicken campaign is designed to push for more chickens raised in a humane fashion.

LA Times: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Doesn't Go Far Enough, Critics Say

Center for Democracy & Technology: Analysis of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

NBC News: Nearly 13 Million Americans Victimized by ID Thieves in 2014 (story includes links to ID theft protection tips)

FTC Fraud Alert: There is no Bureau of Defaulters


 

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