Tips to Raise Your Credit: Part One

A close up of a red credit cardYour credit score is quite possibly the most important grade you’ll ever be given. Your rating determines your approval for things like car loans, credit cards, and mortgages. Beyond initial approval, the score influences the interest rate you’ll have to pay on those loans. A 700 or above is generally considered a good credit score. If you’re not at that level, or just want to shoot for the stars, see these tips for raising that number. [Read more…]

Liability During Hiring: Consumer Reports

Waiting for interviewRegardless of the size of a company, hiring practices should never be taken lightly. Hiring a new employee is bringing in someone into your company’s confidence, allowing them to represent your company and have access to (depending on the position) confidential and financial information. This is why employers gain information on potential employees, both from their applications, resumes, and referrals, as well as reports and background checks on any potential hire. However, when done incorrectly gaining these resources opens your company to lawsuits due to wrongful hiring practices. Make sure to read the fine print and have the proper paperwork to avoid liability during hiring. [Read more…]