Updated 7:36 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Photo: Elise Amendola, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are seen in Haverhill, Mass. A starter credit card is just that, a start. Used responsibly, it’s a way to build a positive credit history, which will help you with things like getting a better deal on a mortgage or cheaper car insurance; and it will help you qualify for a card with better terms down the road. less FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are seen in Haverhill, Mass. A starter credit card is just that, a start. Used responsibly, it’s a way to build a positive credit history, which will help ... more Photo: Elise Amendola, AP What really matters with your first credit card 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Getting your … [Read more...] about What really matters with your first credit card
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Facing accusations of financial misbehavior and a law enforcement investigation, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor has formally ended his re-election bid. The county clerk's office received Lawlor's notarized withdrawal from the 18th District race by mail Friday. Lawlor, a Vernon Hills Republican, hasn't stepped down as chairman or as the 18th District representative. His term ends after the Nov. 6 election.Republican leaders have until Aug. 23 to submit a new candidate's name to the clerk's office for inclusion on the ballot. Julie Simpson of Vernon Hills is the Democrat running.Lawlor announced this week he would end his campaign. He couldn't be reached for additional comment.Lawlor is taking a leave of absence from county business while undergoing treatment for an unspecified drug addiction. He's served on the board since 2009 and has been chairman since 2012.In emails to board members and the media, he said the addiction "has damaged my life and personal … [Read more...] about Under investigation for county credit card use, Lawlor formally ends re-election bid
It is hard to beat the convenience of a credit card for purchases, but does that same convenience make it worth paying your taxes by credit card? It might, but that depends on several factors involving money and time. "Your credit card is usually a high-interest option, but it is an option," opines Betterment head of tax Eric Bronnenkant. Before deciding whether to put your tax bill on plastic, consider the following: Fees – By law, the IRS cannot pay credit card transaction fees. As a result, credit card payments to the IRS are handled through secure third parties approved by the agency. See the IRS website for a list of the approved payment processors and their fees. What to Do When You Owe Taxes But Can't Pay the Bill Credit card fees are percentage-based with a minimum "convenience fee" for smaller bills ranging from $2.50 to $2.69. Percentages range from 1.87 percent to 2.00 percent of the total tax bill depending on the vendor and the type of card … [Read more...] about Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE If you like to travel but don’t have a travel rewards credit card, it might be a good time to get one and start earning points toward free flights and hotel stays. When used wisely, these rewards cards can stretch your travel budget, so you can visit more places, extend vacations or upgrade accommodations. Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com, says the bonuses on all rewards, especially travel rewards cards, are very good right now, as credit card issuers compete for market share. “It's always a competitive business, but when people are spending, credit card issuers know that they have to work harder to get a share of your wallet — to have you reach for their credit card before the others you have. And that's why they try to sweeten the rewards,” Hardekopf told NBC News BETTER. NerdWallet, a financial advice website, analyzed nine popular travel rewards credit cards based on typical spending patterns and found: The … [Read more...] about How to find the best travel rewards credit card for you
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a lawyer accused of burglarizing the offices of the law firm that fired her and buying sex toys with a credit card stolen from a former colleague.Harrisburg lawyer Nichole Ashley Collins, 35, was suspended on Thursday, report the Legal Profession Blog, Fox43 and Pennlive.com. Her former law firm is Shaffer & Engle. She had been fired in August after the firm accused her of stealing about $8,000 from an account used to pay filing fees and court reporters. A prior story by Pennlive.com is here.The law firm had reported the alleged theft in September and then reported missing office files in December. One of the missing files contained information on Collins’ alleged stealing, and another contained passwords of name partner Jeff Engle. An unknown sticky substance was also found on the firm’s computer equipment.Another lawyer at the firm returned from a holiday break three weeks later and discovered a purse containing … [Read more...] about Lawyer is accused of burglarizing law firm that fired her, using stolen credit card to buy sex toys