Credit Score Myths, 100s of Flights Delayed Due To IT Problem, Hampton Inn Exorcism

Barclays Credit Score 2019-02-04
My credit score courtesy of Barclays
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Hundreds of flights across the US are delayed after a major IT outage hit at least 5 airlines. – Such a simple error is wreaking havoc on our airlines. Today’s airlines operate with such little slack in their operations, one little problem causes a domino effect that can take days to recover from. If you’re flying today, I wish you luck.

Myths: What impacts credit scores? – There are a lot of false beliefs about credit scores. For example, your income has no direct impact on your credit score. It has a secondary effect because the more you make, the more you should be able to pay your bills. And, having a higher income often increases your ability to get approved for a loan since banks focus on getting repaid. But, the bottom line is that two identical people who make different amounts of money should have the same credit score.

Financial problems
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Scenic Swimming Holes You Have to See to Believe. – These swimming holes are gorgeous. We have one near me in Nashville called Cummins Falls. It is very popular in the summertime and a great place to relax and get away from the heat.

Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations. – I think most of us in the travel rewards world are accustomed to this strategy. If you’re working a 9-to-5 job and can’t get away for a week at a time, make the most of your weekends by flying out Friday night and come home Sunday evening. Or, if you’re like me, take a red-eye Sunday night and head to work straight from the airport! A vacation doesn’t have to be something extensive, and sometimes you only need a couple of days to explore everything you want to see.

Hampton Inn manager requested an exorcism for an employee. He refused. – Ok, this is just ridiculous. First off, you shouldn’t be prying that deep into an employee’s personnel file. And, second, don’t bring your religion into someone else’s situation. I have my beliefs and respect your right to have your beliefs, but when you start pushing your beliefs on me, that’s when we’re going to have problems.

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