When Good Credit Marries Bad Credit
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Your new spouse has many wonderful qualities, but soon after the wedding you learn that a high credit score is not among them. What should you do?

Take steps now to manage credit cards well so you both have good credit when it comes time to apply for car loans or a mortgage. Here’s how:

1. Credit score: how bad is it?

Get copies of your credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com and get your FICO or VantageScore credit scores to learn where you stand. You’re entitled to free copies of your credit reports once a year from each of the credit reporting bureaus, but you might have to pay a small fee to learn your credit scores. Check reports for accuracy, and follow credit bureau instructions to correct any factual errors.

2. Keep credit in your name

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Girl Scouts go high-tech with credit card reader to sell more cookies
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The Girl Scouts are diving into the digital age to make it easier for you to get your fix of Thin Mints, Thanks-A-Lots and Caramel deLites.

For the first time, this fall Girl Scout troops here are using readers that attach to smartphones and tablet computers to accept credit card payments for their cookies.

“We jumped on it right away,” said Stephanie Miller, troop leader of Troop 714 in Cheektowaga, which has Daisies and Brownies in kindergarten, first, second and third grades and began using a Sage Mobile Payments reader this month.

One hundred fifty troops from the Girl Scouts of Western New York have signed up to use the card readers, and leaders say they hope the devices will boost cookie sales by offering prospective customers another way to pay for their cookies.

Local Girl Scout officials also say deploying the new sales technology allows them to meet the older girls on their own, high-tech level and to introduce the younger girls to modern means of conducting business.

“Our girls are very technology-savvy, and it’s important for us to be where the girls are,” said Cindy L. Odom, chief executive officer of the Western New York Council of Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts have embraced technology. In addition to the readers, the Girl Scouts have introduced a searchable database on their website and GPS-based smartphone apps to help peo…………… continues on Buffalo News

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