Category Archives: Consumer issues

York County ranks high when it comes to credit scores

As you open your wallet to buy those last-minute Christmas gifts, know this: York Countians are among the most credit-worthy folks in the country. A new study released by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, ranked the 20 areas whose residents … Continue reading

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My Accidental Savings Account

It was recently my birthday, and I got some wonderful gifts from family and friends. I have to say, though, they couldn’t compete with Bank of America. My creditor since 2006, the bank surprised me this September by dumping more … Continue reading

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Old dog learns new tricks @NICAR14

In five months, I turn 39 years old. I wouldn’t consider myself old, but I’m not young either. At no time has this fact been more clear than in past two days I’ve spent attending a computer-assisted reporting conference in … Continue reading

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Do you have a Capital One credit card? You should expect a visit soon

I really wish I had a Capital One credit card. I could use the help. No, I’m not talking about financial assistance. I’m refering to real, hands-on help at home and at work. Recently, Capital One sent a contract update … Continue reading

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Are more people landing jobs or are they simply dropping out of York County’s labor force?

The state of the local job market depends on who you ask. Some people will look at the current numbers and, with no real analysis, claim that the days of high unemployment are behind us. A quick look at those … Continue reading

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No, that’s not the government spying on you. It’s an Amazon drone.

Jeff Bezos’ vision of the future involves Amazon drones taking off from company fulfillment centers and landing at your doorstep less than 30 minutes later. York County is home to one of those centers in Fairview Township. In the drone’s … Continue reading

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My rules for impulse purchases at the grocery store

I tend to grocery shop hungry, so I developed rules to keep myself from impulse shopping.

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The cost of free

We all love free stuff. But what does it really cost?

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Local farm featured on national website

Spoutwood Farm Center located in Codorus Township was recently featured on the website of the organization Certified Naturally Grown. The certification is available to farms that do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMOs. Similar to USDA certified … Continue reading

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My credit card number was stolen…but it was probably time.

In a world of electronics, sometimes the hackers win.

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