Category Archives: credit

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

Posted in Consumer issues, credit, Do it yourself, Economic Development, Economic Outlook, Jobs, Retail, Sean Adkins, Your money | Leave a comment

Costly titles: Thanksgiving Day needs a new name

I’m of the opinion that Thanksgiving needs a new name. Sure, it’s still a time when friends and relatives gather in one spot to enjoy a home-cooked meal and set aside mutual dysfunctions, if just for a few hours. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Black Friday, credit, Retail, Sean Adkins, Your money | 1 Comment

Facebook friends could sink your credit score

. When I bought my car two years ago, I expected the finance guy at the dealership to run my credit score. I knew he would be looking if had paid my bills on time and if I had a … Continue reading

Posted in credit, Do it yourself, Economic Development, Economic Outlook, financial terminology, Investing, local business, Sean Adkins, Technology, Your money | Leave a comment

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

In a world of electronics, sometimes the hackers win.

Posted in Banks, Consumer issues, credit, Free Stuff, payment, Retail, Shopping, Stephanie Reighart, Your money | Tagged | Leave a comment

Are the quality of cars improving or are we just broke?

. A couple of years ago, I bought my first new car in a long time. I did so not because my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier had finally died. That wasn’t the case at all. In fact, the car was running … Continue reading

Posted in credit, Retail, Sean Adkins, Shopping, Small business, Social Media, Taxes, travel, Vacation, Vehicles, Warehouse, Your money | 1 Comment

Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer issues, Convenience stores, Coupons, credit, Do it yourself, Economic Outlook, Food companies, Food prices, For Investors, Free Stuff, Investing, local business, Newspapers, Recycling, Retail, Sean Adkins, Shopping, Small business, Social Media, Technology, Your money | Leave a comment

We’re Building a House: Sifting through the mortgage process

So the wife and I went through a sort of honeymoon period — well, the first one was years ago — I mean now, with this whole house project. The honeymoon period was feeling the rush of making the leap … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, credit, financial terminology, Real estate, Ted Czech, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Google should Google what it means to own something

When I buy something, I never check with the company that made the product to make sure it’s OK to sell or loan out my new toy. That would be ridiculous – unless the company is Google. Recently, Google sold … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, credit, Do it yourself, Economic Development, Economic Outlook, Gas Prices, Holidays, Investing, Real estate, Sean Adkins, Your money | Leave a comment

What your memories of Sears Portrait Studio?

My wife’s friend, Michelle, must have more than 100 binders filled with photos of her children. Once a month, she dresses her children in their best clothes and heads to Sears Portrait Studio to commemorate how much they’ve grown in … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer issues, Coupons, credit, Economic Outlook, local business, Retail, Sean Adkins, Your money | Leave a comment

Odd rules for York City parking

Most residents who regularly park in York City have more than one story about how they believed they were unfairly cited by the downtown parking bureau. Yesterday, I joined that crew. But, in the process, I learned something that will … Continue reading

Posted in City of York, Consumer issues, credit, Do it yourself, Economic Outlook, For Investors, Free Stuff, Gas Prices, Sean Adkins, Small business, Social Media, Your money | 2 Comments