Monthly Archives May 2015


Collinsville man pleads guilty to mail fraud

A 29-year-old Collinsville man could spend up to two decades in prison in after admitting in federal court Tuesday to stealing mail from mailboxes in order to get personal information to be used to apply for credit cards. According to a statement from Southern Illinois US Attorney Stephen Wigginton’s office, Michael A. Carver pled guilty […]

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3 Things People With Bad Credit Need to Know

By Jonathan Roisman, NextAdvisor.com Its not the end of the world if you have bad credit. Actually, millions of Americans have credit thats rated below average. While its not something you might be proud of, its important to know that there are some ways to make it better. If you have less-than-perfect credit, here are […]

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How Often Should I Check My Credit?

First, it depends on what you mean by credit. If you mean credit reports, the information about you and your payment history, checking annually seems reasonable unless you have a specific reason for reviewing it more often. You are entitled to a free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, […]

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Things you may not know about leasing a car

o You may need to pay a substantial initial down payment. Monthly lease terms are favorable to men and women who cannot afford to finance a car or those who want to avoid long-term financing with hefty monthly payments. But many leases require lessees to pay substantial down payments upon agreeing to the lease. If […]

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