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Spooky, scary and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: five

This number may look nice and simple but it could be the beginning of a terrible, no good, very bad credit score. Here are five sneaky ways you can tank your credit score, and no, moving to Australia won’t help.

This week

These are the things to look forward to this week.

This is Halloween, everybody scream!: When I was in elementary school, we used to pass a house that would go all out decorating for Halloween every morning. They dug an actual grave for (what I hope was) a fake body that would rise by remote control. They strategically placed high-quality faux spider webs, so that you got the same gross feeling when you walked through them. The list went on and on. So every morning, when we passed the house, I would cry. Ever since then, I have made it my mission to scare the living daylights out of little kids with my Halloween decorations. Good thing we have these tips to reap rewards for holiday decorations for very last minute shopping or to start collecting next year’s spooky adornments.

#millennial #credit #card: The millennials are ruining credit cards once again. And by ruining I mean demanding better rewards for all. Enter the Uber Visa card. You know who likes to eat? Millennials. So this card is offering 4 percent back on dining. You know who travels? You guessed it, millennials. There’s 3 percent back on that. And that’s not all, the Uber card offers a ton more benefits for millennials. Just ask one of our resident millennials.


What you might have missed last week.

Prime Time: This week one of our writers tackled the question of whether or not Amazon Prime is worth it. She got very scientific and did a lot of math for you. But I will give you a hint to what my nonscientific answer is. It rhymes with  “babsolutely.”

Bring in the dancin’ lobstahs: In a late-night, tie-breaking vote, Vice President Mike Pence helped block consumers from banding together to sue their banks and credit card issuers. There’s no joke here, just another day in 2017.


Tangled in the web

Here are things from around the internet the staff are reading.

New Yorkers could get literal points for paying their rent on time. –New York Times

New Yorkers also won’t be needing that MetroCard anymore. –New York Times

Mastercard covers the World Series. Literally. –Twitter

Is that a shiv in your credit card, or are you just happy to see me? –Daily Mail

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