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Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Finance
Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works. Around 40 percent believe, incorrectly, that age and marital status play a role in their three-digit score, according to the Consumer Federation of America's credit card survey, which included interviews with some 1,000 people from May 31 to June 3 of this year. Only around 20 percent of people fully realize how a low credit score can bring on heftier interest-rate charges. Specifically, that borrowers with a low score can pay about $ 5,000 more on a $ 20,000, 60-mont...
Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Investors fret about a trade war, but they aren't fleeing the stock market

Finance
At a conference held by a top investment bank in Manhattan last week, attendees were asked to submit what they thought was the biggest risk to the global economy. When their concerns showed up on the conference screen, these words were the most popular: Trump, trade war and protectionism. Outside, meanwhile, the stock market was having another up day. In recent weeks, against the expectations of many on Wall Street, investors have not run for the exits as President Trump has stepped up trade brawls with China, Canada and the European Union. On Friday, when the Trump administration and China announced tit-for-tat tariffs on $ 50 billion of goods from each c...
Jokes about being robbed as McIntyre tour resumes

Jokes about being robbed as McIntyre tour resumes

Entertainment
Michael McIntyre thanked his "amazingly supportive" fans as he performed his first show since being robbed by two hammer-wielding men. The comedian was targeted by the thieves on mopeds as he waited to pick his children up from school in north London on Monday.At a packed 3Arena in Dublin, the 42-year-old described the mugging, which saw the pair smash the windows of his Range Rover before forcing him to hand over his Rolex watch.McIntyre said: "It was not so much the fast and the furious as stationary and panicking. I could not get it started. It was fight or flight."He admitted to the audience that it was "touch and go" whether he would return to the stage so soon after the mugging. Image: McIntyre said it was 'touch and g...
What to know about post-traumatic stress disorder

What to know about post-traumatic stress disorder

Health
For people suffering distress after experiencing a serious trauma, it can be hard to find any relief. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been reported to feel like being trapped in a room without any exits and can cause trouble with everyday activities like sleeping or functioning at work. Even the singer Ariana Grande said she suffers from the troubling disorder known as PTSD after the Manchester Arena bombing during her concert on May 22, 2017 killed 22 people. She said she doesn't think she'll ever be able to talk about the bombing without crying. "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss," Grande said. "But, yeah, it's a real thing." Post-traumatic stress disorder is a form of anxiety that can happen after experiencing or witnessin...