NEW BEDFORD — At first, Sarah Estrella seemed like the answer to Deborah Lesco’s prayers.An old spinal injury had slowly robbed Lesco of her ability to walk, leaving her lower body racked with pain that only medical marijuana could ease. The 68-year-old former special education teacher got around in a wheelchair and needed help with her daily activities. Related Links Ten essential tips when you’re hiring a home aide -- from someone who learned the hard way Luckily, Lesco had found this “nice, sweet girl” on a state-sponsored caregiver website who was happy to take care of it all. “She had experience, she was smart, she was clean, she could lift me up,” said Lesco, who was further reassured because she knew some of Estrella’s relatives.What could go wrong?Everything. When she hired Estrella in September 2015, Lesco didn’t know that her new personal care attendant had faced 15 criminal charges since 1997, including … [Read more...] about Stranger in the house
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caption Most countries do not have a credit score system like the US. source LDprod/Shutterstock A credit score is a number, used in countries like the US and Canada, which aims to predict your likelihood to meeting financial obligations like paying back a loan. Having a low credit score can make it harder and more expensive to get a mortgage, for example. Mant countries do not have a credit score system like the US, instead only tracking negative credit marks rather than tracking positive ones. In the US, a good credit score can feel like a key determinant of success. It defines how good an interest rate you can get on a car loan or mortgage, the quality of credit card you can get approved for, or if you’ll get approved for any credit at all. The better your score, the better the perks. A bad score can become a black mark that leads to missing out on the home you want (credit checks are a … [Read more...] about Many countries don’t use credit scores like the US — here’s how they determine your worth
This is my ghost gun. To quote the rifleman's creed, there are many like it, but this one is mine. It’s called a "ghost gun"—a term popularized by gun control advocates but increasingly adopted by gun lovers too—because it's an untraceable semiautomatic rifle with no serial number, existing beyond law enforcement's knowledge and control. And if I feel a strangely personal connection to this lethal, libertarian weapon, it's because I made it myself, in a back room of WIRED’s downtown San Francisco office on a cloudy afternoon. I did this mostly alone. I have virtually no technical understanding of firearms and a Cro-Magnon man’s mastery of power tools. Still, I made a fully metal, functional, and accurate AR-15. To be specific, I made the rifle's lower receiver; that's the body of the gun, the only part that US law defines and regulates as a "firearm." All I needed for my entirely legal DIY gunsmithing project was about six hours, a 12-year-old’s … [Read more...] about I Made an Untraceable AR-15 ‘Ghost Gun’ in My Office—and It Was Easy
Credit scores are needed to qualify for a car loan or mortgage. And the way you establish a credit history is by getting a credit card, right? That's a familiar personal finance myth that has led millions of Americans to get their first credit card -- and risk falling into high-interest debt, experts say. The average American in 2017 had two-bank issued credit cards and carried $5,551 in debt, according to the credit bureau Experian. Collectively, Americans have $1 trillion in credit card debt, more than any country in the world. Here are four ways consumers can create a credit history without falling into the credit card trap. Report monthly bills like rent and utilities Bills like rent and utilities traditionally aren't used to create a credit history – only loans are. But new companies and scoring models are springing up that include monthly bills like rent, said Robert Harrow, a credit card specialist with ValuePenguin. Those bills include rent, cell phone, internet, … [Read more...] about 4 ways to build good credit without using a credit card
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41 0 1. T-HUFF (unregistered) JUST KIDDING. THIS DEFINITELY IS NOT GOING TO HELP SPRINT PAY OFF BILLIONS IN DEBT. GREAT FOR CUSTOMERS...TERRIBLE BUSINESS DECISION... posted on 03 Mar 2008, 10:50 0 2. chris (unregistered) are you kidding me this is a great plan...anyone looking for unlimited or a lot of minutes will head towards sprint....you know what that means more customers= more profit! posted on 03 Mar 2008, 12:21 0 3. CRASH AND BURN (unregistered) This seems to be the crabs in a barrell if ur gonig down take millions of customer with u posted on 03 Mar 2008, 12:30 0 4. sprint employee (unregistered) but its not good for reps cuz we dont get paid on those add-ons anymore when people pick those plans so we lose out on atleast 30 bucks extra so its really coo for customers, but to sprint i say "get your hands out my pocket" posted on 03 Mar 2008, 20:35 0 5. ddsindpls (unregistered) It's always about the … [Read more...] about Comments for : Sprint’s unlimited plan for $89.99 ?