Did you know your SCPL library card gives you free access to the New York Times online?
After reviewing lists of New Year’s resolutions from popular financial magazines and blogs, one that frequently pops up is checking your credit report. It’s not uncommon to find errors from one or more of the three credit reporting agencies, meaning if you’re not looking, an error could be damaging your credit score.
Even though you see numerous ones advertised as “free”, the only source for your free credit reports as authorized by Federal Law is http://www.annualcreditreport.com. You can get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion).
So add this to your list of things to do!
At this time of year, lots of publications come out with their “best book of the year” lists. A book that shows up on numerous lists of best business books is “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”.
Evicted” immerses readers in the lives of families and individuals trapped in — or thriving off — the private-rental market for the poor, a brutal world in which landlords have all the power and tenants feel all the pain.
This book looks like an interesting read and calls to mind the recent articles in the Spartanburg Herald Journal on affordable housing. Check out your copy of “Evicted” from your Spartanburg County Public Libraries.
This weekly journal is an excellent source for keeping up with what’s going on business-wise in the Upstate. Access is available online at http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/.
Want or need to take continuing education classes? Check out our Universal Class database. Universal Class is a collection of over 500 continuing education classes in topics such as accounting, computers, and real estate. Classes are instructor-led, and you’ll get feedback from live instructors about what you’re learning.
Continuing Education Units can be earned through these classes, and they are accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Other classes offer certificates of achievement for completion.
To access this go to: http://www.infodepot.org, select eResources and then Universal Class. You’ll need a library card to login. Or attend one of our drop-in study sessions in the Headquarters Computer Classroom to help getting started. Upcoming classes:
Monday, Nov 21: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov 30: 2:00-3:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 3: 3:00-4:30 pm
Monday, Dec 5: 6:00-7:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 7: 2:00-3:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 14: 2:00-3:30 pm
Please email levernem@infodepot to participate in these classes. For more information call 596-3505.
For those needing assistance comparing plans or applying on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Mary Black Health System in Spartanburg is offering free assistance.
Appointments may be made with the hospital’s certified assisters by calling 864-573-3194, or can be booked online at http://www.GetCoveredAmerica.org/connector.
The open enrollment period is Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017.
Want to see if you’re being paid fairly? Try Glassdoor http://www.glassdoor.com and get an idea of the average salary for your profession in your geographic area. Also read company reviews posted by current and former employees.