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News You Can Use August 2012

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Metro Denver a Magnet for Job Growth & Company Expansion! 

Various companies announced relocation or expansion plans in the Metro Denver region in Q3 and Q4 of this year.

Otterbox, a manufacturer of premier protective solutions for mobile technology, announced on Aug. 1, 2012, that it will open a new, 183,000-square-foot facility housing 150 staff in Frederick.

Famous Brands International
, the parent company of the Mrs. Fields cookie chain and TCBY frozen yogurt shops, selected Broomfield from among seven potential sites across the country for its new headquarters. 


Coleman Co.
, an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, hosted the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Golden on June 11, 2012. Coleman relocated its headquarters back to Colorado from Wichita, Kansas.

Southwest Airlines, announced it will open a new pilot crew base in October 2012 as well as a new flight attendant crew base in the fourth quarter of 2012 at Denver International Airport. The new crew domicile, to be located on Concourse C, will be home to at least 250 pilots and 400 flight attendants.

Arrow, a Fortune 140 global electronics manufacturer, announced it would move its corporate headquarters to Metro Denver from Melville, New York., in Nov. 2011. Serving customers in 52 countries and with 2010 sales of $18.7 billion, Arrow Electronics is the largest company to ever call Colorado home.

For a full list of companies calling Colorado home click here.

Back 2 School Time!

Here is a List of Tips, Tricks and Gentle Scholarly Advice

Did you know that messing with old collections can be the worst thing you can do and can lower your credit score?

There are many misconceptions about credit scores out there. There are customers who believe that they don’t have a credit score and many people who think that their credit scores just don’t really matter. These sorts of misconceptions can hurt your chances at some jobs, at good interest rates, and your chances of getting approved to buy a home.

FICO scores range from 300-850 and in general, the higher your credit score, the more likely you are to be given credit at great rates. Scores in the low 600s and below will often give you trouble in finding credit, while scores of 720 and above will generally give you the best interest rates out there. However, credit scores are a lot like GPAs or SAT scores from college days – while they give others a quick snapshot of how you are doing, they are interpreted by people in different ways. Some lenders put more emphasis on credit scores than others. There is much to learn about credit and I have lots of free resources to help you understand your credit situation!

There are over 100 good credit practices to raise and keep your credit score however, in general, you will want to follow at least four steps to better credit scores:
1) Check your credit report and credit scores. Assess your current situation and make sure to
correct any errors on your report by writing to the credit bureaus and to the creditors
involved. Immediately report any charges you don’t recognize – these may indicate an error
but they might also indicate that you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft.
2) Pay down your debts and pay your bills on time. Close down the shorter-term loans if
you need to (this does not include your revolving credit such as credit cards).

3) Do all you can to make good financial habits automatic in order to keep your credit rating good.
4) Address particular issues – such as too much debt or a student lifestyle – that you think may be contributing to your low credit rating.

Contact me for the full list of 101 Credit Tips!