Missouri’s Credit Scores Below National Average

In rather unsurprising news today we learned that Missouri’s credit scores are below the national average by ten points. Bruce McClary with Clear Point Credit Counseling Solutions said Missouri residents on average are about ten points below the rest of the country receiving an average score of 658. With lower scores, it will cost more to borrow money. McClary said someone with a credit score of 658 will pay about $140 more per month on a mortgage. [Read More]

St. Louis Salvation Army Finally Gets Credit Card Donation Kettles, Still Not Cool with Gay Stuff

After rollouts in Dallas, Los Angeles and Colorado Springs, St. Louis’ Salvation Army wing is finally killing everyone’s favorite excuse “Sorry, I don’t have any change on me.” The Salvation Army is hoping that adding a credit card option will help increase donations to its red kettles in the St. Louis area. Salvation Army officials hope the new option will attract people who aren’t carrying cash or change. Average donations jumped from $2 to $15 when donors used electronic payment machines in Dallas, Los Angeles and Colorado Springs in 2008. [Read More]