Seven common mistakes people make that can harm their credit score, according to CNN Money:
1. Carrying big balances
2. Closing credit cards
3. Paying late
5. Opening too many credit lines
6. Not having a credit card
Number to Know
100: "The importance of paying bills on time cannot be understated," says Barrett Burns, president and CEO of VantageScore Solutions. A single missed payment can drop a person's credit score 80 to 100 points, he added.
For many used to doing their tasks in a Windows 95/98/XT/Vista/7 environment, Windows 8 turned out to be a nightmare. Currently in beta, Windows 8.1 addresses some of the problems of the last year's Windows 8. The formal introduction of Windows 8.1 will come mid-October just before the unofficial start of the holiday buying season.
— The Street