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|Georgia Education Curriculum||Review the Georgia Education Curriculum||Georgia Department of Education Website|
How can I reduce JUNK MAIL?...Contact THE MAIL PREFERENCE SERVICE, Direct Marketing Association, 11W. 42nd Street, P.O. Box 3861, New York, NY 10163-3861.
Identity theft is becoming more real...call 800-269-0271 (Social Security Fraud Hotline).
DRIVERS LICENSE - Call 678-413-8500 to schedule an appointment to transfer or renew your driver's license in Cobb County.
Credit Scoring and other General Consumer Information
CREDIT SCORING INFORMATION
|National Foundation for Consumer Credit||This is where you can turn to if you need professional help to get out of debt. Non-profit consumer credit counseling services. (Source: AJC, The Motly Fools Q&A Column)|
|Fair Issac (FICO) Credit Scoring||This is the leading source (but not the only source) that lenders use to evaluate credit worthiness of a borrower.|
|FICO Score Explanation||This pamphlet explains what and how the FICO score is calculated.|
|Other Credit Scoring Resource||Provides your FICO credit score for a fee.|
CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES
Go to www.annualcreditreport.com - 8-23-05: I just heard Clark Howard recommend that you span your credit report order over several months from the 3 Credit Reporting Agencies and not order them all at once.
8-23-05: I just heard Clark Howard recommend that you span your credit report order over several months from the 3 Credit Reporting Agencies and not order them all at once.
As a Georgia resident, you will be able to obtain your credit report twice per 12 month period from each of the three credit service bureaus. You may contact any one (and I suggest all) of the following three major credit reporting agencies for your free report:
EXPERIAN - CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY (888-397-3742)
EQUIFAX - CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY (800-685-1111)
TRANSUNION - CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY (800-888-4213)
|USO Care Package to Troops in IRAQ||Send some items needed by the troops in IRAQ.||Link to USO website for donations to troops.|
|Lowest Gas Prices!||Click here for cheapest gasoline prices in your zip code.||General website search||Junk Mail||How can you stop it?||Contact THE MAIL PREFERENCE SERVICE, Direct Marketing Association, 11W. 42nd Street, P.O. Box 3861, New York, NY 10163-3861.|
|Victims of Identity Theft?||If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft, be sure to follow some important steps using the referenced website from the Federal Trade Commission||Click here for help from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
You may also want to call 800-269-0271 (Social Security Fraud Hotline) if your social security card is lost or stolen.
|Searching for Lost Money Online||Search websites that list money or personal property that may be legally yoursClick here for free search - National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators||Wall Street Journal, 2-17-2004, Page D2|
|FCC Moves closer to portability of wireless phone numbers.||November 24, 2003 is when the FCC has indicated we can have portability of cell phone numbers between service providers.
This means if you don't like the services of one cell phone provider, you may switch to another and keep your cell phone number.
FCC guidelines call for carriers to switch the numbers within 2.5 hours of the customer request to transfer.
FCC doesn't require balance due to be settled before transfer.
|Wall Street Journal and FCC website - search here|
SOME LARGER TITLE INSURANCE COMPANIES
RECYCLING CORNERRECYCLING OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS
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|FREECYCLE.ORG||Recycle Old Stuff in your House - Give old stuff to people instead of tossing it into the garbage.||
Click to join Freecycle_Cobb
|Recycle Refrigerators||Georgia Power offers programs to properly Disposal of non-primary refrigerators.||To find out more about the program, call 1-866-446-9250, or Click here to find out more about Georgia Power refrigerator recycling program.|
|Recycle Computers||Proper Disposal of computers in your area.||To find computer equipment recyclers in your area, Click here to find recycling organizations in your area.
To find a recycling center closest to your home who does not send junked computers to developing countries, Click here for recyclers.
You may even want to try the Tommy Nobis Center in Marietta, GA CLICK HERE to go to Recycletronics website and discover more about recycling electronics items.
|Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation||Proper Disposal of Rechargeable Batteries-Properly dispose of anything from laptop to cell phone batteries.||
To find a recycling center closest to your home, CLICK HERE and type in your city, state, and zip, or call 800-822-8837.
I think Best Buy has a station at their entrance/exit area to dispose of rechargeable batteries and cell phone batteries.
|National Cristina Foundation||Where you can donate your old computer.|
|CTIA Wireless Foundation||Donate your old, used cell phone to help fight domestic violence. You can donate your used wireless phone to support Donate a Phone CALL to PROTECT, which aids in the fight against domestic violence. Wireless phones are reprogrammed with emergency phone numbers and redistributed free of charge to victims in need.|
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