Kristina Taylor Articles

What’s the Deal with Credit Scores?

When it comes to scores, people tend to ask why differences exist between each of the credit bureaus, including the major national players, Equifax, TransUnion­, and Experian. Even though their scoring models are top secret, the variations likely stem from one simple...

The Top 3 Factors in Finding and Retaining Great Tenants

Every landlord wants to keep their income steady and their investment properties secure, but it takes a lot more than just advertising vacancies, crossing fingers, and hoping for the best. Knowledge is power, and when it comes to renters, what you don’t know (or do)...

3 Employer Best Practices for New Hires

In today’s competitive job market, applicants are highlighting the skills and qualifications that will allow them to stand out—and secure that coveted position. But can you trust what they say is true? Sadly, resume padding (and outright lying) is a common tactic....

The Ins and Outs of a Civil Records Search

When considering a potential new employee, a good place to start is screening for past civil cases and judgements, to ensure trustworthiness. While civil convictions can result in fines or even jail time, they are not considered criminal in nature and will not show up...