How Is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Brought to you by Bank of America: Better Money Habits

Knowing what credit is and how it affects you might be the most important thing you can do for your financial wellbeing. More simply put, your credit score is like your financial reputation – it helps lenders determine how trustworthy of a borrower you are, whether it’s for a home mortgage, a car lease or even something as small as a cell phone. The lower your credit score is, the higher your interest rates will be, and the more money you’ll have to spend over time.

To get ahead of the curve, check out how your credit score is calculated below.

Courtyard and Chicago Cornerback, Charles “Peanut” Tillman, Spread Holiday Cheer to Guests

Brought to you by Courtyard 

To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Courtyard and Chicago cornerback, Charles “Peanut” Tillman, surprised unsuspecting guests with some jolly laughs and smiles in this holiday edition of ‘Courtyard Camera.’ Watch as Tillman goes incognito at Courtyard’s Chicago Downtown River North property, posing as the director of the hotel’s holiday jingle. ​​

In their fourth year as the Official Hotel of the NFL, Courtyard is hosting special fan activities and experiences including tailgates, ticket giveaways and social media contests.

Access Courtyard’s YouTube channel to watch more ‘Courtyard Camera’ videos! For more information or to book your next stay, please visit Courtyard.com or follow Courtyard on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Got a Business Idea That Will Change the World?

Brought to you by Chivas

The world is changing, led by a new generation of men and women who are coming together to win the right way with socially conscious business ideas that aim to make a profit while creating positive change at the same time. Chivas is hosting a global search for entrepreneurial thinkers who dare to be good, and awarding a share of up to $1 million to exciting start-ups that have innovative business ideas that can help transform communities and solve global challenges.

If you think you have the Chivas spirit of winning the right way, watch this video here and head over to TheVenture.com to learn how you can potentially win both seed money and mentorship to take your business idea to the next level.

Whatever your idea or start-up, if it’s brilliant, we want to hear about it. Here’s to your potential to make the world a better, more extraordinary place. It’s only just begun. Chivas. Live with Chivalry.

CVS Health: Making Health More Affordable and Accessible

Brought to you by CVS Health

More people are getting coverage…but there’s a shortage of doctors. So CVS Health is making health more affordable and accessible. With over 900 MinuteClinic locations for walk-in medical care, open nights and weekends.

Revamp Your Backyard With These 5 Unique Projects

Brought to you by Chevy

DoItYourself.com partnered with Chevy to feature 5 how-to/DIY videos focusing on unique backyard projects. Learn how to make an outdoor movie screen, a patio table with a built in cooler, glass bottle torches, a clean burning fire pit, and a whiskey barrel water feature.

Watch as host, Noah Schuffman, helps homeowner Brad complete each of the projects to make an unforgettable anniversary for his wife Lisa. To create your own backyard projects, check out each of the step-by-step tutorials and videos in the “Hands On With DoItYourself.com” series. Full step-by-step articles are also available through the design center.

The Jobs of Today

Sponsored by Chevron

It’s not just doctors and scientists that need STEM education. America’s shifting economy is demanding more trained workers in many different sectors. See how Travis Brooks got the hands-on education he needed to become a technician at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.

Courtyard and NFL Great, Matt Light, Spook Travelers at Epic Halloween Check-In

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In the spirit of Halloween, former New England offensive lineman, Matt Light, joined forces with Courtyard for a special edition of ‘Courtyard Camera’. Watch as Light humorously scares NFL fans and hotel guests as they check-in.

In their fourth year as the Official Hotel of the NFL, Courtyard is hosting special fan activities and experiences including tailgates, ticket giveaways and social media contests.

Check out Courtyard’s YouTube channel to watch more ‘Courtyard Camera’ videos! For more information or to book a stay, visit Courtyard.com or follow Courtyard on Facebook, Twitter, or instagram.

Courtyard by Marriott Rolls Out Unique Experience for NFL Fans 

Brought to you by Courtyard by Marriott .

NFL fans on the road can now receive home field advantage when staying at Courtyard by Marriott this football season. As the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL, Courtyard by Marriott will be launching new NFL-themed ad spots, a major fan event at the kickoff game in Seattle, contests, guest packages and more. In addition, the hotel will be hosting special fan experiences, offering prizes and unveiling surprise guests throughout the season. 

For more information or to book your stay, please visit www.Courtyard.com or follow Courtyard on facebook, twitter, or instagram.

5 Money-Saving Shortcuts for Small Business Owners

Brought to you by Spark Business from Capital One.

Being an entrepreneur comes with great reward, including choosing your own hours, the ability to select your own staff, pursuing something you’re passionate about and more. Maximize that reward with these five wallet friendly tips from Spark Business from Capital One.

1) Employ Remote Assistants Many companies are now allowing employees to work remotely to save money. Look to outsource your tasks to remote assistants who are paid on an hourly rate or at a flat fee per completed task. While this may seem like it can add up, it can be more inexpensive than paying someone to work from your office full-time. You can also be extremely efficient by utilizing video conferences instead of in-person meetings.

2) Coworking Space If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home, you’re already saving a tremendous amount. However, if your company needs an office, consider coworking. Coworking allows you to share an office space with other like-minded companies to shave down costs. Additionally, if parties can work out a schedule for using the office space including conference rooms, it can be similar to having your own office space at a fraction of the cost.

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