DATA: What could be a better time to be thinking of your credit than right before throwing down more then you can afford on Christmas? Well, you can get your credit report for free starting tomorrow (Tuesday, December 1st) if you live in a Western state.
(When was the last time the West got something first? I'm still waiting for the god damn quarters to get past Wisconsin. Washington State will get its quarter in 2007, that's the 9th year of a 10 year program. If we still want to give New Mexico back to Old Mexico or get our $7.2 million back from Russia, we should do so now, before we honor them with a shiny quarter in 2008. And while we're giving things away, let's give Texas back to Mexico or let them go back to being the Republic of Texas.)
But anyway, get your free credit copy right away and make it a yearly tradition to do so. Now, if we could get congress to require credit companies fess up about how they calculate your FICO score... Or better yet, someone should make a website that collects individuals' FICO scores and then use the data to reverse engineer the calculation scheme.
UPDATE: Dear idiot Texan (and perennial commenter) Mark. Stop making all Texans look bad.
Texas was its own independent country before it joined the union (remember the Alamo?), and we still have the right to subdivide into four more (for a total of 5) states.
If you're trying to be funny, you should at least be accurate.
Or better yet, maybe the west coast should secede, or join Canada.
Read my post again, I talked explicitly about the Republic of Texas. I quote, "let's give Texas back to Mexico or let them go back to being the Republic of Texas." And yes, Texas was part of Mexico before it was an independent country. Apparently you don't remember the Alamo that well at all. So, I'm not sure I understand what you don't think is accurate. Perhaps you misread my post; perhaps you're just a complete moron.
And who cares anyway? Your inability to stomach my political commentary is absurd. So, I'm turning off anonymous posting until you grow up and/or stop reading my blog. Feel free to continue to comment, but do it in a way that I can respond to you directly, rather then on the front page. Thanks for good times, kiddo.