Linda Vergon

Linda Vergon

Staff Writer

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Free online background check — Could a specialty consumer report be costing you?

This article is by Suba Iyer, who currently writes for FiveCentNickel.com. Ever wonder why you had to pay a deposit to get your utilities turned on when your friend didn’t? Have you noticed that the health insurance premiums for two self-employed people can be different? Well, there are consumer reporting companies in many industries that “… collect information and provide reports on consumers that are used to decide whether to provide consumers credit, insurance, or…

Ask the Readers: What are your best tips for interview success?
This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

I have watched a number of people go through the interview process over the years. For some, it’s nerve-racking. Often, the process is mysterious: How do you know what the interviewer is looking for in a candidate? Do they want someone to fit seamlessly into their culture or do they value skill, experience, or reputation above all else? A few of my friends welcome the experience. Even…

Ask the Readers: What’s the most expensive thing in your closet right now (and was it worth it)?
This article is by editor Linda Vergon.

For many years, shopping for the perfect outfit was my sport of choice. I had a near-perfect excuse. To compete for the best jobs working in the most prestigious law firms in Century City, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills, I needed to dress almost as well as the attorneys did. It was expensive, but it didn’t matter. Don’t hate me, but when the saleswoman at Nordstrom showed…