Learning to manage your finances is crucial in achieving major life milestones down the road.

Buying a car or taking out a mortgage on your first home requires having a good amount of savings stored away and a healthy credit score.

But just as important as understanding what you need to reach these milestones is knowing how certain events do or don’t affect your credit once you get there.

According to Rod Griffin, senior director of public education and advocacy for Experian (one of the three main credit bureaus), there are five common life milestones that people often misunderstand just how they can either impact or not impact their credit:

  1. Graduating from college
  2. Sharing your first apartment with a roommate
  3. Starting a business
  4. Married, and getting divorced
  5. Retiring

Wherever you are on your financial journey, take a moment to recognize how the current situation you are in (or may be

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TIME President Keith A. Grossman sent the following note to staff Monday:


Over the past three months, we launched and tested different programs, partnerships, business models and approaches to set the stage for the continued transformation of TIME. As you will recall, we set 4 key goals for Q2 and have done much to achieve them.

Below is a topline recap of our collective accomplishments:

Streamlining our B2B Approach

  • The shift from category to account specific coverage combined with an ideas-based approach that clearly provided value and / or utility for our partners delivered. TIME’s Top 10 partners have invested more with the brand, year-to-date in 2020 than the Top 10 partners did in all of 2019.
  • Our digital revenues grew +58% YoY in Q2 and they exceeded print revenues for the first time in our brand’s history.

Accelerating Data Collection and Recurring Revenue Streams

  • Our US print subscription
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