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Its ablaze apparently. Pier fires are quite common at least in the UK, why with all that water around don't they add a few high pressure/high flow pumps that can be switched on to extinguish such fires?
They do, in fact, falsely advertise. I had been using it several months ago to begin monitoring my score (very poor) as I paid off the few bad debts I had. Credit Karma reported a TransUnion score that I thought was about right. Well, come to find out, my true TransUnion score was actually about 40 points LOWER.
Credit bureaus use a proprietary formula to calculate the score. Credit Karma simply "guesses" the formula, so you never see your true score. It can be higher or lower, and by A LOT -- not just a little.
I found out when a financial adviser pulled all three of my major bureau reports (the paid kind) from the bureaus themselves. When I saw the difference in scores, I asked him, and he told me about the "guessing" formula.
What a shame that people actually believe Credit Karma is a good tool. Haha.
djj55: Nice but may have a permission problem
Pete O'Hanlon: He has my permission to run it.
I was talking to the husband of a friend at the weekend. We were in the grounds of his (and his father's) old school, at a boozy picnic. He was well oiled and started telling me about his dad - I took it with a pinch of salt at the time, but decided to look him up and this is what I found[^]. Forget most of his life, just look what he did between the ages of 16 and 20.