McDonald’s Knows You’re Sick of Screw-Ups at the Drive-Up

When you’re hitting the drive-up, what matters more, how quickly you get your Big Mac or whether they remembered to hold the pickles? McDonald’s is betting on the latter. In its latest comeback maneuver, the world’s largest restaurant chain is switching up the outdoor ordering process to make it more personal, and hopefully more accurate. The new method — it’s called “ask, ask, tell” in McDonald’s speak — provides three opportunities...

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Get Your Credit Score Ready for Homebuying Season

Getting ready to buy a home this spring? Make sure there aren’t any cracks in your credit. A good credit score is essential when it comes to securing a mortgage. “If (your score is) below 600, you’re probably not going to buy a home in the short term,” said Mike Sullivan, director of education at nonprofit credit and debt counseling agency Take Charge America. Given the slew of stringent regulation introduced following the housing...

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