Unemployment Benefits Do Not Hurt Recipients’ Credit

With Congress poised to extend unemployment benefits, a local consumer credit counselor says the benefits will not hurt recipients’ credit ratings.

Mary Jackey works for the Consumer Credit Counseling Service. She says signing up for the government benefits will not have a direct effect on credit, though other circumstances associated with unemployment may.

"Bail Out" Bill's Energy Tax Credits: Boon for KY Renewables?

The so-called “bail out” bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.