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Sep/Oct 2013 Issue

Hertz is No. 1 in survey

The Hertz Corporation, the world’s largest general use car rental brand, was No. 1 Top Rated Overall and Most Popular Car Rental Company in Zagat’s 2013-14 Car Rental Survey.

A Show Your Card & Save® partner, Hertz is the only car rental company endorsed by AAA.

The Zagat Car Rental Survey was conducted among the national sample of Zagat.com registered users, who were asked to rate a total of eight U.S.-based rental companies in various categories. In addition to winning tops overall and Most Popular, Hertz also was rated No. 1 in service, reliability, and vehicles. Hertz also earned honors in 10 additional categories, more than any other car rental company included in the survey.

The Hertz Corporation operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty brands.

AAA members receive exclusive discounts and benefits from Hertz.

To book a Hertz reservation, call (800) 654-3080 or go to AAA.com/hertz.

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Good credit tips for grads

Help your college graduate begin building a solid credit history by encouraging good financial habits now. How to bank responsibly is one of those good habits.

While checking account activity is not reported to credit bureaus, being an established customer could give your child a leg up when it’s time to apply for a bank loan. Make sure your grad understands the importance of regularly reconciling his or her account, and how to report a lost or stolen bank card.

Another good habit to adopt is to promptly pay all bills. Credit bureaus are collecting plenty of alternative data on consumers these days. A history of prompt rent and utility payments in your child’s name can help jump-start a credit history.

Share with your student your own system for scheduling and paying bills, as well as the repercussions of making late payments.

To start slowly with credit cards, consider adding your child as an authorized user to your credit card, and limit spending with a modest credit line.

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