Finance

31 Oct 2017

Check to see if SFMTA owes you money, $600k of unclaimed overcharges

Every now and again the SFMTA takes stock of all their overcharges and tries to give the money back to the people.  Last time they let it acrue to more than $6 million dollars in overages until they opened it up to repayments.  Now, if you think you were double

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17 Oct 2017

How to Check if Equifax Lost Your Personal Information When They Got Hacked

If you are American and have a credit report, there’s a good chance your personal data was compromised this Spring in the Equifax data breach.   The personal data of 143 Million American consumers was vulnerable, that’s Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver’s licenses.  There

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12 Sep 2017

The Rise of San Francisco’s ‘Extreme Commuters’

Thanks to hypergentrification and mass displacement, we can now add  ‘extreme commuting’ to the essential lexicon of Bay Area inequality.  And we need to start using it in sentences more often. Because ‘extreme commuting’ helps to define a broken city, where high-paid workers and their wealthy bosses occupy the former homes of displaced SF workers and commute to Silicon Valley via gratis luxury buses that pick them up within blocks of their front door

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05 Sep 2017

Elon Musk’s New Hyperloop Train Just Went 220 MPH, The Vid is Intense

Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ project is s high-speed ‘train’ that hopes to eventually replace America’s old (and extremely slow) rail system.  Initially Musk talked about the Hyperloop trains going 700 MPH, and getting passengers from LA to SF in under 30 minutes.  But currently the train cars in his ‘test tube’

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01 Aug 2017

Global Warming Poses Threat to Wine Making

Guest Post By: Kate Harveston At this point, all but the staunchest of global warming deniers have come around. Even when you know something is happening, it can be difficult to take action. Sometimes it has to hit you in the face. Sometimes, it has to hit you in the drink.

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01 Aug 2017

Ask a Tenant Attorney: Four Common Questions When Your Landlord is Selling Your Building

Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. Each month Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. This month: What it Means When Your Building is Up for Sale. For more information about Daniel and his firm, check out his

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29 Jun 2017

Life After A DUI: Everyone Makes Mistakes, So Let’s Keep You Solvent

By Benjamin Steele Listen, I get it. Everyone really does make mistakes. Driving impaired is pretty high on the stupid scale — I mean, you probably should have stuck to doing unspeakable things to campus statues — but I’m not here to judge. You’re about to go through enough withering

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