Many societies live on credit. Almost every advert you see offers credit with a purchase. They try to entice people to buy their products offering no money down, low or zero percentage interest rates. It doesn’t matter, they just want your business and will say or doing anything to get it. It is irrelevant if you can’t afford to make a purchase, it’s all about getting the credit. Many recessions came about because of easy credit. Then once everything fell apart, people lost their homes, jobs, and even comfortable lifestyles because they couldn’t pay. Today, however, there are many government regulations and various laws in place to ensure that if you don’t keep up your credit life will be more difficult for you. Anyone trying to rent a home is now subject to not only a credit check, but a background check along with paying a high fee for this privilege. It is understandable that an owner wants to insure that the prospective tenant is employed and will pay. It does not insure that they will keep the property well maintained and clean. It is a new scam now, though, as the property managers, owners, etc. all want high fees from everyone to check their credit. It is a profitable endeavor. There is also the credit for a job well done. Often others take credit for an event or a project that they didn’t really do the work on or for. It happens frequently in the workplace particularly when a manager takes credit for his or her staff’s ideas. Credit should be given to those who did the work and deserve the recognition. The old saying, “Give credit where it is due,” is still applicable today. In the Good Gus series stealing an other’s credit for something was never included. The series is always available on Kindle and Mae’s Story Time on You Tube. If your credit is getting you down, remember a good book will cheer you up. “Misplaced Trust” is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Playster, Scribd and Tolino.