A lousy credit score penalizes consumers in myriad ways. And there is one area, in particular, that homeowners need to pay special attention to.
There's an art form in closing a credit card - you don't want it to hurt your credit. Know what's at stake when you cut that piece of plastic in half.
With a few nifty tricks, you can boost your credit score some 50 to 100 points in no time flat. Here's how to make that happen.
You probably get lots of offers for new credit cards. But should you take advantage of them?
A state in America's heartland is home to three cities where residents' financial health is particularly robust. Find out which other cities made the list.
When I found out I had an 850 credit score, I wanted to figure out what the heck I did right. Here's what I discovered:
How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? It's time to measure progress on your savings and other goals, and make adjustments. Here's how.
Check out these easy steps to gain control of your spending and improve your credit score.
Consumers who are facing delinquent car or mortgage payments should start by negotiating with the lender instead of ignoring the problem.
You can now see the information that merchants, lenders, insurers, employers and landlords can see when checking you out, and without charge. Here's how.
Think you've got a handle on what can make or break your score? Here are six missteps that even consumers with healthy credit can make.
If you have old unpaid debts, it pays to know the statute of limitation that applies to those bills. Here are seven common questions many consumers have.
Back-to-back talks to different audiences yields this conclusion: If you know the basics about personal finance, maybe you won't from bad credit.
Excellent credit isn't about the big things you do once in a while. It's about the little things you do on a daily basis. Here's what you need to know.
Not checking your credit score is like not going to a doctor for a check-up, but this indifference could be hazardous to your financial health.
There's a right and a wrong way to live without credit. I managed without plastic, and then I finally managed to get a starter credit card.
New companies are changing how you're evaluated for a personal loan. One considers your college major. Another wants friends and family to vouch for you.
The best time of life to get a credit card is when you're college-aged, but that's not how many millennials are finding things are working.
The score -- a huge shift from FICO -- will open up credit access to as many as 53 million consumers who do not have credit scores or credit reports.
Here are six things you should do this spring to make sure your money management strategy is as neat and orderly as your house will soon be.
Does income influence your credit score? Rent? Job history? Raises? Your inquiries? TransUnion finds that a lot of consumers don't know. How about you?