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?
The three big credit reporting agencies are making changes that could help steer some consumers clear of the credit dog house. Here's what you need to know.
The three largest credit-reporting agencies will change the way they handle records in a major revamp long sought by consumer advocates.
Freezing your credit means your credit report can only be accessed with a personal identification number. You can thaw the freeze as needed.
Paying off student loans is worthy of a celebration, but you'll want to be strategic about it. Here's why.
No credit? Bad credit? Here are some proven ways on how to build it up and turn your credit score around.
It would seem to go against common sense to send in a credit card payment well before the due date, but it can be smart idea under some circumstances.