Strategies to build credit include becoming an authorized user on someone else's credit card, acquiring a secured credit card or paying off student loans.
You don't have to pay your credit cards off to boost your credit score. But you do need to come up with a plan for paying down your credit card balances.
Too many identity theft horror stories feature young people making their first forays into credit and discovering heaps of bed debt in their names.
In a divorce, you may lose income, moral support and a safety net. These often-forgotten but critical steps will get your financial life back together.
On-time rent payments are not included in your credit score, but late payments are. That said, renters need to build -- and use -- a great credit score.
Beverly Harzog, a self-proclaimed credit-card addict, reveals how she fell deep in debt using credit cards -- and how she got out again.
Credit cards provide the same illusion of wealth as a leprechan's pot of gold. Thank goodness there are credit limits to keep us from chasing after the illusion too far.
The sandwich chain Quiznos is running out of dough, and is reportedly is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, partly because of declining sales.
The top U.S. consumer watchdog says he has called and written the heads of big credit card companies to press them to offer free credit scores to customers.
Discover is already offering to include credit scores on the bills of all its customers, and now, FICO is negotiating with more credit card banks to provide the same service.
If you plan to buy or refinance a home this year, be careful when you do your taxes. Moves that will save you a few bucks on your IRS bill could cost you a mortgage.
You know a late or missed payment will ding your credit score, but how much do a few points matter, really? A lot, it turns out.
From the greatest generation to the millennials, Experian has tracked how we're all faring in terms of our use of credit. And some of the details may surprise you.
The Better Business Bureau has a warning: Check your credit card statements for $9.84 charges. Gobs of them are popping up, and they usually mean criminals have your number.
Consumers may be concerned about their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but few are taking steps to ensure their data is more secure.
If lenders and FICO start mining social media data to determine your credit score, you might want to think twice about becoming Facebook friends with everyone you meet.
If you pay your bills on time, you can improve your credit scores -- it can be that simple.