Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
FICO's new change to its scoring model could help millions of Americans with unpaid medical bills in collections.
Delinquent debt is rampant among Americans, a new report finds, and some consumers don't even know that they're behind in payments and hurting their credit.
My credit score dropped 30 points even though I was doing everything I was supposed to. But it's what I wasn't doing that hurt me.
Even if you're vigilant about paying bills, a delinquent debt could be dragging down your credit score. Here's what you should know.
Acquiring -- and wisely using -- a credit card will help set college students up for a healthy financial future.
A consumer is exasperated because when she closed a Kohl's account months ago, the rep marked her deceased - and Experian has been slow to fix the problem.
Here are four ways you can increase your credit limits, and how each method can affect your credit score.
To follow her success, learn how to overcome seven myths about credit scores and credit card debt. The truth will free you of the shackles of high interest.
A new study estimates that $16 billion worth of credit card rewards are never redeemed. Here's how to get your share and find cards with the best programs.
Summer is the perfect time of year to kick back and relax, but don't let that leisurely attitude extend to your family's finances.
Mississippi has sued credit reporting giant Experian, alleging sweeping errors in the company's data and routine violations of consumer protection laws.
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.