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:
Check out these easy steps to gain control of your spending and improve your credit score.
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.
Sometimes the personal touch helps with business transactions. But in the case of unpaid debt, humans may prefer to deal with machines.
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?
When credit repair is your No. 1 priority, working within a faulty system can be frustrating. Here are five common errors you should be aware of.
Fortunately, many trustworthy credit counseling agencies can help. Unfortunately, the debt settlement industry has many players who may leave you worse off.
If you're overwhelmed by credit card debt and can barely make your minimum payments, there's free help out there. Just be careful where you look for it.
Introducing Life Stage Lessons: Real stories of moments people realized they had to change their financial lives. First up, a big spender takes stock.
Americans still have a long way to go to get the real credit improvement they should strive for.
Seemingly minor issues on your credit report could hurt your credit. Check carefully -- you're among the 73% who actually check your credit report, right?
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.
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.
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.
There are steps to take after having a short sale of your home for less than your mortgage to start rebuilding your credit score and your family's financial lives and future.
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.