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.
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.
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.
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.
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.