A lousy credit score penalizes consumers in myriad ways. And there is one area, in particular, that homeowners need to pay special attention to.
There's an art form in closing a credit card - you don't want it to hurt your credit. Know what's at stake when you cut that piece of plastic in half.
With a few nifty tricks, you can boost your credit score some 50 to 100 points in no time flat. Here's how to make that happen.
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:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Complimentary ongoing credit monitoring would pay dividends in different areas, including reducing the horrors of identity theft.
JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Ally Financial will offer free FICO scores to customers. Discover already does so, and Citigroup has plans, too.