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.
The law requires credit bureaus to show you your credit report for free -- but not your credit score. Here's a way to get around that for just a buck.
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.
Some important aspects of your financial health aren't reported to credit bureaus and won't result in a bad credit score.
Don't obsess about new credit. Avoid the issue altogether by checking for preapproved or prequalified credit.
There were at least 210,000 complaints about recurring charges for credit monitoring that couldn't be stopped. There's a $22 million settlement in the case.
Nicki Minaj may be used to exposing her personal assets, but one she didn't expect recently got published, causing her some big credit problems.
How much do you pay in interest for all that stuff over your lifetime? A cool new tool offers estimates and shows how better credit scores help lower costs.