If lenders and FICO start mining social media data to determine your credit score, you might want to think twice about becoming Facebook friends with everyone you meet.
If you pay your bills on time, you can improve your credit scores -- it can be that simple.
College students naturally focus on test scores and GPAs, but once you graduate, the one number that really counts is your credit score. And the impact starts immediately.
Here's something they don't teach in Driver's Ed: the four ways that driving can have significant, long-term impact on your credit.
You probably know your credit rating affects the premiums your auto insurance company charges you for coverage. But how does that work, exactly? Let's draw back the curtain.
There are plenty of places to turn if your credit is too low to get a conventional mortgage.
Library fines and car rentals are among the surprising things that can harm your credit score.
There's a lot of information and regulations behind consumers' credit scores. So, if a thing or two about yours has left you scratching your head, you're not alone.
If you tend to go by your middle name, you could wind up with a case of mistaken identity -- and that can really mess up your credit.
College is a good time to start building a credit history. Here's what you should consider when shopping for a credit card for your new college student.
Your social connections can reveal a lot about how you handle money, which is why a slew of start-ups are checking people's social connections to rate their creditworthiness.
LendingTree.com releases a new report on which states are hot, and which not, for bankers wanting to lend money to homebuyers, and the results may surprise you.
You've probably heard you need a credit card or two if you want a high credit score. But there are other ways to build credit for those who prefer a life without plastic.
An Oregon woman whose credit report contained multiple errors that Equifax refused to fix has won a huge lawsuit against the credit bureau.
Today, we bring you five more credit counselors sharing their personal stories of financial hardship and how they worked through it.
Killing your credit cards is a good way to get your spending under control. But closing down credit accounts could actually hurt your credit score.
Along with worrying about their academics, parents are worrying about their college kids' financials. Here are 5 things parents can do to help sharpen students' money skills.
The new credit score on the block, VantageScore 3.0., is a revamped version of the original VantageScore -- a generic credit scoring model that has been around since 2006.
You know your credit score gets checked when you apply for a credit card, a job, an apartment or a loan. But these days, even potential dates may be asking about your FICO.
How much do you know about your partners' credit history - or their credit present? More than one in five Americans are hiding financial secrets from their significant others.
Krispy Kreme's free doughnut for Daylight Savings Time headlines our list of this weekend's best deals and freebies.
Whether you're moving in with a roommate or a romantic partner, combining households means combining finances. From who pays for what to how you'll save, here are three...