From the greatest generation to the millennials, Experian has tracked how we're all faring in terms of our use of credit. And some of the details may surprise you.
The Better Business Bureau has a warning: Check your credit card statements for $9.84 charges. Gobs of them are popping up, and they usually mean criminals have your number.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new mortgage rules have taken effect. Their purpose: To protect home buyers from the bank behaviors that led to the housing bust.
It's a classic Catch 22. Your credit is bad because you need a job, and you can't get a job because your credit is bad. A host of advocacy groups want to fix that.
Library fines and car rentals are among the surprising things that can harm your credit score.
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.
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.
An Oregon woman whose credit report contained multiple errors that Equifax refused to fix has won a huge lawsuit against the credit bureau.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
Identity theft has exploded since the turn of the millennium, with more than six times as many victims as in 2000. But the situation's far worse in some places than in others.
Young adults typically get a bad rap when it comes to debt, but new research shows youthful consumers have gotten a lot smarter about using credit cards.
"Free money": If you have good enough credit, chances are you get offered it all the time, through no-interest credit card offers. Here are the best ways to take...
With tax season over, now's a great time to spring-clean your finances. These three simple moves could put more than $8,000 in your pocket over the course of the next year.
As long as you pay off your balance every month, using a credit card can often be the smartest way to pay, thanks to these beneficial features other methods don't offer.
For most people, tackling the average $8,000 we carry in credit card debt seems like an unbearable task. What if you had 20 times as much to worry about?
The Federal Trade Commission just released a report on the credit reporting industry that could spell trouble for tens of millions of consumers: 25 percent of people had at...
Credit unions have a long way to go before they threaten the financial dominance of commercial banks. But Americans are moving billions of dollars of their business in that...
Bank of America has reached a settlement with Fannie Mae on residential mortgage loans sold by the bank and its Countrywide unit to the agency ahead of the nation's 2008...