CreditScores

How Paying the Rent Can Boost Your Credit Score

In these shaky economic times, your credit score carries more weight than ever, which means building a credit history is vital. Paying bills on time is one thing that buffs up your score, but until now, paying your rent meant nothing. Credit bureau Experian and RentReporters.com are changing that.

Prepaid Cards for Teens:
Tool or Trap?

Prepaid credit cards are marketed as a great tool for training teens about credit. But critics point to a long list of steep fees and penalties. That leaves parents to figure out if the credit lessons are worth the money. Here's what to consider before buying that card.

Why aren't credit scores free anyway?

The New York Times reports on a topic that's long been a pet peeve of many financial-minded people: those pesky FreeCreditReport.com ads that are a...

Got good credit? Google wants you.

So you pop over to Google to find a flight to Albuquerque or an aquarium for your kid, and suddenly you're being hit with come-ons from luxury...

A few credit misconceptions cleared up

Apparently in honor of it being National Financial Literacy Awareness Month, a survey was recently conducted by TrueCredit.com, a credit consumer web...

How long does credit repair take?

We've been getting a lot of desperate comments from people who are seeing their credit destroyed as their personal financial lives take a nose dive....