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5 Ways Taxes Can Affect Your Credit

Finding that you owe the IRS money come tax time shouldn't affect your credit reports. But if you don't have the money to pay what you owe, it can affect your credit score.

The 3 Most Common Credit Report Errors

When scouring your credit report for errors, pay attention to your address and credit limit information -- and don't gloss over simple details such as your name.

How Lenders Use Your Hidden Credit Score

After years of suffering, consumer credit is gaining giant momentum, and eager lenders aren't relying solely on your traditional credit score. They need more than that.

Three Simple Steps: Managing Debt

Debt can be a huge burden, but managing it doesn't have to be. Instead of freaking out, take these simple first steps toward dealing with your debt once and for all.

6 Smart Moves to Boost Your Credit Score

Even if you're not planning on applying for a mortgage or credit card anytime soon, you need a good credit score. Here are some lesser-known strategies to help boost yours.

There Could Be Something Wrong With 42 Million Credit Reports

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 least one error that could negatively impact their FICO credit score.

Study: 1 in 5 Consumers Had Error in Credit Report

One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study. The FTC study also said that 5 percent of the consumers identified errors in their reports that could lead to them paying more for mortgages, auto loans or other financial products.

Scammers Hacking Computers by Calling Victims on the Phone

The latest scam: A con artist calls you on the phone, poses as a technician from a big company like Microsoft, and claims he's detected a virus on your computer. He (or she!) then asks for access to your computer in order to "help" you. From there, the scheme can become one of several moneymaking ploys.