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Could Your Credit Score End Your Marriage?

Couples with a greater disparity in their credit scores are more likely to break up, according to preliminary results of a study by Federal Reserve Board researchers.

How to Haggle With Your Credit Card Company

If your credit card has a fee you dislike or an interest rate that's too high, you don't always have to stand for it. Here are some tips for negotiating terms with your bank.

5 Practical Money Tips for New Grads

Beyond the usual platitudes and cliches, commencement speakers should consider giving their audiences of eager graduates these five crucial pieces of advice.

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.

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.

6 Myths Couples Should Stop Believing About Joint Bank Accounts

Setting up a joint bank account is a pretty standard move for most couples, but things start to get a little dicey when it comes to credit cards. Many consumers are confused about what happens to their credit when they get married. Here are some of the most widely-held myths.

The Most Important Item in Your Credit Report

Most of your financial life is reflected on your credit report. But there's one specific aspect that carries more weight than any other when Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion calculate your credit score -- because it accounts for more than half of the updates the credit bureaus receive.