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7 Things Your Credit Report Does NOT Include

Your credit reports may be handy snapshots of your financial health, but they don't show the whole picture. Find out what's missing.

How to Fix Your Finances After Missing a Payment

No one is immune to financial blunders. If you miss a payment or bounce a check, don't worry — you can fix it.

5 Financial Mistakes That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

It might feel like every little money misstep gets reported to the credit bureaus, but sometimes, you're in the clear (at least with the bureaus).

Are Your Assets Costing You Too Much?

Your assets add up to your net worth. So the more the merrier, right? Well, too much of a good thing can actually be a drain on your finances.

8 Credit Repair Mistakes That Will Cost You

So you're ready take on your awful credit score. Be careful — making these false steps could actually do more harm than good.

Student Loan Debt in Collections? Try These 5 Steps

The student loan default rate is rising. If you ever find yourself falling behind, here's how to catch up.

What Happens When Your Credit Card Debt Is Charged Off?

A “charge off” on your credit card debt doesn’t mean it’s disappearing. Take action before your credit score takes a huge hit.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out If You Miss a Payment Due Date

That bill's due date has come… and passed. How long do you have before it's "officially" late?

5 Ways to Make the Collections Process Easier

Collections are a fact of life when you run your own business. Sooner or later, you'll have to chase down a payment.