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Stop! Don't Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Put down the scissors, and step away from the plastic! You can catch up on credit card debt in much smarter ways than chopping up your cards.

3 Terrible Things Foreclosure Does to Your Credit

A foreclosure stings, but you can rebuild. Here's what it will do to your credit, and the steps to take to get it back.

What's a Split Credit Report - And How Much Is It Hurting Your Score

If your three credit reports don't seem to align, you may have a fragmented report. Here's how to fix it.

16 Everyday Things You Shouldn't Be Paying For

If you're still shelling out for any of these 16 commonly free things, you're throwing your money away.

Should You Always Dispute Mistakes on Your Credit Report?

We all make mistakes, which is why you shouldn't skip regular reviews of your credit reports. Any errors there can cost you.

Is Credit Monitoring Ever Worth It?

Fraud alert, identity theft protection… do you actually need all these costly credit card add-ons? Consider the free alternatives instead.

12 Money Adjustments You Should Make Mid-Year

It's time to consult our mid-year financial checklist and make some important money moves to set yourself up the end of '15 and the coming of '16.

6 Money Moves to Make for Tomorrow's Mortgage

A home is one of life's biggest purchases. Long before you're ready to buy, prepare for the big step by making these smart money moves.

ChexSystems: What It Is, and How It Can Make It Difficult for You to Open a Bank Account

Most of us know that looking at our credit report is part of maintaining financial health, but what about our banking report? Enter ChexSystems.