While regular credit card use can be harmful, these 12 responsible credit habits can help you build a stronger credit rating and a healthier bottom line.
by: Elizabeth Lang | channel: Credit Cards
FICO has a formula that rates your creditworthiness. Other companies do too, but using their services could get you in trouble. Learn why.
by: Miranda Marquit | channel: Credit Cards
Bad credit will cost you more for insurance and loans, and may close some opportunities altogether. Learn how to rebuild a poor credit rating to an excellent one.
by: Miranda Marquit | channel: Credit Cards, Debt Management
We're all familiar with the damage a late payment can do to a credit score. But there are plenty of other credit-sinkers you might not know about.
by: Kate Luther | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards, Debt Management
Tell us whether or not you know your credit score and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Giveaways
A good credit history can save you a small fortune over a lifetime. Here's how to build one.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Credit Cards, Debt Management
Would you take good care of your credit score if you knew someday it could save you $25,000?
by: Ben Edwards | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Your FICO credit score has a direct bearing on what kind of interest you can expect to pay on a loan, a mortgage or any other similar product. Many employers and landlords als
by: Silicon Valley Blogger | channel: Credit Cards, Debt Management
Find out why your credit card could be canceled on you without notice, and tips to help avoid it.
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Credit Cards
The housing and mortgage industries took a giant leap backwards last year. Read about what you need to do if you are finally ready to buy the home you've been looking for.
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Real Estate and Housing
As a young adult, I thought I had a firm grasp on being financially responsible. But I never really understood my credit score, or even why it was important to build a good score.
by: Little House | channel: Personal Finance, Debt Management
Regardless of how fiscally cautious and responsible you are as a credit card holder, you may still be curious to know just how much credit card companies know about you through you
by: Silicon Valley Blogger | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
CreditKarma.com recently released a report that concluded about a third of consumer's credit scores have increased (that's good) during a period of October 2008 until January 2009.
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
Credit card companies are tricky little jerks during the best of times. But now, with a lousy economic forecast and limited access to funds that can be loaned to consumers, banks a
by: Andrea Karim | channel: Credit Cards
Everybody learns best in their own way. Some by reading, some by listening, some only by personal experience--and there are always a few who never learn. But, if you're one of th
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
If you have had your identity stolen, you're prepared to bring out the big guns to protect it. Even if you haven't been once bitten, you may be shy. Here are some (arguable but eff
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Personal Finance
What exactly is your credit score? What factors are weighed when you apply for a loan? How can you improve your credit and ability to get great loan rates? And how can you unwittin
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