The benefits of good credit — reduced interest paid on purchases — can add up to many thousands of dollars. Learn how to start improving your credit today.
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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.
FICO has a formula that rates your creditworthiness. Other companies do too, but using their services could get you in trouble. Learn why.
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.
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.
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A good credit history can save you a small fortune over a lifetime. Here's how to build one.
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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
Find out why your credit card could be canceled on you without notice, and tips to help avoid it.
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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.
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
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.
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
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