Your credit card provider might offer your credit score —for free! — every month. Here's what you need to know about that complimentary number.
Millennials are super wary of debt — and credit cards. But embracing plastic responsibly is an important adult skill.
For better or worse, marriage means learning how to manage money with a partner.
Perplexed by those three little numbers? Here's the breakdown of what exactly makes up your FICO score.
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.
There's a razor-thin line between "healthy" debt and a big financial problem debt. Have you crossed it?
With an FHA loan you don't need great credit — nor a lot of cash — to get into a home. What's the catch?
Are you using a credit card that offers free credit tools and scores? These are the best ones that help you monitor and build your credit.
A credit history shows lenders what kind of borrower you are, and without one, you may as well be invisible. Start showing lenders who you are!
To help those with little credit history, the bureaus now use more kinds of payments in their profiles. How much will your credit improve?
Marriage is a collaboration, but if your spouse has less than stellar credit, you may be better off going solo on a mortgage application.
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.
We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!
The convenience of paying with plastic can sometimes lead to trouble. Here's what to do if you've maxed out your credit cards.
Is your credit score good, bad...or excellent? Find out what range you're in and what that means for your borrowing prospects.
Even with stricter post-crash lending standards, FHA home loans remain a great option for home buyers who don't have perfect credit or large down payments.
Even when you aren't applying for a credit card or loan, your credit score can be affected by a variety of actions — even forgetting to return your library books.
Over the past few years, consumers have been increasingly aware of the importance of a credit score. It is a good idea to learn as much you can about this important number.
By following a few simple steps you can improve your financial situation and credit score.
Maintaining a good credit score is important, no matter what your financial goals are.
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