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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.

Here's How Often Your Credit Score Gets Calculated

You know your credit score can fluctuate. But you should also know what causes this โ€” and how you can use it to your advantage.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now โ€” just how exactly should you read one of these things?

7 Apps That Monitor Your Credit for You

There's an app for everything these days โ€” even credit monitoring. Now there's really no excuse!

What the New Credit Card Formula Means for Your Wallet

FICO has a new formula for determining credit scores, and it should help borrowers. Find out how it might help you, too.

Get Your Free Credit Score from Credit Karma

Credit Karma offers free credit scores to consumer with no strings attached. It is a truly free service: There's nothing to cancel and they don't ask for your credit card number.

Once Bitten Twice Shy: What is Credit Security Worth to You?

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