Personal Finance & Credit / Credit Reports & Scores

  • 8 things you can do to improve your credit score

      

    If you're interested in ways to improve your credit score, then you're probably aware of how important it is to have a good score. Whether you’re applying for a...

  • The unlikely reason your credit could take a hit if you have the new Costco card

      

    Back in June, reports of a bumpy transition emerged as Costco switched away from American Express and to Citi for the Costco Anywhere Visa Card. Well, now things are getting worse for at least...

  • 5 things you should never do with your credit card

      

    Having a credit card comes with a lot of responsibility — there are a lot of things you have to remember to do, like pay your bills on time and monitor your statements for anything...

  • How to track and improve your credit score

      

    Knowing how to improve your credit score is important. Our #1 piece of advice to get it done.

  • How to improve your credit after a foreclosure

      

    Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that you can do to re-build a great credit history sooner, making credit availability and...

  • 5 basic money rules you can live by forever

      

    The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you've never learned much about it (which is the case for most people). And very often, when you try to learn, the...

  • These 7 common credit myths could be costing you big bucks

      

    There are so many myths and misunderstandings when it comes to credit reports and scores. Not understanding how they work could have a negative effect on your creditworthiness, which can...

  • 66% of Americans don't understand this crucial financial concept: Here's how it works

      

    When it comes to personal finance, there are really just a handful of things you need to understand in order to take control of your money. One of the most important concepts that applies to...

  • 5 ways new grads can mess up their credit

      

    Graduation can be an exciting and exhilarating time, but if you thought the era of grades and scores was over, I have some bad news: It’s not. While the As and Bs are behind you,...

  • How a credit card can help you get a better job

      

    If you’ve lost your job, you know not having a steady paycheck can make paying for essentials like groceries, gas and rent more difficult. Some people get unemployment checks, while others...

  • 13 ways you may be exposing yourself to fraud

      

    There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And the things you do every day -- from swiping a debit card to...

  • How to improve your credit score

      

    Your credit score impacts nearly every aspect of your financial life, including the interest rates you pay on things like a mortgage, car loan, insurance, and it can even impact your job these...

  • What you need to know about store credit cards

      

    There's one hidden danger you need to be aware of as you look for savings with store cards. What to know about store credit cards When you go to check out at most of the big retail...

  • How a $2,500 loan turned into $50,000 of debt

      

    Less than a week after Google said it was banning ads for payday loans, one man’s story is making national headlines. He’s an example of how a bit of financial bad luck can turn...

  • 5 sneaky ways to increase your credit score

      

    There are certain times when it pays to have the highest credit score possible. Maybe you’re about to refinance your mortgage. Or maybe you’re recovering from a bad credit history and...