An error in your credit report? Complain to the feds

A mistake in your credit report can have serious consequences. It can hurt your ability to get a credit card, qualify for a loan, rent an...

How low can your credit score go?

While some credit savvy consumers are trying to uncover the secrets to getting the highest credit score, there are thousands of others...

5 times it pays to wait to get a mortgage

You're doing everything right, paying your bills on time, earning a good living, and you're applying for a mortgage – with second...

7 huge back-to-school shopping mistakes

Yes, it’s time for back-to-school shopping again. If you’re on a tight or non-existent budget that can be a real challenge. And after you...

Beyond FICO: 6 credit scores you should know about

When you get your credit score, you may be surprised to learn that the score you receive is not a FICO score. That doesn't mean that the...

1 in 4 Americans have more credit card debt than savings

The economy is slowly hobbling back to health, but for many Americans the rainy day fund is still looking a little dry and the credit...

Just say no to store credit card offers

Shop at a major retailer between now and Christmas and there’s a good chance the clerk at the register will offer you an instant discount...

The credit agencies have you in economy class

Maybe you could cash in your rewards points to get on the list. According to the New York Times, the three major credit reporting...

U.S. credit cards to get a high-tech makeover

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