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Articles About credit report
August 23, 2016
What You Need to Know About Employers That Check Your Credit
Applying for a job sometimes means a credit check. This is what your employer sees, and what they won't find.
July 25, 2016
6 Money Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Getting Married
Decide now how you'll manage household finances so that your wedded bliss won't turn into an eternal nightmare.
July 17, 2016
7 Credit Score Lies You Shouldn’t Believe
Checking your own credit report doesn't hurt your credit score, but many think it does. We debunk this and other credit score lies and myths.
July 17, 2016
3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 3 Months
Credit in shambles? Here are a few strategies you can use to actually improve your credit score in just a few months -- and you can get started now.
May 07, 2016
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Without a Credit Card
For those who opt to live without credit cards, there are other options for building a healthy credit report.
April 25, 2016
What Credit Score Do You Need to Rent a House?
Is there a certain credit score that will make it easier to rent a house? We asked a few experts to find out.
March 07, 2016
Facebook Knows Almost Everything About You, Except for This
Lenders who had expressed interest in mining Facebook data to help determine a person’s credit rating are backing away from the idea.
February 22, 2016
Why Men Have Better Credit Scores Than Women
On average, guys have higher credit scores than women, according to personal finance website Credit Sesame.
January 14, 2016
Wallet Stolen? 6 Steps You Need to Take Immediately
Here are the steps to take if a thief swipes your wallet.
December 24, 2015
3 Credit Reporting Errors You Need to Watch Out For
Keep your credit in tip-top shape by keeping an eye out for these mistakes.
October 20, 2015
The Credit Card Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Here's what not to do if you want to maintain good credit.
September 21, 2015
How to Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report
Here's how to clean up your credit report.
June 03, 2015
Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Massive Overhaul
The seven reforms outlined in the National Consumer Assistance Plan represent the largest overhaul to the reporting of consumer credit in more than a decade.
May 15, 2015
Here’s Why Millions of Credit Invisible Americans is a Huge Problem
Twenty six million Americans, or roughly 10% of U.S. adults, are “credit invisible,” according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
May 09, 2015
Why Nearly 1/2 of Americans Do Not Know Their Credit Score
Only thinking about your credit when you need it could put you at financial risk.
February 02, 2015
Is It Finally Time to Refinance Your Mortgage and Save Money?
Interest rates are still at historic lows, but knowing when to refinance isn’t always a clear decision.
January 03, 2015
5 Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2015
People who made financial resolutions at the start of 2014 are more likely to report optimism about their current financial position.
December 14, 2014
How I Achieved a Near-Perfect Credit Score by Age 30
Credit is still one of the great enigmas of personal finance.
July 21, 2014
Risk and Responsibility: Should You Cosign on a Loan?
Considering cosigning on a loan? Read this first.
June 16, 2014
3 Ways to Improve Your Credit, Free of Charge
The average credit score is around 689. Here are a few ways to start fixing your credit without paying off all of those debts right away.
June 13, 2014
Marriage Material? Show Me the Money Habits
What’s sexier than someone who knows how to handle their own money? Not much.
May 07, 2014
4 Analogies That Help Teach Children About Finance
Parents have a tough time translating the basic essential elements of finance for kids. These analogies can help simplify some of the basic topics.
May 03, 2014
Here’s How to Get Your Credit Report and Credit Score
Here is everything you need to know about your credit score and credit report.
March 15, 2014
5 Steps to Follow for Reducing Debt
Follow these five suggestions and you can put yourself on a path to being debt free.
December 19, 2013
Will Working-Class Americans Finally Catch a Break on Credit Reports?
Credit reports were not designed as an employment screening tool, and using them during the hiring process can prolong a vicious cycle.
December 06, 2013
Let the Good Times Roll: Consumer Credit Surges in October
A dramatic increase in consumer credit in October could signal increased economic confidence on the part of consumers.
December 01, 2013
5 Reasons Not to Overstuff Your Credit Cards This Holiday Season
Americans should remember not to overextend themselves and abandon financial common sense.
June 07, 2011
See Why Consumer Debt Unexpectedly Increased in April
Credit card debt was down in April but non-revolving debt more than made up the difference ...
November 14, 2010
Your Cheat Sheet to Credit Reports and Scores
Credit reports and scores can be confusing to the smartest of us. Here's your quick guide to keeping everything straight ...