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Articles About credit score
July 23, 2016
10 States Where People Are the Worst at Money Management
You'd think people with a high income would be better at money management. But that's not always the case, and these states prove it.
July 18, 2016
3 Ways You Don’t Control Your Credit Score
There are plenty of things you can do proactively to keep your credit in good standing, but some things are out of your control.
July 17, 2016
Is it Impossible to Achieve a Perfect Credit Score?
How hard is it to attain a perfect credit score, and is it even worth it? We talked with experts who told us what you need to know.
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.
July 08, 2016
Denied Credit? 7 Reasons Your Credit Card Application Was Rejected
Card issuers approved fewer than 60% of all credit card applications they received in 2014.
July 04, 2016
10 Things Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
The credit card industry is incredibly powerful. Cardholders and non-cardholders alike ought to know know just how powerful.
July 01, 2016
3 Reasons Why You Should Close a Credit Card
Sometimes it's OK to break certain credit rules.
June 27, 2016
6 Ways to Increase Your Credit Limit
An easy way to increase your credit rating is to get a higher spending limit on your credit card.
June 16, 2016
3 Things That Can Destroy Your Credit Score
If you want to keep your credit score in tip-top shape, you'll have to keep a close eye on how you manage your money.
June 14, 2016
Millennial Long-Term Debt: How a Generation Ended Up in a Rut
Millennials have a debt problem, everybody knows that. But how did it happen? We have answers.
June 09, 2016
Which Debt Should You Pay First?
Not all debt is created equal; here's how you should prioritize your debt pay-off.
June 06, 2016
Money in Relationships: 5 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make
Don't make these financial blunders with your partner.
May 19, 2016
How to Save Money on Your Credit Cards With One Phone Call
Thanks to huge competition in the credit card industry, consumers can save tons of money on their credit card bills. All they have to do is ask.
May 12, 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.
May 12, 2016
5 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy
Look at all of your options before taking the leap.
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.
May 07, 2016
How Your Credit Score Could Affect Your Dating Prospects
Are three digits holding you back from love?
May 02, 2016
The 7-Question Credit IQ Test: Can You Pass It?
How much do you know about credit?
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.
April 18, 2016
Buying a Car? The Credit Score You Need to Get a Good Deal
Unless you can afford an all-cash purchase, your credit score is going to have a major impact on whether you’re able to get a good deal on a car.
April 14, 2016
You Have No Excuse for Not Checking Your Free Credit Score
You need to know your credit score, and there are several free and reputable tools that can help you.
March 27, 2016
Presidential Polls: Does Your Credit Score Predict Your Vote?
Forget foreign policy and social issues. When people head to the polls, money is often the biggest thing on their mind.
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 29, 2016
6 Good Financial Habits for 30-Somethings
Thirty may be the new twenty in terms of having kids, getting married, and owning a home, but hopefully you started saving earlier.
February 28, 2016
5 Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster
Here’s how to put the smackdown on debt.
February 23, 2016
Many Americans Never Change Credit Cards: Is This a Bad Thing?
About 45 million people haven't switched primary credit cards in 10+ years. Here's why and what you could be missing out on.
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 05, 2016
The 3 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit Score
If you want to maintain excellent credit, you'll need to pay special attention to these three things.
December 28, 2015
What Happens If I Only Pay the Minimum on My Credit Card?
If you’re like the average consumer, you’re probably plodding around town with thousands of dollars of credit card debt shackled to your legs.