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Sep 17, 2013 10:58AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

You may not even remember making the small decisions that, taken together and done over and over, can put a big dent in your credit scores.

Sep 4, 2013 11:05AM on Smart SpendingBy Mitch Lipka

The FTC says a business that claimed to expedite loans actually used information provided online to raid thousands of victims' bank accounts, to the tune of $5 million.

Sep 3, 2013 12:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.

Aug 16, 2013 11:02AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Forgetting to add a spouse as a beneficiary or not disclosing your bad credit, among other missteps, can create financial and marital tension.

Aug 14, 2013 12:05PM on Smart SpendingBy Mitch Lipka

New York state sues one lender over its usurious rates, but consumers keep getting taken in by predatory loan companies. There are better options, even if you have bad credit.

Aug 1, 2013 11:10PM on Smart SpendingBy Mitch Lipka

If you owe the IRS money, ads claiming that you can get the debt forgiven can be tempting. But be careful: Many make it seem as if you're dealing with the government when you're not.

Jul 30, 2013 11:40PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

A new study rates the best and worst states in 5 important credit-based categories. Some Southerners and Midwesterners aren't doing so hot.

Jul 17, 2013 10:31AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

You're probably already familiar with the advantages of solid credit; if there's a downside, it's that someday someone you love may ask you to put that good credit on the line.

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