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Dec 26, 2012 4:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Here's an excellent reason to pull your 3 major credit reports every year.

Dec 18, 2012 10:36AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Concentrations of risky FHA-backed mortgages in poorer neighborhoods are damaging to borrowers and the nation, a researcher says.

Nov 26, 2012 5:53PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Your credit rating may be deeply damaged, but it's not beyond repair.

Nov 2, 2012 12:24PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

You will have trouble getting a mortgage or personal loan if you have bad credit. But can you get a car loan? You bet.

Nov 1, 2012 3:38PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Believe it or not, getting a new card after your bankruptcy is completed is one of the best ways to begin rebuilding your credit scores.

Oct 3, 2012 3:52PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

A rent-to-own plan is an expensive alternative for people with bad credit, and it won't help them improve their scores.

Aug 23, 2012 1:07PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

She co-signed a car loan for her boyfriend, and he has a track record of not paying on time.

Aug 13, 2012 11:08AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

These new firms offer to ease the apartment hunt for folks with shaky finances. But their fees are anything but low-rent.

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