When it comes to maintaining your score, diligence pays off -- because lots of people are looking.
Turning financial paperwork into confetti won't solve the whole problem. For that, laws need to change.
A credit score of 500 will get you a car loan, but a score of 720 will get you a much better rate.
Signing up for credit-monitoring and then canceling is only one way to get your score for free.
As apartment vacancies drop, more landlords balk at granting concessions.
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Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.
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