Prepaid cards can be a good low-cost alternative to banks and credit cards, but there are better alternatives for building credit.
A new study shows just how much a missed mortgage payment, a short sale, and other credit sins affect a FICO score and how long it takes to bounce back.
Errors, including the kind that result in denial of credit, are more common than you think.
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Credit and charge cards that have no preset spending limit aren't really a license to charge as much as you'd like, and they can damage your credit score.
It's good news for the auto industry, but can mean bad things for credit-poor buyers.
A central bank proposal would limit nonworking spouses' credit access.
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