Maxing out your credit cards can ding your credit, but will it be a temporary sting or a years-long pain? And how can you help speed up recovery?
Now that your rent payment history can affect your credit scores, your rental history matters more than ever before.
There might be 50 ways to leave a lover, but there's a right way and a wrong way to cancel your credit card.
You may want a high credit score someday -- to buy a home or car or to qualify for a lower insurance rate -- but you're uncomfortable with plastic. You still have options.
Young adults overwhelmingly report that they consider financial responsibility an important quality in a potential mate. Here's how to be make sure credit profile is attractive.
Being turned down hurts, and being rejected for a credit card is no exception. Here's how to improve your chances of getting a 'yes' when you apply.
We know just about everyone seems to get credit card offers, but these stories take it to a whole new level. Here's what you should do if your pet -- or child -- gets an offer.
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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