Here's what you need to know before jumping on one of these tempting offers.
Signing up for credit-monitoring and then canceling is only one way to get your score for free.
Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.
Deals can slide south with lenders pulling back-to-back credit profiles before a sale closes.
Oregon joins Washington and Hawaii in limiting employer credit checks. Opponents say employers need the information.
The first step in any credit card reduction strategy is to reduce your outstanding debt.
FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.
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