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Feb 15, 2011 12:10PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

One benefit of the financial crisis is that people have become more knowledgeable about credit reports and credit scores. But some false beliefs persist.

Feb 8, 2011 1:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Informing the 3 major credit bureaus about a death in the family can help prevent identity theft.

Feb 4, 2011 11:49AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

She cannot get a bank account, and her application for a secured credit card was turned down.

Feb 2, 2011 10:56AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

It used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore.

Jan 27, 2011 3:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'

Nov 23, 2010 2:47PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

When it comes to maintaining your score, diligence pays off -- because lots of people are looking.

Nov 3, 2010 5:12PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

There's no proven link between credit histories and insurance claims, and insurance scoring often can be random and unfair. It's time to limit the practice.

Oct 20, 2010 4:41PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

Here's what you need to know before jumping on one of these tempting offers.

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