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.
About 50 million American adults don't have enough credit data to generate a regular credit score.
The company behind FreeCreditReport.com has devised a clever way to avoid having to steer customers to the one site where free credit reports have no strings attached.
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