Having someone steal your identity can be expensive, but protecting it doesn't have to be. Here's how to make yourself safer without spending a dime.
Assuming you're paying your bill in full every month, you can maximize the time you have use of money without having to pay interest on it.
A late library book, highway tolls, unpaid storage fees and other small expenses can cost your credit score big time.
If you don't go by your first name, or if you've recently changed your name, you have all the more reason to check your credit report.
A reader wants to know which of two credit monitoring services she's using is the better deal. My answer? Drop them both like a bad habit.
The traditional advice of using US mail is still the best in some cases. In others, you can get faster results by going online.
Despite warnings that friends' financial problems might tarnish your credit scores, you don't need to worry about it -- here's why.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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