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.
If you checked out of the credit system for a while and your credit record disappeared, you might have become a credit ghost. Here's how to rejoin the living.
You may not even remember making the small decisions that, taken together and done over and over, can put a big dent in your credit scores.
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