A new analysis shows that average credit scores of car buyers dropped to near prerecession levels in the first quarter of 2012.
Here are 8 rules for writing an effective credit report dispute letter, if you choose to dispute a mistake by mail.
They follow you everywhere in the financial world. Here's how to make sure yours are the best they can be.
Most people know the benefits of having a good credit score, but the credit scoring system has other advantages for consumers as well.
Despite having plenty of debt, Americans don't really understand how credit ratings are calculated or what they mean.
Now that you're in the real world, there's a very important number you need to learn about: Your credit score.
Meanwhile, the number of people with the worst possible credit scores has dropped, FICO says.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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