My bankruptcy was my one big do-over, and you don't often get another one.
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.
The government has launched a program that actually reduces mortgage principal.
Signing up for credit-monitoring and then canceling is only one way to get your score for free.
What's the fastest way to pump up a credit score? I asked the company that invented credit scoring for their three best ideas.
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.
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