As the economy continues to recover, however slowly, instances of personal bankruptcy are down.
If you are using a paid credit score service, other than myFICO, to look at your score, you probably won't get the same one your lender will.
About 52 million American adults don't have sufficient credit histories to generate a credit score.
As children increasingly get targeted for identity theft, companies are offering new protections -- for a monthly fee.
For nearly 10 years, we've all been able to get free credit reports. But, with few exceptions, we still can't see our credit scores without paying for the privilege.
You probably have 3 scores, so which score do mortgage lenders consider? And what if there's a spouse or partner involved in the deal?
How does the APR on your credit card compare with those of other similar cards on the market?
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