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Apr 28, 2011 10:01AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

A new study shows just how much a missed mortgage payment, a short sale, and other credit sins affect a FICO score and how long it takes to bounce back.

Apr 19, 2011 5:38PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Some lenders would like you to think that not paying off your balance each month is better for your credit rating.

Apr 8, 2011 2:14PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Many credit scores are being marketed to consumers, but which scores are the ones that lenders look at?

Mar 15, 2011 8:39PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Credit and charge cards that have no preset spending limit aren't really a license to charge as much as you'd like, and they can damage your credit score.

Feb 22, 2011 12:11PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The use of credit doesn't deserve the bad rap it's gotten in recent years.

Feb 18, 2011 2:26PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

This is good news for renters who dream of owning their own home.

Feb 15, 2011 12:10PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

One benefit of the financial crisis is that people have become more knowledgeable about credit reports and credit scores. But some false beliefs persist.

Feb 8, 2011 8:26PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

Sure, Valentine's Day is full of romantic bliss, but it's only 24 hours. A good relationship needs to be on solid ground all year long -- just like your credit rating.

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