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Sep 21, 2010 6:52PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

The government has launched a program that actually reduces mortgage principal.

Aug 26, 2010 7:23PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Signing up for credit-monitoring and then canceling is only one way to get your score for free.

Aug 16, 2010 12:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

What's the fastest way to pump up a credit score? I asked the company that invented credit scoring for their three best ideas.

Jul 19, 2010 3:08PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.

Jul 19, 2010 2:14PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Deals can slide south with lenders pulling back-to-back credit profiles before a sale closes.

Jul 13, 2010 2:28PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Oregon joins Washington and Hawaii in limiting employer credit checks. Opponents say employers need the information.

Jul 13, 2010 8:54AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The first step in any credit card reduction strategy is to reduce your outstanding debt.

Jun 24, 2010 7:58PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.

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