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Feb 2, 2011 10:56AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

It used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore.

Jan 27, 2011 3:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'

Jan 7, 2011 6:25PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Satellite and cable TV companies are just a few of the businesses that check your credit history. Here's why having a good score is a plus.

Dec 7, 2010 9:21PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Still using a high-interest credit card or paying for a cool ringtone? Act your age.

Nov 23, 2010 2:47PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

When it comes to maintaining your score, diligence pays off -- because lots of people are looking.

Nov 10, 2010 8:16PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Defaults by high-scoring borrowers spur lenders to look at a lot more of your personal financial data.

Nov 8, 2010 10:18AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

My bankruptcy was my one big do-over, and you don't often get another one.

Nov 3, 2010 5:12PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

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.

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