A new federal study shows that credit reports -- so important in our financial lives -- are far from infallible. Here's how to fix the mistakes.
If you can't afford to pay your taxes or take out a loan in anticipation of your refund, your credit scores could suffer. And beware tax-related ID theft.
Pulling copies of your credit reports will let you know if a crook has opened fraudulent accounts in your name and is destroying your credit rating.
A woman's former husband asked the bank to tell him if she was sufficiently creditworthy to refinance the house they had shared.
Mortgages are now easier to obtain than they've been in recent years, yet a quarter of those who apply are turned down.
These common misconceptions could derail you from understanding and maximizing your credit scores.
Some think that asking a potential mate about his or her credit rating is a must very early on in the process, even on the first date.
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