Sep 9, 2014 What these services do and do not do for you as a consumer.
Carmen Wong Ulrich
Jan 22, 2014 A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
Oct 4, 2013 Fixing a mistake in your credit report can be frustrating and complicated. Here's a guide to help you know where to go and what to do.
Aug 2, 2013 What does your credit score say about what kind of consumer you are?
Louis Barajas - Small business and personal finance expert
Jul 1, 2013 Have you ever accepted a credit offer at the register? Or do you think store cards hurt more than they help? See what are experts say and weigh in.
Feb 15, 2013 The Federal Trade Commission released a report saying that 42 million consumers have at least one "potentially material error" in their credit reports.
Jul 20, 2012 Around 40 percent of credit reports have mistakes on them -- and it is a pain to get them fixed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will start scrutinizing credit reporting agencies.
Jun 7, 2012 I am a graduate student in my mid-20s who has never had a credit card. While I have been able to get by without one, I have finally reached a stage in my personal and professional life where not having one has become a real inconvenience (when trying to reserve a rental car, for example). I would be grateful for advice on the cards, or kinds of cards, that I should seek or avoid for a first credit card -- as well as whether I'm likely to receive one, and (if not) what I can do to make myself a better candidate. Stephanie, Minneapolis, MN
May 23, 2012 My husband and I gave our daughter $40,000 for a down payment on a condo. She defaulted on the loan and went into foreclosure. Consequently, our credit score has tanked. How can we get our old great credit back? Nobody cares that we were not the ones who defaulted. Please help. Cathy, Redmond, OR
Apr 24, 2012 My friend is 24 and a young mother. She has never had a credit card and she wants to build her credit. Her income is somewhat limited at the moment because she has a new baby and only works part-time, but she wants to be able to pay for small daily expenses with a card that she can pay off in full every month. She is not seeking a large credit line. Even $100 would be sufficient. Can you provide some advice on what kind of card and where to start for someone looking to build good credit? Should she try prepaid credit cards? Any advice would be most sincerely appreciated. Esmeralda, Marlborough, MA