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A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store in San Francisco, California.

Your credit score might be costing more than you think

Nov 13, 2015
Sprint recently settled for almost $3 million related to "risk-based pricing"
Posted In: FTC, credit report, credit score, Sprint

Big changes coming for credit reports

Mar 9, 2015
Trying to fix an error on your credit report? Here's some good news!
Posted In: credit report, collection agency, medical debt

Credit monitoring becomes a standard offer after breaches

Sep 9, 2014
What these services do and do not do for you as a consumer.
Posted In: credit card fraud, credit hack, credit monitoring, credit report

When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

Jan 22, 2014
A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
Posted In: credit report, unemployement

How to fix an error on your credit report: A guide

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.
Posted In: credit report, credit score

Settling the credit score: How lenders judge consumers

Aug 1, 2013
What does your credit score say about what kind of consumer you are?
Posted In: credit report, credit score, FICO score

Financial Feud: Store credit vs. Credit score

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.
Posted In: Credit card, credit card debt, credit report, credit score

How to dispute a credit report error

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.
Posted In: credit agencies, credit report

Bark or bite: Credit reporting agencies get watchdog

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.
Posted In: Richard Cordray, credit report, credit score, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Choosing a credit card

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
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card interest rates, credit report, Credit report, credit score