credit scores

A brief history of the credit score

Apr 22, 2014
The FICO credit score is one of the most significant numbers we live with. Turns out it's only 25 years old.
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What's your Facebook credit score?

Jan 24, 2014
We know that credit goes way beyond the plastic in our wallets -- from how much debt we carry to paying it off on time. Now, some credit agencies are looking into using our social media information in our credit reports.
Posted In: social media, credit scores, credit agencies

Giving credit where credit is due

Jan 24, 2014
But did you know there’s an unlisted category of consumers? People who have a credit score of more than 800.
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Ask Carmen: How to rebuild credit after a bankruptcy

Jan 24, 2014
Personal finance columnist Liz Weston joins the show to answer credit questions from our listeners. When should you get a credit card? When is too early to sign up for a credit monitoring program? How do you rebuild credit after a bankruptcy?
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In sickness and in wealth

Jan 23, 2014
And you thought talking about the pre-nup was awkward... try bringing up a credit score on a date.
Posted In: dating, credit scores

Letters: Creating a paper trail

May 11, 2012
Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage