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Disputing bad credit is about to get a whole lot easier
The biggest credit reporting companies are changing how they report scores.
A brief history of the credit score
The FICO credit score is one of the most significant numbers we live with. Turns out it's only 25 years old.
What's your Facebook credit score?
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.
Giving credit where credit is due
But did you know there’s an unlisted category of consumers? People who have a credit score of more than 800.
Ask Carmen: How to rebuild credit after a bankruptcy
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?
In sickness and in wealth
And you thought talking about the pre-nup was awkward... try bringing up a credit score on a date.
Letters: Creating a paper trail
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.