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Lightning Round: Credit cards, how to improve your FICO and more

Jan 7, 2014
For the start of 2014, we're tackling all of your questions about credit cards.
Posted In: ask carmen, lightning round, Credit Cards, credit score, FICO

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

Do your Facebook friends affect your credit score?

Sep 4, 2013
They say be careful what you post on social media What you do on Facebook could affect your credit score.
Posted In: Facebook, social media, credit agencies, 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

Informal lending can boost your credit score

Oct 19, 2012
A group in San Francisco has found a way to report informal lending circles popular among some immigrant groups to credit bureaus -- as a way to boost the credit scores of participants.
Posted In: lending circles, credit, credit score, immigrants

Should you take on debt to help your credit score?

Oct 12, 2012
Many of us have heard that in order to keep our credit in good standing, it is actually best to keep some debt on the books. But is there really any truth to this?
Posted In: debt, credit, credit score

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

A new cop on the credit reporting beat

Jul 18, 2012
New government oversight could give consumers more power.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB, credit score

Europe and a credit card

Jun 4, 2012
Hi! I'm living in Europe for a year or so, but all my bank accounts are still in the U.S. I've been using my credit card for everything and paying off the balance monthly. Is this bad credit card behavior? Could I be hurting my credit score? Thanks! Alexa, Baltimore, MD
Posted In: Credit card, credit score, living abroad

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