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It takes more than paying down your debts to qualify for a good mortgage rate.
Late payments are a blemish to any credit report, but there are ways to help erase them.
Set the record straight when your credit report lists accounts you don't have.
Don't get discouraged when your bad credit score doesn't turn "good" when you do.
Creditors base whether a consumer is a good or bad risk on a record of credit activities.
Whether you're dating, marrying or divorcing, it pays to have a good relationship with credit.
If you have no credit, co-signing a car loan with someone who does can help, but it's risky.
When father and son have the same name, a credit report can get fouled up. Learn how to fix it.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows companies to buy your credit information for "business needs."
Feel like you are being watched when it comes to managing debt? You are -- by a credit bureau.
This type of blended credit report provides a complete picture of an individual's credit history.
Can't make the agreed upon loan payments to your lender? Then you are in default.
This three-digit number represents how much risk there is that you won't pay back debt.
An old charge-off proves a lengthy credit history. Better check your credit report before keeping it.
Only time and good financial behavior will hide this debt "scar" on your credit report.
Having to settle a deceased person's estate is hard enough without roadblocks from credit bureaus.
How do credit scores work, and how often can they really change?
If your doctor's bill goes unpaid long enough, it could lead to sick credit.
Looking to establish or boost your credit history? Paying your rent on time can now help.
Learn what steps to take to improve your credit score -- and save you money in the long run.
A dishonest spouse can ruin your credit. But you have options.
Don't let a credit agency give you the cold shoulder if you want to review your frozen credit report.
A credit check may or may not sink your job prospects. Here are seven facts to know.
You may still be liable for a bad debt even after it drops from your credit report.
Take action if your lender isn't supplying required payment information to the credit bureaus.
Each spouse is entitled to a free credit report, and should check them regularly for errors.
You're responsible for errors on your credit report. Here's what to do if there's a mistake.
Finding credit after bankruptcy means sprucing up your credit report. These tips will get it done.
Take care of bad debts, even if for some reason they aren't on your credit report.
If your credit report doesn't reflect a debt settlement, it's not necessarily a good sign.
Knowing what is, and isn't, on your credit report is the first step to controlling debt.
A provision in the Consumer Protection Act will bring widespread free access to credit scores.
If a charge-off on your credit report shows it has been paid, will it still hurt your credit?
When it comes to credit information, what you think you know that isn't true can really hurt you.
If yearly credit reports show an inaccurate high balance, it might not be worth disputing.
You should review your report at least once a year to be sure it's accurate and to check for identity fraud.
Take these steps to dispute inaccuracies on your credit report.
If you need to close a credit card account, you can minimize the damage by following these steps.
You can clean up your finances in bankruptcy, but some debt mars your credit report long-term.
A bad or wrong credit report can cost you. Understand it and fix your credit before your finances are affected.
Be upfront about your debt. The military is interested in reliability, not lending you money.
Credit reports: learn how they're compiled, how to read them and what you can to do fix mistakes.
Creditors who look at your credit report do not see "soft" inquiries, which do not damage your FICO score.
Before opening a new savings account, ask whether or not the bank will pull your credit report.
Reviewing your credit report can help uncover any evidence of "hard inquiries" by banks or lenders.
The credit report is your financial history, and the credit score is based on how you use credit. Here's how to get off to a good start.
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