Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:55 am
By Brady Porche ·

New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debts

Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel ·

The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren’t the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.

Monday, December 26, 2016 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera ·

You can comfortably assume when you open a new credit card and transfer balances from one or several other cards to it, something will happen to your credit score.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Here’s a tour of your credit report in four steps.

Friday, February 28, 2014 11:29 am
By Janna Herron ·

The CFPB director encouraged credit card companies to disclose credit scores to consumers for free.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:38 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS is always exploring ways to collect what it’s owed. Would reporting tax debts to the three credit bureaus help or hurt this effort?