Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:47 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The affected consumers include 19.7 million former, current and prospective federal employees who applied for a background investigation, and 1.8 million of their family members.

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

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:08 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Time to change the password guarding your passwords.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch ·

Attention credit boycotters: Living off the grid could come back to bite you. You may think you’re being fiscally responsible, but this can actually be costly.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 12:41 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

But there’s still some work to be done to get more Americans to recognize the importance of their credit report and score.

Friday, May 22, 2015 2:17 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The three big bureaus will pay a fine and change how information is added, reviewed and removed from credit reports.

Friday, May 22, 2015 8:40 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Synthetic ID theft is piecing together a new identity using a combination of real and fake information. It accounts for up to 85 percent of all fraud, the government says.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

A new report finds black, Hispanic and low-income consumers are more likely to have no credit score.

Monday, March 09, 2015 4:27 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are changing the way they handle the reporting of medical debts and their dispute resolution processes, among other things.

Monday, March 09, 2015 8:00 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

The answer depends on what you’re applying for.

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