Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 4:26 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

It’s easy to think about how a bad credit score can hurt you. But consumers should remember, too, that a good credit score is a powerful savings tool.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 3:22 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The national average FICO score is at an all-time high — and scores have been rising steadily for years.

Monday, August 10, 2015 11:46 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Is Facebook working on a plan that would let creditors use your social media connections to determine your creditworthiness?

Monday, August 03, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Bankrate’s recent Money Pulse survey finds that the affluent pay more attention to their credit. You should, too.

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

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

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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

A new study suggests young folk can still pay off other loans — and score more financing, too — despite those burgeoning balances.

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.

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