Getting on the credit map requires some effort, but has a lifelong payout.
Best credit-building strategy depends on career path, other choices.
You can boost a child’s credit, but cards’ policies vary widely.
New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debts
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.
Credit bureaus will scrub some unpaid tax debts, court judgments from reports
Five success stories of those who stuck to their financial goals.
Balance transfer’s credit impact is low when done properly.
My credit score increased after I opened a new credit card. I have a theory as to why.
Two of the three major credit bureaus misled customers about the true value of the credit scores they offer, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says.