Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

President Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to take some incremental steps to fight card fraud and identity theft.

Friday, August 08, 2014 1:50 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

A new score from FICO will treat unpaid medical debts less severely and bypass paid collections accounts entirely.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:18 pm
By Allison Ross ·

An unpaid medical bill from a hospital stay could be disproportionately affecting your credit score.

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.

Friday, February 07, 2014 3:34 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Discover is giving all its cardholders free peeks at their FICO credit scores.

Monday, November 25, 2013 4:52 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Discover credit card holders can see their FICO credit scores every month on their statements.

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:58 pm
By Janna Herron ·

The number of credit card fraud incidents increased 17 percent, FICO says.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:37 pm
By Janna Herron ·

You can get all three credit reports and their corresponding FICO credit scores on But it comes at a price.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:44 pm
By Janna Herron ·

A collections account can cost your credit score up to 100 points. Here’s what its removal can do.

Friday, June 28, 2013 3:04 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Americans can now get their FICO credit score based on their Experian credit report at

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