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5 Things You Do Every Day That Can Improve Your Credit | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money

Some of the best ways you can help your credit are so ingrained in your day-to-day routine, you're probably working on your credit without really thinking about it. The simple, carefree route to good credit -- sounds nice, doesn't it?

What Are the Rules for Employers Checking Your Credit?

Miranda Marquit | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Miranda Marquit

It seems that no matter what you want to do these days, someone wants a peek at your credit history. Not only do lenders and insurers want to see what you are up to, but even some employers look at your credit report as part of a background check.

New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination

Amy Traub | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Amy Traub

The question is whether this legislation will be enacted in its current, strong form or will be watered down to enable discrimination to continue in a host of different contexts, despite the lack of evidence that reviewing personal credit history can ensure a more trustworthy or reliable workforce for any employer or position.

Credit Check: What's Your Credit Score? | Posted 10.19.2014 | Money

Your credit score impacts a lot in your life, from buying a car to buying a house and even, sometimes, to getting a job. (Believe it or not, some employers check your credit report.) You owe it to yourself to know exactly what your credit score is, and how you can go about making it better.

4 Unexpected Times Your Credit May Be Checked

Credit Karma | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

When it comes to your financial health, your credit score is one of those things that'll just keep seeking you out. It's tempting to think that your credit score or credit health will only come into play when you're looking for a mortgage or a new credit card. The truth is that your credit information can be checked far more often than you might think.

Will New York City Lead the Fight Against Employment Discrimination?

Amy Traub | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Amy Traub

The nation's for-profit credit reporting companies, which developed credit reports as a tool for lenders, have sought new markets for their product and aggressively marketed them to employers -- evidence be damned.

How To Rent With Bad Credit | Posted 03.21.2014 | Money

Don't avoid the elephant in the room. Address your bad credit frankly and honestly.

Now What? Tips to Maintain Your Credit When Unemployed

Adrian Nazari | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

Now that you're no longer employed, it's important to re-adjust your budget and start cutting back on your consumption. If you continue to live your pre-unemployment lifestyle, your debt can quickly get out of hand and become increasingly difficult to pay off.

Top Tips to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Identity theft is costly, time-consuming, and can dramatically lower your credit score, making life extremely difficult for many years while you work to correct the problem.

3 Times It's Crucial to Monitor Your Credit | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money

By Gerri Detweiler You've heard the standard advice: check your credit reports for free once a year at You may have even hear...

Your Employer Is Pulling Your Credit! Are You Ready?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If you are job-hunting now or thinking about looking for a job next year, or if you are in a job that pulls credit reports, do your career a favor and take some time to look at your credit reports right now.

Are Employer Credit Checks Pushing Us Back into a Recession?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

A lot of those people are facing a grim Catch 22. Because of the recession, they lost their livelihood and good credit, and now that damaged credit is preventing them from a finding a job to fix the problem.

The Seven Deadly Sins Of Credit (And How To Avoid Them)

LearnVest | Posted 08.04.2012 | Money

There are a number of "sins" we can commit against our credit scores that can hurt ourselves, and others, in the long run.

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

Laura Bassett

Maryland Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill To Ban Credit Checks In Hiring Process | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For many of the 6.4 million Americans who have been unemployed for six months or longer, the prospect of finding a new job is daunting e...

Back to School With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

Have you taken some time off from paying attention to your credit? Whether you need to rebuild your credit or just continue keeping it in check, my number one rule is to be aware.

Credit Checks For New Employees Called Into Question

New York Times | ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With millions of Americans nursing damaged credit reports after a bruising recession, some lawmakers are seeking to limit the use of credit reports as...