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Credit Mistakes

How I Lived Without a Credit Card for 25 Years

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money

If you're wondering why I'm so excited to be the owner of what is basically a Fisher-Price credit card, you have to understand the Napoleon complex that not having any credit gave me.

How To Avoid The Credit Mistakes 20-Somethings Make | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money

Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely

Credit Decisions Gone Wrong: Real-Life Examples of What NOT to Do With Your Credit | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money

Over the past few years I've been compiling a list of real-life scenarios where people have played a metaphorical game of Russian roulette with their credit -- and lost. Here are two real-life examples of credit decisions gone wrong, and how their bad decisions lowered their credit scores.

7 Credit Mistakes That Could Wreck Your Retirement

Adam Levin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

We are a confident generation, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the way we manage our financial lives -- particularly our credit -- that confidence can make us vulnerable.

10 Steps to Help Erase Errors on Your Credit Report

MyBankTracker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business

In order to avoid the headache of cleaning up your credit report due to inaccuracies, it would be beneficial to check your credit report with the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) annually.

5 Credit Mistakes That Brides Can Make

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

What bride-to-be hasn't thought about a summer wedding? No matter when your wedding is, here are a few credit-related mistakes to avoid as you get married.