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Credit Repair

I Closed an Old Store Credit Card and My Credit Score Dropped

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I had an inactive credit card with retailer - Fashion Bug. I had not used the card in over 4 years, ...

Do Credit Repair Services Really Work?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Credit repair is not a guaranteed fix of your credit score, but if you go in knowing the risks and pick a company with a good reputation and money-back guarantee, you can hopefully avoid being burned.

3 Blunders People Make Trying to Improve Credit Scores

Neal Frankle | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

Of course it's important to do what you can to bump up your credit score. But many people use the wrong tools towards that objective even though they have the right motivation. And when they do, they actually worsen their credit rating rather than improve it.

I Have an Old Credit Card on My Credit Report. Will It Go Away? - Julie

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Reader Question "Dear Steve, There is a credit card debt on my credit report that is more than 10 years old. I can't get any questions answered or r...

Top Myths That Keep People From High Credit Scores

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

There are a lot of ideas and myths about good credit and higher credit scores but they aren't all true or helpful. As a result, many people know the importance of high credit scores but they aren't necessarily achieving that goal.

How Can I Improve My Credit So We Can Buy a House?

Steve Rhode | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question: Dear Steve, Although I have made great strides in the last four years, I brought a poor credit history and score to our marriage (marr...

Reader Questions: Divorce, Getting Out of Debt, Restoring Credit

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question: I just finished paying off my credit cards through credit counseling, bought a house. I then applied for a credit card, got denied due to be...

It Is Possible to Fix Your Credit in Two Months | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

Repairing a shoddy credit report requires time, but there are few steps you can take to expedite the process. Here's what to do if you're hoping to give your score a boost by Labor Day.

Four Reasons to Check Your Credit Score Now

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

It's common to believe that a credit score is really only helpful when you want to borrow money and therefore (so the questionable logic goes) you don't need to check your score until you want to borrow money. Here are four reasons why that way of thinking is wrong.

Credit Repair Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint -- Here's How to Stay In the Race!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Running a marathon takes dedication and hard work; so does fixing your credit. To help you stay on course and to make it to the finish line, here are some helpful tips.

The Truth About Credit Repair Firms

The Huffington Post | Sheryl Nash | Posted 09.28.2011 | Black Voices

You've made such a fine mess of your credit, it's now officially a nightmare. Then you see that ad on television with all the promises to make your cr...

Hard Times Profiteers: Help HuffPost Investigative Fund Investigate 'Signs Of Deception' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ben Protess, Amanda Zamora and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Drive through most any city in America and the offers will leap out at you: "Repair Your Credit!" "Modify Your Loan!" "Sell Your House Quick!" The ...