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Summer Vacation: 4 Tips to Enjoying Your Summer Vacation Without Losing Your Mind!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Having a change of scenery and some much needed relaxation can be a great way to spend some of your summer; however, don't lose your mind by forgetting your financial goals for the year.

Use Credit Monitoring to Catch Errors Faster

CompareCards | Posted 06.26.2015 | Money
CompareCards

Credit monitoring gets a lot of media attention these days. Between constant TV and Internet ads for monitoring services, coverage of security hacks and identity theft; the need for more vigilant monitoring is growing.

What You May be Doing Everyday to Reveal Your Identity and Good Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Next time you plan to have a sensitive or private conversation, take a moment to make that call in a private location. Remember also that neither emails nor text messages are secure forms of communication for your private information as well.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Graduates, Are You Ready to Be Educated in Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

With graduation season upon us, it seems that just about everywhere I look, I'm reading articles, blog posts, and social media posts about how we are doing a poor job of teaching our graduates, whether they're graduating from high school or college, about day-to-day finances, including credit and budgeting. So here are a few of my credit tips.

Will the New FICO Scores Make It Easier for You to Open a Credit Card or Buy a Home?

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

The Fair Isaac Corporation estimates that there are 53 million people in the U.S. who don't have a FICO score and the most recent scoring model shift is expected to impact about 15 million of them right away.

3 Things People With Bad Credit Need To Know

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

It's not the end of the world if you have bad credit. Actually, millions of Americans have credit that's rated below average. While it's not something you might be proud of, it's important to know that there are some ways to make it better.

Tips For Avoiding Identity Theft, From Jean Chatzky (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2015 | MarloThomas

Identity theft happens more often than we notice, especially during tax season. Jean Chatzky suggests that you should check your credit report three t...

Credit Agencies To Go Easier On Medical Debts

Shindy Chen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Money
Shindy Chen

Around 43 million Americans have past due medical debts on their credit reports, according to a December 2014 report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Big Changes Coming To Your Credit Reports: What You Need To Know

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Your credit reports are going through a major overhaul, and it's one that will help consumers. These credit bureau changes will take time to implement, but it's a nice change to go with the revamped FICO scores we saw last year.

Good Credit Takes LUCK!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

You may be surprised to hear me say this, but LUCK is all you need this St. Patrick's Day to keep your credit healthy. L.U.C.K. as I define it. As you know, maintaining healthy credit is not an accident, it's intentional and it takes work.

New York Settles With Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. What Does That Mean For You?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Jeanne Kelly

A couple days ago, the New York State Attorney General (AG), Eric T. Schneiderman, announced the settlement of a lawsuit with the top three credit reporting firms.

We Know the Deep Freeze This Winter But What About a Security Freeze?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.03.2015 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If you are looking for a way to be extra vigilant against identity theft or if you've been a victim of identity theft, you may want to consider freezing your credit with each of the three major credit bureaus.

And the Oscar Goes To... You, for the Best Picture of Healthy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Building healthy credit and maintaining it may not be as glitzy and glamorous as a stroll down the red carpet at the Oscars, but it is an important part of writing and starring in your own healthy financial future.

3 Sneaky Things Hurting Your Credit (That You Can Easily Fix)

Jeff Rose | Posted 04.11.2015 | Money
Jeff Rose

Review your credit report and make sure you're not being marked for anything delinquent that could be damaging your credit. This could be old gym memberships like mine, credit cards or medical bills.

Hunter Stuart

Lots Of Credit Reports Have Mistakes. But Good Luck Getting Yours Fixed.

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business

Erica Alvarez’s life was turned upside down in 2011, when a handful of overdue hospital bills showed up on her credit report. Interest rates for her...

Play the Credit Game By Deflating Your Credit Card Debt and Win

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Just as in football, there's not only one way to win, but doing lots of things right, time after time, you will win. The same is true for building and maintaining healthy credit.

9 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Credit is an important facet of your financial stability, as it influences everything from buying a car or home to whether you get that job offer you've been hoping for. Here are nine things you can do starting today to maintain a good credit score.

Yours, Mine and Ours: Planning Stepfamily Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters. That's why involving trained experts in stepfamily financial planning is a must.

New Year's Hangover Cures for Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Many Americans will wake up on New Year's Day nursing not only a headache from overindulging on New Year's Eve, but also worries about holiday bills that will arrive in January.

The Seven Financially Fatal Sins We All Made Last Year (And How To Atone)

Posted 01.08.2015 | Money

The end of every year spawns a good amount of reflection on our actions, for better or for worse, that impacted our personal lives and finances over t...

5 Steps to Take Before Deciding to Buy a Home

Credit Karma | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Credit Karma

Buying a home can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be baked in to what we feel we are "supposed" to do. Are you living someone else's dream or do you really want to own a home?

10 Steps To Fixing A Credit Report Error

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.10.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Did you spot a mistake on your credit report? Take action immediately. This isn't the sort of thing you should overlook. A single blemish on your credit report can negatively affect your ability to get a loan, apply for a job, and may even be a symptom of potential identity theft.

Why It's Important to Get Your Credit Score Even If You're Warren Buffett

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Upper middle class and wealthy people usually don't just lounge on a beach day-after-day. High-powered careers and job changes often accompany financial success. More and more these days, the ability to get that next job can include having a solid credit history.

How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy -- Fast

Curtis Arnold | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Bankruptcy protection is designed to provide people and companies with a way to discharge at least some of their debts and start over. And one of the very first steps to reboot your financial life involves rebuilding your credit score.