Your credit score is more than just a three-digit string of numbers; it holds real power over your ability to rent an apartment, apply for a mortgage, secure a car loan and even get a job. What can you do if your credit score isn't as great as you'd like it to be?
Minding your money doesn't have to be time-consuming. No, really! There are plenty of quick and simple steps you can take that can have a positive impact on your financial wellbeing.
As older millennials start to consider buying homes, establishing good credit is more important than ever. But with a spotty job market following one of the worst recessions in modern history, building that score hasn't been easy for this generation.
If your credit report has mistaken, don't become just another statistic and don't stop fighting. Here are four unconventional tactics you can use to stick it to the credit man and get the results you want.
Valentine's Day is coming up, but we know you don't want to put a ring on your student loans. Even if you can't love them, here are six good reasons to value your loans.
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.
It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love. But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)
Many aspects of credit can be confusing and even counterintuitive. Sometimes, it can even feel like you're doing everything right -- paying all your bills on time, not maxing out your cards -- and yet you still have poor credit. That's because there are a number of seemingly benign actions that can seriously hurt your credit score.
Here are five ways you can come up with a personalized strategy to improve your credit score in 2015.
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.
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.
Ahhh....the New Year, a great time to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start! What would you like to change this year? For many of us, following the holidays the first change we'd like to make is the number on the scale.
Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
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?
Credit card offers were previously an annoyance. Now, they are opportunities to receive additional bonus points especially, the highly coveted select mailings.