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Help! I'm a Man Baby Trying to Fix My Credit | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

There comes a time in everyone's life -- sometimes more than once -- when you have the sinking realization that you're an adult and need to get it together.

6 Lessons College Students Should Know About Credit Cards

Latoya Scott | Posted 04.28.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

Consider me a concerned friend. I'm concerned because it seems like just a minute ago I was telling parents about the lack of knowledge many of you seem to have about credit, in general, and I recently just found out this illiteracy extends to the subject of credit cards too.

What Your College Student Should Know About Credit

Latoya Scott | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Latoya Scott

Don't send your kid to college to become book smart when they are incapable of answering simple questions about credit.

Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Your Credit Score

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

Ah, spring. As you watch the trees and flowers blossom, your thoughts turn to warmer weather and the arrival of your income tax refund check. Perhaps you have already made plans to spend those funds on a home improvement project or a luxurious weekend getaway.

Taking Psychometrics a Step Further

FOMIN | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact

By Winsome Leslie and Wayne Beecher Winsome Leslie is the Multilateral Investment Fund's regional supervisor for the English-speaking Caribbean and ...

Rebuild Credit With a Personal Loan

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

As our economy continues to improve following the Great Recession, personal loans look to be increasing in popularity, says a recent report by TransUn...

A Business Owner's Credibility, Currency is in their Credit Score

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

An Interview with Levi King, a veteran entrepreneur on a mission to reduce the small business death rate. Levi King, cofounder and CEO of Nav Ye...

John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.11.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver is giving credit reporting companies a taste of their own medicine. On HBO's "Last Week Tonight," Oliver found that a quarter of credit re...

7 Ways To Deal With Bad Credit When Renting

Trulia | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home

Real talk: Many landlords now rely on a credit check to vet potential renters, especially in competitive markets. (Just try hunting for an apartment f...

Here's How You're Hurting Yourself Every Day If You're STILL Avoiding Your Credit

Adrian Nazari | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Adrian Nazari

If you think you don't need to check your credit score or be wary of identity theft, that attitude could be harming you every day.

Afraid of Your Credit Score? Reinvent It.

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

When it comes to our credit history, many of us have suffered through bumps in the road. These "failures" are nothing to be embarrassed about. Life happens... people lose jobs, get divorced, suffer from a medical crisis, and oftentimes get behind on their bills as a result.

Spring Training... For Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Those who know me, know that I love the New York Yankees. I'm a huge fan and I watch as many games as I can. Well, baseball season is about to begin a...

Ecobank and USAID's Development Credit Authority: A Pan-African Approach to Unlocking Private Capital

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA)

How do you unlock millions in private capital and support economic growth across Africa? Partner with one of the largest Pan-African banks. The U.S. ...

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer If your credit score has taken a nosedive, you'll need to start using credit responsibly to rebuild it. This can ge...

How Your Credit Impacts What You Pay for Insurance

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

Did you know that the cost of the liability insurance that you purchase to protect you in the operation of your auto and in the ownership of your home is determined in significant part by your credit score?

Want to Lock Out ID Thieves? Do This!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Do you lock the door behind you when you leave your house? Of course you do! Why? To keep anyone that's not supposed to be there from using your house...

Your Identity Portfolio Can Make or Break You

Adam Levin | Posted 03.18.2017 | Crime
Adam Levin

Ask anyone who has experienced an attack on their identity -- and with that their credit-worthiness -- when they were, for example, in the middle of making a major purchase like a home or car: Identity-related crimes are a game-changer and the fallout can be pretty dire.

Putting Together a Great Wedding on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.17.2017 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

With the average price of an American wedding over $31,000, it's no wonder this special occasion can easily become a financial hardship.

5 Signs It's Time for a New Credit Card

CompareCards | Posted 03.10.2017 | Technology

The offers on the credit card landscape are constantly changing. Credit card issuers are always competing with each other to roll out the best offers ...

9 Things to Do When Someone Steals Your Identity

Lauren Bowling | Posted 03.05.2017 | Impact
Lauren Bowling

Cyber security is more of a threat than ever, with a reported 15 million Americans becoming victims of identity theft each year. Sometimes the damage ...

Buying and Financing a Car with a Loan

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Dorit Sasson

So you've found your dream car, but how will you pay for it? A new car is one of the biggest investments in life. There are several options, but like ...

The 5 Most Common Causes of Mortgage Blow Ups

Cindy Tansin | Posted 02.20.2017 | Business
Cindy Tansin

We see these mistakes over and over again. To people in the lending business, it's so commonplace we shake our heads when we see it happen, and it's ...

ID Theft: Not If, But When

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

With identity theft, it's not a matter of if, but a matter of when it will happen to you. And when it does, fast action by you, the victim, can stop the thieves in their tracks and help you recover your credit health sooner.

Best Credit Repair Services Based On Customer Reviews

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 02.12.2017 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Let's be honest, it can be really hard to figure out whether a credit repair service is going to scam you or not. Many credit repair services aren't exactly forthcoming about predatory practices.

5 Credit Habits To Break In 2016

Trulia | Posted 12.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

Getting serious about purchasing a home means coming face to face with the number that boils down your financial past and present into one three-digit...