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When Co-Signing for a Car Goes Bad -- Lucy's Story

Credit Karma | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
Credit Karma

I recently sat down with a friend, Lucy*, to discuss her experience co-signing for a car lease. What began as a favor to her boyfriend ended up costing her thousands of dollars and a serious knock to her previously excellent credit score.

4 Habits Of Consumers With Poor Credit Scores

CompareCards | Posted 06.18.2015 | Money

Consumers with less than average credit, or poor credit, have difficulty acquiring the necessities that lead to comfortable living. Obtaining an excellent credit score can be extremely difficult, especially if consumers with poor credit don't know what they're doing wrong.

Why 'No Late Fees' Isn't an Excuse to Pay Late | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

By Jason Steele When Discover introduced their latest product, the Discover it card, the company highlighted the fact that there was no late fee for ...

You Might Be Taking a Vacation This Year But Your Credit Score Isn't!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Imagine your shock if you return from vacation only to discover that while you sipped lemonade on the hot sand, your credit score steadily ticked downward. It happens more often than you think.

Catherine New

Stopping Lawless Debt Collectors From Harassing You | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Cebilla DeCastro still disconnects her phone at night, afraid of the calls from creditors. The 48-year-old prep cook filed for bankruptcy in June 2...

Why Credit Card Companies Could Start Issuing More Cards

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Credit card defaults dropped so sharply this year that banks may pick up their pace of opening new accounts in 2012. While it's not likel...

Homeowners Having Harder Time Making Their Mortgage Payments

AP | EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — While lawmakers in Washington debated the debt ceiling and consumer confidence dropped, more homeowners in the U.S. were having a har...