Personal Finance & Credit / Credit Reports & Scores

  • How to raise your credit score

      

    You’ve finally done it. You’ve made a plan that will allow you to work on improving your financial situation and reach your financial goals. One of your goals is to raise your credit...

  • What your car says about your credit score

      

    Could the car you drive be an accurate indicator of your credit score? Better check your wheels against this list to see what you're subliminally broadcasting to the world! A fellow I know...

  • Bill collectors hound wrong man for nearly two decades

      

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Matthew J. Hartigan of Clearwater, Fla., had no idea he shared his name with a man who stiffed a city and several businesses for more than $100,000. Because of it,...

  • Can credit repair really raise your score?

      

    The promise of credit repair outfits is an alluring one -- they say they'll remove bad credit marks from your record for a price. But what's the real deal? Credit repair firms make...

  • Woman sues credit report companies that claim she’s dead

      

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis woman is alive and kicking, but if you look at her credit reports, you might get a different idea. Alexandria Goree had to go to court after three credit...

  • Honda to pay $24 million for discriminating against minorities

      

    Honda is in big trouble with the U.S. government for allegedly discriminating against minorities by marking up interest rates on auto loans. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)...

  • What Is a Good Credit Score?

      

    Do you know what your credit score is? If so, is it a good credit score? What is a good credit score and how are credit scores impacted by different financial choices and life events? These are...

  • Credit Bureaus Face New Rules

      

    The 3 main credit bureaus have announced new changes that will help take the bite out of unpaid medical debt and make it easier to dispute mistakes on your credit report. UPDATE: As an...

  • How To Fix Errors on a Credit Report

      

    Remember the woman who sued Equifax for $18 million because they wouldn't fix errors on her credit report even after she diligently stayed on top of them for 2 years? Having black marks...

  • Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

      

    While the credit bureaus sit on their hands when it comes to child identity theft, several states have legislation that give parents a tool to prevent it from happening to their child. When a...

  • Clark Howard's Free Credit Report Guide

      

    Are you getting all your free credit reports? Due to the passage of the 2003 Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), all Americans are entitled to one free credit report from each of...

  • Credit Score Guide

      

    So often when I'm talking to someone, they'll tell me what their credit score is. My immediate reply never varies. "Which credit score are you talking about?" That's when...

  • Free credit reports with your credit card

      

    Keeping track of your credit score is becoming easier with credit card companies that will give you your score for free each month.

  • Free credit reports with your credit card

      

    Keeping track of your credit score is becoming easier with credit card companies that will give you your score for free each month.

  • Get Your Free Credit Score

      

    Your credit score shouldn't be a mystery. Now there's a new way you may be able to see your FICO score for free every month. I've long talked about CreditKarma.com, which allows...