New FICO Model Could Push Scores Higher

9:22 am, August 15, 2014

Your credit score could see a significant rise, on the heels of an updated scoring model.

managing debt

Financial Debt Counseling Shouldn't Be Shameful

4:41 pm, August 12, 2014

Although a recent study released by the Urban Institute reveals that 35% of Americans have accounts in collections, most consumers are not reaching out for help.

debit cards

Small Debit Card Transactions Mean Hefty Overdraft Fees

5:05 pm, August 11, 2014

Small debit card purchases lead to overdraft fees, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

managing debt

Older With Unsecured Debt? Your Risk of Depression Is Higher

9:30 am, August 11, 2014

It's important to reduce debt at a young age so you don't add significant stress to your life in the future.


Banks are Making It Easier to Qualify for a Loan

11:19 am, August 08, 2014

Commercial lending standards are generally looser than they have been since 2005.


Cities With the Best Credit and Lowest Debt

2:59 pm, August 07, 2014

How do your credit scores and debts measure up against your neighbors'?

health care

Are You in a Medical Debt Trap?

11:08 am, August 01, 2014

You might have medical debt on your credit report you are not even aware of.

debt collection

35% of Americans Have a Debt in Collection

8:10 am, July 30, 2014

According to the data in "Delinquent Debt in America," 77 million of us - 35% - have a debt in collection.

credit cards

How to Finance a Four-Year Degree with a Credit Card

9:40 am, July 29, 2014

You may wonder if it's wise use a credit card to help you pay off your college debt.


Credit Score Confusion: Is Your VantageScore As Important As Your FICO Score?

8:47 am, July 25, 2014

As if learning about your credit report wasn't already confusing enough, now there are two companies offering information: FICO and VantageScore.

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