Quiz: Your Holiday Spending Profile

Are you king of the holiday budget, or are you more of a true Scrooge? Test your knowledge of holiday spending and ID theft here.

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How Long Do Inquiries Impact My Scores?

November 17, 2015

Financial blogger Thom Fox explains the two types of inquiries that happen to your credit, and how they impact your credit scores differently. As a business advisor, I work...

Audio: Good vs. Excellent Credit Scores – How Far Apart Are They?

November 5, 2015

How do you get from good to great when it comes to your credit scores? A top-shelf credit score might not be as far away as you think. Listen...

Millennials and Credit: Survey Results

November 3, 2015

You might know one yourself: millennials definitely march to their own drummer in  many parts of their lives – including how they manage their finances and think about credit....

What Can Credit Monitoring Do for Me?

November 2, 2015

Wouldn’t it be great if more of our world was truly “set it and forget it?” We prefer wash and wear, programming the coffee to brew automatically, and keeping...

Infographic: A Crash Course in Budgeting

October 27, 2015

It’s something many of us have but could all probably improve upon: a basic budget is essential for managing your money from month-to-month. But how effective and well attuned is...

EMV: The Payment Card Transition and You

October 27, 2015

“Can you swipe again?” “Try again, please.” “Try one more time?” Soon these phrases will join outdated fellow outdated prompts to continue your call by depositing another quarter or...

Infographic: Fact or Fiction? Debunking 6 Common Credit Myths

October 13, 2015

Do you consider yourself a super sleuth who can solve any whodunit? Or maybe you’re the book-smart type who can finish a crossword puzzle in one sitting – and...

How to Remove an Incorrect Address from Your Credit Report

September 30, 2015

Dear Experian, An address for my bankruptcy lawyer suddenly appeared on my credit report as a single family residence and you won`t let me remove it. It says to contact...

Infographic: Happily Ever After – The Power of Good Credit in Dating and Marriage

September 24, 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage – but where do credit and finances fit in? From the first few dates up to the exchange of rings and vows and...

Video: Why Would a New Employer Check My Credit?

September 12, 2015

If you’re just beginning your job search, you may be surprised to learn that, for certain jobs in certain states, employers may ask to check your credit as a...

Video: How Can I Establish Credit?

September 12, 2015

If you’re new to the world of credit and are wondering how to get from the outside in, credit can seem like a riddle you must answer correctly in...

Video: When Should I Request an Extended Fraud Alert?

September 12, 2015

If you’re dealing with the lingering after-effects of identity theft, you may need to switch tacks to keep the early protections you put in place as effective as they...