Rethinking Your Relationship with Money

Need to change your approach to money from a mental or emotional perspective? Learn how thinking differently can help.

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Civil Disunion: What to Know About Your Credit When Getting a Divorce

June 30, 2016

Do you know how divorce and credit are related? Discover a few of this writer’s top tips to keep a handle on your finances during divorce proceedings.

Infographic: Credit and Finance Checklist

June 24, 2016

Where on life’s credit checklist are you? See where you’ll want to be with our handy guide to getting started with credit and the life stages that follow.

Summertime Car Buying and Your Credit

June 24, 2016

Has your current ride reached its expiration date? See how you can be credit-smart about a vehicle upgrade before your next summer road trip.

Audio: Checking Your Report for Identity Theft

June 22, 2016

Need to look over your credit report to patrol for some identity theft concerns? Find out what to look for before you get started.

Getting Smart About Summer Spending

June 21, 2016

When the days reach their longest, it’s time for summer fun. From vacations to some treat yo’self splurges, there’s no more enjoyable time to linger and indulge.

Avoiding Summer Identity Theft: 5 Must-know Steps

June 17, 2016

While the details of flights, hotels and activities are top of mind for most travelers, many forget to take simple steps before they travel to protect their identity.

Video: Car Buying in the Digital Age – What Should You Know?

June 17, 2016

In just the past 20 years, the process of buying a car has changed more drastically than it had in the entire previous century.

Audio: Budgeting for Summer Fun

June 16, 2016

Need to chart a course for summer adventure? Make sure your budget is helping you stay on track.

What books do you recommend on credit usage?

June 11, 2016

We can’t endorse any specific books, but there are a lot of great authors and great bloggers. We write the Ask Experian blog which talks about credit reports and...

Is it true that you should only use 30% at a time to have good credit?

June 11, 2016

Credit scoring companies have said your debt-to-limit ratio, known as your “utilization rate”, should never exceed 30 percent of the credit limit. What this means is that you don’t...

What’s the perfect credit score you can have?

June 11, 2016

It depends on the scoring system. There are many different scores and all have different scoring scales. Some go to 850; others may go to 920 or 950. The...

What’s a good credit card to get to build credit? How do you know a good one to get?

June 11, 2016

A good credit card to build credit is the one that you have. Just be sure that it’s reported to at least one of the national credit reporting companies....