The Game of Credit

Credit is a skill that you build, and it's one that you can get better at. Ready to explore the ways credit can shape your road ahead?

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How Often is My FICO® 8 Score Updated?

September 27, 2016

Credit scores are living things that change according to your behaviors. Surprised? They reflect your credit behaviors throughout your life.

Do You Have to Place a Fraud Alert with each Credit Reporting Company?

September 27, 2016

Dear Experian, I just filed an initial fraud alert with another credit bureau. Do I need to file an additional report with you? – DRP Dear DRP, No, you...

Delinquent Debt in America: The Dangers of Debt in Collections

September 22, 2016

A recent study reveals that a surprising 35% of Americans live with debt in collections. Learn more about how it impacts them, and how to start turning it around.

Audio: Angels Pitchers Talk Financial Skills

September 21, 2016

Star baseball players have skills we see when we watch the big game at the ballpark. But they've also learned how to navigate their finances, too.

Survey Results: Personal Finance

September 20, 2016

The latest data on thoughts surrounding credit and financial confidence. How do people fare? Learn more about their financial attitudes.

I have a large amount of debt from payday loans. What do I need to know about payday loan relief and debt consolidation?

September 20, 2016

Dear Readers, We sometimes get asked about payday loans and debt consolidation. Payday loans are short-term loans where an individual can borrow funds needed to cover unexpected expenses until...

What to Do if You Lose Your Social Security Card

September 15, 2016

Dear Experian, I have lost my Social Security card. Should I implement a fraud alert? What should I do next to protect myself from identity theft? – AHT Dear...

Removing Things from My Credit Report

September 14, 2016

When things work perfectly, they just work. But sometimes, life gets in the way of perfect. And that’s when information you don’t recognize can end up on your credit...

How Often Does Your Credit Score Change?

September 13, 2016

Dear Experian, Why doesn’t my credit score update or change? The last date on my credit score says September 2014. I have been working hard since then to bring...

Video: Customer Care Stories – Roy

September 9, 2016

Hear how Customer Care agents are able to reach out, connect, and make a difference for callers.

Can You Buy a House with Bad Credit?

September 8, 2016

Dear Experian, I would like to buy my first home. I have been cleaning up and paying down my credit. My score is going up but I still have...

How to Start Building Credit

September 6, 2016

Dear Experian, I’m currently a college student. How do I start building credit? Is having a credit card enough to establish credit while being a college student? –          KMA...

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