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Susie Henson is a consumer credit expert and content producer for Experian. She joined Experian in 2000, and managed corporate and B2B Public Relations until 2017. Now, she uses her knowledge about consumer credit, economic trends and personal finance to help educate consumers. She is an Experian Ambassador, a dedicated group of Experian employees who volunteer their time to teach credit and financial education at community events. Susie has a BA in Communications/Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.

Articles by Susan Henson

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

July 17, 2018

Your credit scores change all the time. Take note—here are five common reasons your credit score may have dropped a few points.

Finally, Your Rent Payments Can Give Your Credit Scores a Boost

June 26, 2018

Rental payments can now be reported to the three credit reporting agencies. Here's how to get your rental payments on your credit reports.

How Long Do Late Payments Stay on Credit Reports?

June 21, 2018

Paying your bills on time is the most important thing you can do to build and maintain good credit scores. Here’s how they can affect your credit scores.

How Long Does It Take to Repair Your Credit?

June 20, 2018

Credit repair is the process of fixing a poor credit standing. But how long does it take? Read more to find out on this segment of Ask Susie.

Should I Pay off Credit Card or Loan Debt First?

June 3, 2018

If you have several credit card accounts and loans, deciding which to pay off first can be a tough decision. Watch this episode of Ask Susie to learn which...

How Will Multiple Inquiries for an Auto Loan Show On My Credit Report?

June 2, 2018

Tune into this episode of Ask Susie where we cover the impacts of multiple inquiries for an auto loan on your credit report. Watch the video today.

What’s the Difference Between Freezing or Locking My Credit?

April 30, 2018

Both freezing and locking prevent potential lenders from accessing your credit file, and a preventative measure to protect against identity theft. Take a look at this segment of Ask...

What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

April 9, 2018

Dark web monitoring, also known as cyber monitoring, is an identity theft prevention product that enables you to monitor your identity information on the dark web, and receive notifications...

How Can I Get Credit for the First Time?

March 27, 2018

“How can I get credit for the first time?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we get asked. You can’t get credit since you don’t have a...

What Is APR?

March 15, 2018

Whether it’s a credit card, mortgage or other types of credit, every form of credit comes with costs, including interest and fees. Find out all about APR.

Why Does My Credit Score Change So Often?

March 13, 2018

Credit scores are often thought of as static numbers, that only change when you have a credit event, but your scores can actually change often. Find out more and...

Should I Pay Off My Credit Card Debt Immediately or Over Time?

March 9, 2018

When it comes to how quickly (or slowly) you should pay off your credit card debt, it all depends on how much your credit card is costing you in...