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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

What Is a Bad Credit Score?

December 11, 2017

Are you one of the 37% of American with credit scores of 669 or below? If so, your score is considered fair or very poor. Read more.

How to Apply for a Credit Card

November 30, 2017

Thinking about applying for a new credit card? Whether it's your first or not, read on to learn about the application process to get the card you want.

There’s One Big Difference Between Debit and Credit

October 18, 2017

Debit or credit? Not many think about this—and I didn't either—until I became the victim of fraudulent charges on my debit card.

What Is the Difference Between a Credit Freeze and Fraud Alert?

September 15, 2017

Not sure what the difference between a credit freeze and a fraud alert? Find out when you should consider each one and what it can do for you.

Here’s What You Should Do After a Data Breach

September 8, 2017

Identity theft is on the rise, as are incidents that contribute to identity theft risks, such as data breaches that compromise consumer information.

What Can Identity Thieves Do with Your Personal Information and How Can You Protect Yourself?

September 1, 2017

Americans are spending more time online and, unfortunately, so are criminals. While the FBI reports many crimes (property crimes, burglary, and larceny-theft) have decreased over the last several years, rates...

What Is Dark Web Monitoring?

August 28, 2017

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 if...

Student Loan Paperwork Snafu Could Mean Billions of Dollars in Debt Will Disappear

July 24, 2017

Many borrowers with student loan debt may have just received an unexpected gift. As reported by the New York Times, a paperwork snafu may potentially relieve thousands of people...