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Understand, Build and Manage Your Credit

Credit plays an important role in your life – affecting the purchases you make and much more. The more insight you have about credit, the easier it is to strengthen your financial well-being.

Learn how to successfully manage your credit rating and protect against credit fraud.

Audio: Securing Your Credit with Experian CreditLock

March 24, 2017

Learn how Experian CreditLock can help bring you greater control and easier access from Director of Product Management Michelle Felice-Steele, and how we hope it can help.

Introducing Experian CreditLock

March 17, 2017

Learn how the flexibility to lock and unlock your credit - instantly - might be the thing your financial plan has been missing. Until now.

A Case of Stolen Identity: How It Happened and How I Got My Life Back

March 2, 2017

Financial blogger Kem Washington shares how she was able to bounce back from the personal devastation of identity theft.

Do Businesses Require My Permission to Run My Credit?

February 23, 2017

It is possible for businesses to view credit reports, in particular circumstances, without your permission. For example, if you are applying for credit, such as a credit card, mortgage...

My Student Loans Were Just Paid in Full. Will This Improve My Credit Score?

February 23, 2017

Congratulations! Paying off your student loans is a great accomplishment. If you always made your student loan payments on time, you may not see a big increase in your...

What Can a Good Credit Score Do for You?

February 23, 2017

Having a credit score in the high 700s and above will help you save money over time and allow you to get the credit you want when you need...

Top 7 Financial Tips When Facing Divorce

February 9, 2017

We spoke with some people who are experts in this area - because they've been there as well - to compile a list of tips for you to know.

Quiz: How’s Your Relationship With Credit?

February 9, 2017

In any long-term relationship, it takes attention and effort to keep things going strong. Does your relationship with your credit make the grade?

Do Employers Look at Credit Reports?

February 9, 2017

Employers may obtain a modified copy of your credit report for employment purposes, but they will never receive your credit score. A report used for employment purposes omits your...

How Do You Close a Credit Card?

February 9, 2017

To close a credit card, you must contact the credit card company and request an account closure. The credit card company will then deactivate your account and report it...

What’s the Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

February 9, 2017

From a credit reporting perspective there is one fundamental difference in the two bankruptcy chapters. Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy you must repay at least a portion of the debt....

Audio: Talking Couples and Money with Elle Martinez

February 6, 2017

Join our chat with Elle Martinez of Couple Money to learn more about how she recommends people start having a couples' money chat – and when.

Introducing Experian CreditLock

Learn how the flexibility to lock and unlock your credit - instantly - might be the thing your financial plan has been missing. Until now.