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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.

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...

Will Your Credit Scores Change This Summer?

July 7, 2017

As of July 2017, Experian, Equifax and Transunion are making updates when it comes to how items such as civil judgments and tax liens will appear on your credit...

I Am Having Trouble Answering the Online Security Questions. What Should I Do?

June 27, 2017

Dear Experian, I cannot access my credit report online. I was asked several security questions about accounts I did not recognize. I have the form to request the report...

What’s the best way to dispute incorrect information?

June 22, 2017

The easiest, fastest and safest way to dispute inaccurate information on your credit report is online at If you have a current copy of your personal credit report, you...

Is it better to pay off bad debt or to settle it?

June 20, 2017

It is always better to pay your debt off in full if possible. Although settling an account is typically viewed more favorably than not paying it at all, a...

Audio: Talking Real Estate Investment with Mindy Jensen from BiggerPockets

June 19, 2017

Check out this podcast where Mindy Jensen joins us to chat about real estate investing. She is an author at BiggerPockets.com and writes about a variety of topics related...

Audio: Joint Accounts and Your Credit

June 19, 2017

It’s one of the most common misconceptions about credit: knowing how the finer points of joint accounts work. Many people think that as you start to merge your finances...

Avoiding Summer Identity Theft: 5 Must-know Steps

June 15, 2017

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.

How can you recover from credit fraud?

June 13, 2017

If you think you have been a victim of identity theft or credit fraud, visit www.experian.com/fraud. On the site, you can request a free initial security alert be added...

Survey Findings: Are Consumers Making It Easier for Identity Thieves?

May 10, 2017

Identity theft is frustrating, confusing, and benefits from a lot of misconceptions according to new survey information. The results also point to the general lack of urgency around identity...

Audio: 4 Financial Readiness Tips for Veterans & Military Families

May 5, 2017

Military service members face unique financial challenges with the nature of their work. Discover tips that can help you save today and plan for the future.

What Should You Know About the Dark Web?

May 2, 2017

Learn more about what the dark web is, and why it should matter to you as a part of your identity protection strategy.

Getting Better at Credit: Emergency Funds

April 20, 2017

How can an emergency fund help protect the health of your credit? Learn more about how it can help you protect the credit you're working to improve.

Can Credit Help Improve Your Everyday Life?

April 12, 2017

Discover why your use of credit today can help prepare your finances for the big purchases in your future, and how your credit activities play a role.

How can you check your minor child’s credit report if you suspect illegal activity?

April 4, 2017

If you are concerned that someone may have used your minor child’s identification information fraudulently, you can request a copy of your child’s credit report for free by following...

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What Should You Know About the Dark Web?

Learn more about what the dark web is, and why it should matter to you as a part of your identity protection strategy.