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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.

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 Much Americans Owe on Their Mortgages in Every State

March 31, 2017

The national average mortgage debt is $196,014, which has increased by an average of 2.5% from the prior year and up 6.4% from 9 years ago. Residents of Washington...

Getting Your Credit Under Control This Spring: 5 Easy Steps

March 28, 2017

Is spring the perfect time to clean up your financial habits? Look over these ideas to get things in shape for summer.

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?

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.