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Keeping up with your credit these days means being able to decipher the headlines when things change in the economy, interest rates rise or fall, or another major identity breach occurs, to how it might affect you personally. While we might not all have a keen interest in personal finance news, knowing more about what’s happening in the world at large can help you connect the dots to your own current credit situation. Helping you stay informed and make solid plans for the future? That’s always a good idea.

At Experian, when credit makes the news, we’ll help you make sense of it. Stay connected to the world of credit news and build your credit knowledge when you keep up with today’s current events.

Student Loans Aren’t the Only Debts Millennials Have to Worry About

August 10, 2017

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers as the biggest age demographic in America, making them a constant focus for marketers and media companies. But it’s not all avocado toast and...

Medical Debt and Your Credit Score: Here’s What You Need to Know

August 8, 2017

The ongoing political debate in Washington is causing a lot of uncertainty about health care. But Americans are about to get some relief from the potential harm medical costs...

White House Phishing Scam a Warning to All Americans: Here’s How to Avoid Getting Hooked

August 3, 2017

Phishing scams keep popping up in the news and scammers are getting more sophisticated, and bold. CNN recently reported on an email scam targeting the White House. The incident...

3 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

August 2, 2017

Summer doesn’t officially end until September 21, but many kids around the country are wrapping up their last days of camp and pool time to head back to school....

Here’s Why More Americans Don’t Want to Be Homeowners

August 1, 2017

If you’re house hunting, it can feel like the market is moving quickly and everyone is buying. An index of homes under contract, known as pending home sales, jumped...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Survey Results: When Divorce Does Damage to Your Credit

January 30, 2017

Learn how credit is impacted by divorce, and hear from survey respondents what they learned and would do differently

Survey Results: Americans’ Financial Outlook

January 14, 2017

How will the outcome of the 2016 presidential election affect the economy and the financial well-being of individual Americans?

Quiz: Your Holiday Spending Profile

November 19, 2016

Are you king of the holiday budget, or are you more of a true Scrooge? Test your knowledge of holiday spending and ID theft here.

Holiday Shopping Survey Results

November 19, 2016

A survey by Experian shows that holiday expenses can be hard. Find out the survey results and get tips for better budgeting.

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