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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.

The Surprising Reason Women and Minorities Are Dropping out of College

October 17, 2017

Why aren’t many students completing their college education? It’s not simply about getting passing grades. Read to find out why so many dropout.

How New Technologies Are Keeping Your Credit Card Safe

October 16, 2017

Read to learn about new technology that banks are rolling out to increase security for identity theft protection and what they can do for you.

Want to Save Money? Watch More Sports on TV

October 13, 2017

Read for information on how and where to watch your favorite sport, along with how much you’d save by not going to the game.

The 7 Biggest FAFSA Mistakes College Students Make—and How to Avoid Them

October 5, 2017

Learn about the biggest mistakes students can make when applying for FAFSA and how you can avoid them.

How to Protect Your Smart Devices: Staying Secure While Staying Connected

October 3, 2017

What can you do to keep your sensitive information secure? Find out tips to keep your smart devices secure.

7 Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands in Federal Student Aid

October 2, 2017

Millions of parents and students apply for Federal Student Aid each year. Read to learn how you can save thousands of dollars by avoiding these mistakes.

Payment Security Evolves with Advances in Encryption

October 2, 2017

Learn about data encryption and why we rely on it to safeguard everything from website passwords to credit card numbers used in on- and offline payments.

A Multigenerational Solution to the Home Buying Squeeze

September 19, 2017

Multi-generational Households are becoming more common Multi-Generational Households 1980 12% or 27.5 million Recently* 19% or 60.6 million 31 Percent Young adults 18-34 living in a multigenerational household 24...

After the Equifax Breach, Watch Out for Phishing Scams

September 15, 2017

The Equifax data breach could expose you to risks that have nothing to do with the breach itself, or the culprits behind it. Find out how to stay protected.

Here’s What to Do If Your Car Was Damaged by Hurricane Harvey or Irma

September 14, 2017

Find out what you should consider and which actions to take if your car was damaged by Hurricane Irma or Harvey.

What Is Bitcoin and Should You Buy It?

September 12, 2017

The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed since the beginning of the year, surging past $4,800 on September 1 for the first time, up from under $1,500 at the start...

Digital Currency Craze Moves Beyond Bitcoin

September 12, 2017

How hot is the digital currency craze? So hot that 10 million people are signed up to transact on the digital currency platform Coinbase as of the first week...

Five Ways to Prepare Your Finances Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall

September 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma hammering the Caribbean and bearing down on Florida, folks in the path of the storm have enough on their plates just prepping their homes and getting...

Here’s Why the Onliner Spambot Threat Is So Dangerous

September 6, 2017

Cyber-thieves are growing more creative—and more aggressive—about separating digital users from their financial data. The latest example of that trend points directly to Onliner—a new and dangerous spambot that...

Hurricane Harvey: How to Deal with the Financial Aftermath of Natural Disasters

September 1, 2017

It’s hard to think about money while residents of Houston and surrounding towns deal with the emotional, mental, and physical fallout of Hurricane Harvey. But taking care of one’s...

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