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Budgeting Tips: How to Reduce Your Fixed Expenses...

At the beginning of this year, I had several thousand dollars in credit card debt and I was ready to pay it off. But I knew that I needed to cut down on my spending in order to have enough money left over to start paying down my credit...

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5 Reasons to Check Your Credit Report...

When I speak to people about credit reports and credit scores one of the things I always do is ask the audience members to raise their hands if they’ve requested their free annual credit report. Sadly, on a good night only about half the people in the audience raise...

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24 Personal Finance Writers Share Their Favorite Money...

Do you love saving money? Do you ever use apps or online tools to help you cuts costs and stay on budget? In our continuing quest to promote financial literacy and help consumers live credit smart, we asked some of our favorite personal finance writers to share a favorite...

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5 Ways to Rebuild Your Credit Score...

In our busy lives, it is easy to miss paying a bill. However, your lenders won’t accept excuses for why they you didn’t pay them as you agreed to do. For example, your bankcard company cannot make excuses for being late in paying the merchants where you made your...

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Encouraging Signs of Recovery in Experian’s 2012 State...

Everyone seems to be keeping a closer eye on their finances these days and more people are becoming aware of how important it is to know what your credit report looks like. In the recently released Experian 2012 State of Credit report, we found that the national average credit...

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22 Frugal Tips from Your Favorite Personal Finance Wri...

Do you love saving money? And are you looking for even more ways to keep more money in the bank? Experian knows the importance of this in every person's financial health. So, as part of our overall commitment to financial literacy and in conjunction with our just released annual...

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7 Stubborn Credit Score Myths and Misconceptions Debun...

A credit report is like a report card that provides lenders insight into how you use credit. If you're paying debts on time and keeping debts low on credit accounts, you're building a great credit history that will help you earn lower interest rates on loans and will help...

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What You Should Know About Credit Repair Companies...

Unfortunately, many people have received poor credit advice and been taken advantage from credit repair companies. Many people don't realize that there isn't anything that a credit repair service is able to legally do for you that you can't do yourself for little or no...

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How to Dispute Credit Report Information...

As 2014 nears an end it’s a good time for us all to start thinking about what we are going to do to keep our finances in good shape and moving along into 2015. At Experian, we are here to help you. During the coming weeks and months we...

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