Credit & Finance

Your credit and finances are integral to your financial well-being. When handled properly, they can make your life easier. Whether you want to challenge a credit report error or improve your credit score, you can learn more here.

Credit Cards
Credit cards can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you use them. It makes sense to learn as much as you can about them, from how many to carry to what happens when you lose one — and more.
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Credit Reports
Credit reports can have a big impact on your life — affecting everything from finding a job to getting a loan. And did you know you have more than one? Find out why, as well as what’s in your credit reports.
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Credit & Finance Related Articles
What Is a Credit Freeze? Should I Freeze My Credit?
A credit freeze can help protect you against identity fraud. Learn the pros and cons of credit freezes.
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Does checking your credit score lower it?
Does checking your credit score lower it? That depends.
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Free Credit Reports: How to Order Yours
You can order free credit reports online, by phone or by mail. Here's how.
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How to Place or Remove a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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How to Buy a House With Bad Credit: 6 Tips
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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How to Dispute a Credit Report in 4 Easy Steps
Credit report mistakes can be a common occurrence for consumers. Disputing a credit report is a process. Here's how to do it in four easy steps.
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5 Steps to Take Immediately If Your Credit Card Is Lost or Stolen
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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How to Freeze Your Credit
How to Freeze Your Credit
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Data leak exposes millions of bank loan and mortgage documents
Data leak exposes millions of bank loan and mortgage documents. Here’s what you need to know.
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How to rebuild your credit after identity theft
Find out 8 steps you can take to help rebuild your credit after identity theft.
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How Do Credit Scores Work?
A look at the basics of credit scores, how they work, why they’re so important, and what you can do to keep them from plummeting.
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How to Get Your FICO® Score for Free
You can get your FICO® Score for free in a lot of places, including these.
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Experian credit freeze flaw: Has my PIN been exposed?
Experian credit freeze flaw: Has my PIN been exposed?
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Debit vs. Credit Card ID Theft
Most credit card companies allow 90 days for a victim to report an unauthorized transaction, while banks generally require a two-day notice for unauthorized debit card purchases.
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Credit Reports vs. Credit Scores
Credit reports vs credit scores. What is the difference between them, and how is each one affected if your identity is stolen?
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What is a Credit Report and Why is it Important?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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Oversharing: Credit Card Tips for International Travel
Travelling this summer? Let your bank know when and where. It’s also an even better time than usual to check your statements for suspicious transactions.
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How to Help Fix Your Credit Score With These 4 Tips
Need a mortgage loan? Want to finance a car? Eying a credit card with great rewards? To get any of those, you may need to find ways to help fix your credit.
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How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
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4 Fast Ways to Build Your Credit
If you have no credit history, you’ll struggle to qualify for auto loans, mortgages or even most credit cards. Here's how to build credit fast.
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Are Debit Cards Dangerous?
Should you use debit cards or credit cards? Which ones give you better protection against fraud and identity theft?
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What Is a Good Credit Score?
Do you know your credit score? Did you know you have more than one? Do you know what makes a good credit score or how they’re calculated? Lenders and creditors know, and you should, too.
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Fraud: What You Need to Know
Are you a victim of fraud? Click here to learn more about tax fraud, credit card fraud and check fraud and what you can do to help protect yourself.
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How to Help Protect Against Fraud
If you worry about having your personal and financial information stolen, it’s a smart move to learn about fraud protection. Here's what you need to know.
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