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 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 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 & Finance Related Articles
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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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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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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What Is a Credit Freeze? Why Should I Freeze My Credit?
A credit freeze gives you power to seize control of your financial information by preventing the release of your credit score by credit reporting agencies.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Experian credit freeze flaw: Has my PIN been exposed?
Experian credit freeze flaw: Has my PIN been exposed?
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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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