Think Twice Before You Close a Credit Card
Smart Buying

Think Twice Before You Close a Credit Card

Even if you’re no longer using it, closing an account could ding your credit score.
June 24, 2021
Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes
Scams

Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes

Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data. It's time to improve your armor.
May 27, 2021
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Fix Your Credit Reports

Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
May 24, 2021
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
May 17, 2021
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year
Coronavirus and Your Money

Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year

Take advantage of the extension to check each report for errors or signs of fraudulent activity.
March 26, 2021

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Give Your Credit a Boost
Coronavirus and Your Money

Give Your Credit a Boost

When times get tough, your credit profile could take a hit. Here’s how to keep it in shape.
August 27, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020
What to Know About the New FICO Score
credit & debt

What to Know About the New FICO Score

Credit expert Gerri Detweiler joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk about how the new FICO scoring system could affect your credit score.…
March 16, 2020
7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores
credit score

7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score?
March 12, 2020
7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach
credit & debt

7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach

In today's digital age, data breaches have become all too common and leave unsuspecting consumers vulnerable to a host of identity theft issues.
March 6, 2020
Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score
credit & debt

Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score

FICO’s newest model takes a long-term look at how you’ve managed credit.
March 5, 2020
70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
savings

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
February 19, 2020
Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!
Budgeting

Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!

Kiplinger.com general manager Robert Long joins the podcast to debate the merits of credit and debit cards. Plus, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey bre…
January 27, 2020
Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?
credit & debt

Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?

Knowing your card’s mechanics can help you avoid high rates and fees.
December 30, 2019
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding.
December 17, 2019
How to Build a Credit History
credit & debt

How to Build a Credit History

Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
October 7, 2019
Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
credit & debt

Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
October 3, 2019
How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report
credit & debt

How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

Kiplinger's resident credit guru Lisa Gerstner joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to take on the credit bureaus if ther…
September 23, 2019
The Best You Can Hope for from the Equifax Settlement
credit & debt

The Best You Can Hope for from the Equifax Settlement

The average payout will be far less than $125. But you may be reimbursed for other costs.
August 30, 2019
Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win
credit & debt

Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win

Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.
August 29, 2019
What Being an "Authorized User" Does to Your Credit Score
credit & debt

What Being an "Authorized User" Does to Your Credit Score

An adult child's credit score may dip–or even rise–after he or she is removed as an authorized user of a parent's credit card.
August 29, 2019
Equifax Settlement: Should You Take the Money?
credit & debt

Equifax Settlement: Should You Take the Money?

Contributing editor Lisa Gerstner discusses the Equifax data-breach settlement and the recent Capital One breach. Also, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Erm…
August 5, 2019
Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud
credit & debt

Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud

Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
August 1, 2019
Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know
credit & debt

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know

Answers to consumers' most pressing questions about preventing identity theft and protecting their credit reports after the massive credit-bureau hack…
August 1, 2019
10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s
Financial Planning

10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s

In your 30s? You've gotten your financial feet under you. Time to thrive — and plan for the future.
July 2, 2019