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

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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!
spending

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
Your Business

10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s

July 2, 2019
How to Boost Your Credit Score
credit & debt

How to Boost Your Credit Score

Kiplinger contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins hosts Ryan and Sandy to discuss best practices for giving your credit score a boost. Also: Discover …
June 24, 2019
6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score -- Fast
credit & debt

6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score -- Fast

Is your credit score in the doldrums?
June 4, 2019
Why Your Credit Score May Drop When You Shop for a New Phone Plan
credit & debt

Why Your Credit Score May Drop When You Shop for a New Phone Plan

Wireless carriers often use a scoring system that differs from the traditional credit score when it reviews new mobile customers.
May 15, 2019
Credit Report Error? They All Matter
credit & debt

Credit Report Error? They All Matter

Don't dismiss a minor error. It could be the sign of something more serious.
May 9, 2019
Credit Freezes Aren't Foolproof
credit & debt

Credit Freezes Aren't Foolproof

Why you should still be periodically checking all three credit reports.
March 7, 2019
15 Steps to a Prosperous New Year
Retirement

15 Steps to a Prosperous New Year

January 8, 2019