How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?
How many credit cards should you have? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think — it all depends on your financial situation.
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
By Lisa Gerstner Publishedcredit & debt
How to Monitor Your Credit Reports for Free
credit reports Don't get suckered into paying for credit monitoring services. There are free options all around.
By Rivan V. Stinson Publishedcredit reports
Did Equifax Botch Your Credit Score?
credit score Equifax is in the news–yet again–this time for sending lenders the wrong credit score. Here’s how to find out if you were affected and what to do next.
By Rivan V. Stinson Publishedcredit score
Two Updates to Credit Reports
credit & debt The major credit bureaus are changing how they report information about medical debt and buy now, pay later.
By Rivan V. Stinson Publishedcredit & debt
Free Credit Monitoring for Equifax Breach Victims
credit reports Millions of consumers whose data may have been exposed have been notified to sign up for the monitoring service.
By Lisa Gerstner Publishedcredit reports
What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?
Basics Your score helps lenders assess the likelihood you’ll repay a loan. It can also help you assess your credit health.
By Emma Patch PublishedBasics
Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes
Scams Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data. It's time to improve your armor.
By Lisa Gerstner PublishedScams
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
By Rivan V. Stinson PublishedCoronavirus and Your Money
How to Keep Tabs on Your Credit Report
Coronavirus and Your Money Free weekly access is ending, but several services let you view your credit files more than once a year.
By Lisa Gerstner PublishedCoronavirus and Your Money