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Your Date May Care About Your Credit

July 7, 2017 | Gregory Cox

A bad credit score could make dating more difficult

credit score and your cellphone

What Does Your Cellphone Say About Your Credit Score?

March 21, 2017 | Joe Pye

Users with Apple products have higher FICO ratings than other smartphone companies.

If the struggle of gender equality for women, some are ashamed to face their finances, as they hold more debt, not savings

Dvorkin On Debt: Correcting Your New Year [video]

December 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Don’t go into 2017 making financial mistakes. Give yourself the gift of financial freedom.

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Employers Now Use Financial Background in the Hiring Process

July 25, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The impact credit scores now have on those seeking out employment

Do you pay use tax?

10 Reasons to Repair Your Credit This Tax Season

February 18, 2016 | Debt.com

You don’t look forward to tax time, but it’s a great time to focus your financial efforts.

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What You Can Do If Your Credit Card Application Is Rejected

June 2, 2015 | Jason Steele

When a computer says no, sometimes a human being says yes.

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Ask the Expert: Is A “Free Credit Report” Really Free?

May 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders: “There has to be a catch, right?” Nope, no catch — if you do it right.

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Financial Illiteracy Month Part I: Here’s How NOT to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt

April 1, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

In Part 1, we teach you how to pay down credit card debt and how to avoid it in the first place.

A low credit score can prevent do-it-yourself debt consolidation

Ask The Expert: When Will I Be Rewarded For Doing The Right Thing?

March 25, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know why her credit score hasn’t improved, even though she’s paid off her major debts.

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Ask The Expert: How To Negotiate Credit Card Debt

January 28, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if she can haggle to reduce her credit card debt.

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

Ask The Expert: I Stopped Paying My Credit Cards Last Year. What Now?

December 10, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader knows she’s in trouble, but Howard Dvorkin knows a way out.

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How the pros set up their computer passwords

May 1, 2014 | Lois Cahall

Here’s how one best-selling author and network guest host protects her personal info.

DIY credit repair isn't as easy as repairing a wallet.

The DIY Credit Repair Nightmare

October 17, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

A quick search online might make you think do-it-yourself credit repair is easy. But what seems good in theory often falls apart when you put it into practice. So is DIY credit repair really worth the hassle or are you better off leaving the work to the professionals?