Your credit report says a lot about you – literally. It’s a snapshot of your debt, credit and financial life that’s used in financing decisions and so much more. That makes paying attention to the latest changes and updates in credit reporting critical to your financial success. We help you understand your credit report so you can manage your profile effectively.
April 21, 2017 | Money Talks News
There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option.
April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
January 5, 2017 | Mary Reed
Watch out, this little bill can have big consequences.
December 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Don’t go into 2017 making financial mistakes. Give yourself the gift of financial freedom.
July 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn
All three credit bureaus will soon have to cut some bad information from credit reports, which could give a huge boost to many consumers.
June 13, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The Big 3 have your credit reports, but they also ask lots of interesting questions. Here are the recent results.
June 2, 2016 | John Rampton
The best part: None of them are very difficult or time-consuming.
April 21, 2016 | Debt.com
Avoiding these four things will save you big time.
February 15, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s not depression. Or happiness. Or love. Or hate.
January 20, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wonders if the three credit bureaus are trying to game the system
January 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks he’s found a loophole, and he might be right.
October 15, 2015 | Debt.com
No. 3 is the worst one, and the easiest one to fix.
October 6, 2015 | Debt.com
The three credit bureaus aren’t the same. They all operate a little differently.
June 22, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
You probably know what a credit score is. You might even know your number. But here’s what you don’t know.
May 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wonders: “There has to be a catch, right?” Nope, no catch — if you do it right.
May 12, 2015 | Jess Miller
More places — from websites to banks — are offering free credit checks. Here’s why you need to take advantage of that.
April 15, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has paid off thousands in credit card debt, so when does his credit score reflect that?
March 16, 2015 | Jess Miller
These 7 reforms will help protect consumers, but they were overdue — and don’t go far enough.
March 3, 2015 | Jess Miller
Millions of Americans will have free access to their credit score in 2015, thanks to pressure from the White House.
February 5, 2015 | Jess Miller
Here’s how to buy a car in 2015, even if you don’t have a lot saved.
December 10, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader knows she’s in trouble, but Howard Dvorkin knows a way out.
Ask The Expert: Why Isn’t Credit Monitoring Free? And What’s The Best Credit Score Monitoring Service?
November 19, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know if these services are worth it.
September 11, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A California congresswoman has a dozen ideas for easing your debt stress. But will they work?
August 18, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
But it could happen sooner with your help.
April 29, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan
I couldn’t get a credit card because I’m such a good person. But I figured a way around that.
April 22, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Credit scores are complicated, and some people mix you up on purpose. We break it down for you in plain English.
April 21, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Time to unmask 10 lies, delusions, and half-truths about credit.
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?