“Jamming” Strikes a Bad Chord with Credit Bureaus

Jamming is a credit repair scam that will surely have you singing the blues. The tactic is used by unscrupulous credit repair companies to take your cash.

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A C.L.U.E. About Insurance Rates and Credit

You know that lenders evaluate your credit reports and scores before approving you – or determining your interest rate. But did you know your credit reports also drive the cost of your insurance premiums?

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Your Credit Translation Guide

While most people are not “fluent” in credit, your lenders are. To make informed credit decisions, you need to be able to decipher what’s on your reports and understand what your credit scores are telling lenders about you – and why.

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Accounts in Collection – What Does It Mean?

Credit accounts in collection are serious, and when listed on your credit reports, often have long-term, harmful impacts on your scores.

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How To Have “The Frank Talk” About Credit

There’s nothing more awkward than having to initiate a deeply personal conversation with a life partner, significant other or family member. And few topics are as anxiety-provoking as money, debt and credit scores.

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Prevent a Natural Disaster from Destroying Your Credit

As a victim of a disaster, you are hit with the devastating realities of finding shelter, food and transportation, as well as dealing with time …

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Get Credit Fit in 2019

The journey to optimizing your credit health takes preparation and persistence. It starts with taking a hard look at where you stand and determining where you’d like to land.

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New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Score with Your Credit

The new year is an ideal time to get your credit scores in order. Set several “mini resolutions” that will keep you moving forward. Try these to get you started.

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Your Credit Reports

How To Read Your Credit Reports

Tracking down your credit reports is the easy part. Trying to navigate your way through the sections, figure out what to focus on and decode …

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The Score on Soft and Hard Credit Inquiries

Only organizations with a legitimate business reason – and anyone who has your written consent – can check your credit. Understanding the what, when and how of credit inquiries is an important part of protecting your credit scores.

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Congress Puts the FREE in Credit Freeze

Thanks to the U.S. Congress, placing or removing a Credit Freeze from consumer credit reports will be free for everyone. The federal legislation also calls for TransUnion®, Equifax® and Experian® to expedite consumer freeze requests.

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Consumers Score with Credit Reporting Overhaul

Consumers will see certain negative information that can impact their scores scrubbed from their credit reports if the nation’s three credit reporting agencies can’t comply with more stringent reporting rules that must be fully implemented by June 2018.

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