Your credit score is an important part of your financial life, so it’s important to understand how it works. Test your credit score knowledge with our Money Matters quiz, and be entered to win up to $1,000.
Under certain circumstances, such as a job loss or illness, late payments may be unavoidable. Since payment history is weighted heavily when calculating your credit score, it’s important to understand the impact that these late payments may have.
In many markets, the housing recovery began in earnest last year. Things look good for 2014, but there are changes ahead. Real estate expert Ilyce Glink shares what to look forward to (and watch out for) in the year ahead.
While preparing for the 2014 tax-filing season, one of my clients received a notice from the IRS. It showed a balance of more than $1,200 due on her 2012 tax return, which made no sense because my client is meticulous about following instructions. Despite the…
Paying off debt can feel impossible, and can get harder the longer your debt lingers. Fortunately, with a few simple steps and a positive outlook, it is possible to get out—and stay out—of debt.
As you work to improve your credit score and creditworthiness, it’s important you understand how the information in your credit report can impact your financial future. Unfortunately, there are a few misconceptions about credit scores that may keep you in the dark.