The Best Things to Charge on Your Credit Card When You’re Rebuilding Credit

If your credit needs rehabilitation due to late payments, accounts in collections or other negative items, it might be time to rebuild. Rebuilding your credit requires an understanding of your current situation, identifying past mistakes and implementing the right strategies going forward. Wise use of a credit card is one way to start. Surprising, right?… Read More

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Why is a disputed collection account still on my credit report?

A reader writes that after contesting a collection account with all three credit bureaus, two of them deleted it but one did not.

 

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What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.  It’s a common question around these parts: how do I fix my credit? And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts… Read More

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Congress’ $900B stimulus deal would provide $600 per individual

Congress has reached a deal on a $900 billion second round of stimulus, which includes payments of up to $600 to most Americans and extended unemployment benefits.

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