How to improve your credit score — at any age

Experts will tell you that your age doesn’t affect your credit score — at least not technically. But on a practical level, that “technicality” couldn’t be more inaccurate. In reality, when you’re fresh out of high school or college,...

When can employers check your credit?

Your credit history can have a significant impact on things that have nothing to do with loans and credit cards. Companies often request to see your credit history when you set up utilities for your home, apply for an apartment, request an insurance quote or apply for...

Finally. A credit score for people with no credit

No credit history? No problem! A new credit scoring system aims to help those who have sparse — or no — credit history, by taking into account payments like cell phone and cable bills. Until now, those things could hurt your credit, but not help you....
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