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How credit unions help raise credit scores
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, many consumers are still regaining their financial footing. To help, credit unions are offering more tools aimed at rebuilding tarnished credit scores. These tools include low-cost secured loans, free credit counseling and online debt management courses.

Why credit monitoring will not help you after a data breach
The latest data breach involving credit and debit cards, this time at Jewel-Osco and sister supermarkets, has yet another retailer advising customers to check their credit reports and offering free credit monitoring.

3 Ways You Can Get Your Credit Score for Free
You're entitled by law to your free annual credit reports, which are incredibly helpful in managing your credit standing. But what about your credit scores?

Credit Karma Now Has Free Weekly Credit Reports, Without A Catch
San Francisco based startup Credit Karma runs a website that helps consumers monitor and manage their financial health. Credit Karma has been offering access to free credit scores for a while, but today it announced free weekly credit reports. At first I was skeptical about using Credit Karma because I have [...]

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)
 Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites would then begin billing the unsuspecting users on a monthly basis… Read More

The Best Student Credit Cards in America
A student credit card can be a great opportunity to learn how to use credit responsibly. This month, we look at the best student credit cards out there.

Can You Buy a Car With a Credit Card?
If you ever wondered whether you could buy a car with your credit card, the answer might surprise you.

Get a Free Credit Report More Than Once a Year
A new service from Credit Karma provides access to your TransUnion credit report any time at no charge.

Free credit reports can help monitor debt
Credit reports are a good tool for monitoring debt.

5 Ways to Protect Your Credit
Just this week alone, the Identity Theft Resource Center has reported a whopping 480 breach cases, a 21.5 percent increase over the same period last year. Between breaches of major retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Michaels, to financial institutions like American Express, millions of consumers' social security numbers, credit card numbers, account details, passwords and other forms of …