CREDIT & DEBT MANAGEMENT

There are many ways to keep debt down and your credit score up. In Credit & Debt Management, topics include credit reports, bankruptcy, how credit cards work and new technology.
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The Ultimate Credit Score Quiz

A credit score may be the most important number that relates to your financial future. Loans for cars or houses, rental agreements and even insurance premiums all depend on your credit score. But what does the number actually represent, and how can you best improve your credit score? Take this quiz to find out.

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  • 10 Common Bankruptcy Questions

    10 Common Bankruptcy Questions

    If you're lucky, you'll never have to know about bankruptcy. But sometimes, even lucky people get dealt bad hands. If you're wondering whether to declare bankruptcy, here are 10 things you should know before doing the deed. See more »

  • 10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

    10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit

    For something so relatively easy to obtain, credit can easily cause a careless borrower lots of stress. Here are 10 simple ways to build credit -- and keep it. See more »

  • 10 Pieces of Bankruptcy Information Everyone Should Know

    10 Pieces of Bankruptcy Information Everyone Should Know

    Every now and then, you hear about a celebrity who's filed for bankruptcy. So how come she's still living in Beverly Hills? And would you be so lucky if you filed for bankruptcy, too? See more »

  • Can the trustee sell your exempt assets in bankruptcy?

    Can the trustee sell your exempt assets in bankruptcy?

    Filing bankruptcy doesn't mean losing every single asset that you own; some of your assets may be considered exempt by the court. See more »

  • Can you get credit cards after being discharged from bankruptcy?

    Can you get credit cards after being discharged from bankruptcy?

    Some people end up filing for bankruptcy due to credit card debt, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't get a credit card again. See more »

  • Does filing for bankruptcy hurt your credit score?

    Does filing for bankruptcy hurt your credit score?

    Filing for bankruptcy can provide you with relief, but it also has some lasting repercussions that can affect your financial future. See more »

  • Does it hurt my credit score when I pull my credit report?

    Does it hurt my credit score when I pull my credit report?

    It's a piece of advice you've probably heard: Don't pull your credit report too often, or you'll hurt your score. But what's a soul to do when you're shopping around for the best interest rates on a new house or car? How often can you look at your re See more »

  • Dollars and Sense: Credit Score Challenge

    Dollars and Sense: Credit Score Challenge

    Your credit score plays a large part in whether you can buy a house or car. In certain circumstances, it even affects whether you can get a job. But where does the number come from? See more »

  • Eye On the Money: Test Your Debt Knowledge

    Eye On the Money: Test Your Debt Knowledge

    Debt can be a complex problem, between managing your interest rates, knowing your rights and sticking to your payment plans. Take the debt quiz to see just how much you know about paying off that debt. See more »

  • How 3-in-1 Credit Reports Work

    How 3-in-1 Credit Reports Work

    When it comes to credit, a little discipline and diligence go a long way. You could call each of the three credit bureaus and compare their reports side by side, or you can order a 3-in-1 credit report and save some time. See more »

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