Liz writes a twice-weekly personal finance column for MSN Money, one of the Internet’s largest and most-respected financial sites. She also writes a weekly question-and-answer column, Money Talk, that appears in newspapers across the country.
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Carefully rebuild your credit to qualify for the best rates and terms. Here’s what you need to do.
We know more than ever about how credit scores are calculated. Learn how to clean up your record, polish it to a new gleam and reap the financial rewards.
Credit counselors are falling all over themselves to help you out of debt, but some do more harm than good. Here’s what you need to know, including whether you need it and the red flags for ripoffs.
If you want to avoid problems with lenders, landlords, insurers and others, it pays to know the difference between credit fact and credit fiction.
The interest savings are tempting, but most people have to get their other financial ducks in a row before they pay down a low-rate, potentially tax-deductible loan.
The curtain has parted, albeit slightly, on the mystery of how your credit rating is calculated. Find out exactly how many points these common credit problems will cost your scores.
Protect yourself by knowing where you’re vulnerable and where crooks look for the personal information they need to take over your identity.
For a huge number of debtors, it all started with a car.