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Are All Free Credit Scores FAKO Scores?

I read an article in a very popular consumer magazine that profiled a variety of websites that give away free credit scores. In fact, there are currently some 21 methods of getting free credit scores. The article was critical of the sites because they believed the credit scores being given away for free were somehow fake or deficient to credit scores developed by large credit scoring companies, like FICO.

Data Privacy & Security: Are Millennials Too Trusting or Just Clueless?

In spite of endless high-visibility data breaches alongside shameless breaches of privacy, a new Gallup poll found that 44 percent of Millennials in the United States believe that their personal information is kept private “all” or “most of the time” by the businesses or companies they do business with. This is the highest of all major U.S. generational groups, including Generation X and Baby Boomers.

9 Little-Known Credit Card Benefits You May Be Missing Out On

When it comes to buying something, you’ve never been monogamous with your payment methods. Sometimes you whip out cash, other times you reach for your credit card. But you’ve come to realize that your inconsistency makes it hard to track your spending. So you’ve decided to go all in and commit yourself to using a

Links We Love: Surprising Budget Leaks That Got Me Into Big Credit Card Trouble

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting a personal story about surprising budget leaks that can lead to big credit card trouble, 27 signs that you’re financially stable, sneaky things you didn’t know could ruin your credit, four signs you’re teaching your kids bad financial habits and more!

Top Identity Theft Questions Answered

Identity theft can be a confusing topic, and not made any less confusing by all the bad (and often downright dishonest) advice that just won’t seem to go away. So, in order to help you avoid the confusion and make the right decisions about your security, I thought I’d separate the fact from fiction and the good advice from the questionable. What follows is a look at the top identity theft questions I get most often from consumers, along with the answers to each.

How Late Payments Affect Your Credit Scores

Despite the common misconception, not all late payments are created equal. Credit Sesame credit expert, John Ulzheimer, explains exactly how late payments affect your credit scores and how to recover.

More Financial Institutions Give Free Credit Scores

As more and more financial institutions and credit card issuers jump on the free score trend, consumers now have more options than ever for getting free credit scores.

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