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How Can I Protect My Credit From My Upcoming Divorce?

A reader writes in looking for advice on how to best protect her credit before she files for divorce after 12 years of marriage. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers. “John, I will be filing for divorce from my husband of 12 years in the next few months. Almost all of our liabilities

What If We Could Make Stolen Data Useless to Identity Thieves?

I mentioned in a recent blog that hackers now have so much data, it’s probably only a matter of time before they have their hands on all the data about us that really matters. And they have all kinds of data because they want all kinds of data. It’s not just about credit and debit

How FICO’s New Credit Score Will Impact Consumers

Fair Issac Corp., the creator of the widely used FICO score, is switching up how it computes credit scores. The new score, known as FICO 9, will be rolled out to the three major credit bureaus this fall. But what does this mean for consumers? The Good News Non-traditional credit, such as your residential rental history,

Links We Love: Taking Charge of Your Retirement Fund at Any Age

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting how to take charge of your retirement, what to do if your parents have NO retirement, practicing gratitude, unfair banking fees, three reasons why some of us suck with money, stupid beliefs even smart

Hackers Bypass Home Depot Debit Card PINs

Home Depot hasn’t really told us much about their data breach so far, and for that, I say shame on them. One of the few things they did share though, and quite categorically, is that no debit card PINs were exposed in the breach. That’s important, because that might not be good news either. If

Links We Love: Would Your Life Change If You Became a Millionaire Overnight?

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting a story about winning a windfall –how would your life change if you became a millionaire overnight?–as well as advice on how to tell your kids “no” when it comes to spending money, creative

Ask the Expert: Why Do I Have So Many Different Credit Scores?

After getting inaccurate and conflicting information a reader wrote in looking for clarification and an accurate answer about why we have so many different credit scores. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, explains. “John, I’m confused about why I seem to be getting different credit scores from different sources.  I was able to get