Simple ways to boost your credit score.
Poor credit can make it harder for you to get a mortgage, an apartment, or a credit card. It can also put you on the hook for higher interest rates, which can make the loans and credit lines that you do obtain more expensive to repay.
Aside from your credit score, businesses track your mortgage claims, demographic data, and more.
A primer on the three-digit score that can help you qualify for a new credit card, loan, or car lease.
Starting this fall, you won’t be charged for freezing your credit report, but there are some caveats.