CreditCards.com

Tag Archives: credit reports

Bankruptcy has ‘zero effect’ on job prospects, study finds

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re worried bad credit will dampen your job prospects, you can rest a little easier. According to an October 2016 working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a flag on your credit report showing you filed…
Read More

College students don’t graduate with credit knowledge

Sienna Kossman

Soon-to-be college graduates are eager to get their diplomas, start a job and begin their post-grad life, but many don’t feel equipped with enough financial and credit knowledge to do so — and some think colleges and universities are to…
Read More

Unclear medical charges make it tough to stay out of debt

Kelly Dilworth

It’s been more than six weeks since my husband and I had a baby. But we still have no idea how much we owe for medical expenses from our recent hospital stay.
Read More »

Study leads to false conclusions about US debt

Fred Williams

The news was a shock: 35 percent of adults have a debt in collection on their credit report, with an average of $5,178 owed. If those numbers sound too high, it’s because they are. Debt is a big problem for many people, but a third of the country does not have a wolf at the door.
Read More »

State bills would deep-freeze children’s credit

Sienna Kossman

Working on a story about familiar fraud helped me develop a good understanding of just how damaging identity theft can be, especially if it begins when a victim is young. Child identity theft in particular isn’t the easiest thing to resolve, so when I caught wind of what state governments are doing to help stop this type of fraud before it begins, I was immediately interested.
Read More »