We Gave 11 College Students a Pop Quiz on Their Credit. Here’s How They Did.

Millennials and gen-z-ers get a bit tired of the cliched stereotypes that are thrown around about us and our peers. Between being told that one more cappuccino will doom us to old-age retirement,...

Keep Calm and Know Your Rights: What to Do When You Have an Account in Collections

Despite our best intentions, sometimes even the best of us fall behind on payments. In fact, CNN has reported that as many as one in every three American adults has debt in collections.

RentTrack Roundup: Our 10 Favorite Personal Finance Blogs for 20-Somethings

Life in your 20s is exciting — during these years, you might graduate from college, travel the globe, land your first real job, get married, or start a family.

Exciting New Evidence Reveals a Way for the “Credit Invisible” to Get Credit

"The power of three" is a potent rule in many realms, including when it comes to accessing financial potential.

What do Landlords Look for on Your Credit Check?

There's no question that your credit history affects whether or not you'll be approved to rent a property.

So, Your Credit Score Just Increased Unexpectedly — Now What?

If you just noticed your credit score jump unexpectedly by as much as 30 points, you might be wondering who's riding that unicorn that gave your financial health an unexpected boost.

For the Credit Invisible, Alternative Credit Data Makes a Big Difference

If you're one of the 60 million adults in the U.S. who are "credit invisible," meaning you don't have enough data on your credit file to generate a credit score, you know how hard it is to improve...

5 Common Misconceptions About Reporting Your Rent to Credit Bureaus – And The Surprising Truth

Having good credit helps you open many important doors in your life. It helps you do things like get a cell phone plan without having to prepay, buy or lease a car, open up credit card accounts,...

You Don’t Need to Hire a Credit Repair Agency. Here’s Why.

Have you ever wondered whether you should hire a "credit repair" service? These companies promise to take steps to fix the problems on your credit report that are hurting your credit score....

Don’t Break the Bank If Your Guest Breaks a Leg: Why You Need Renters Insurance

Renting has its benefits. You don't have to pay property tax, you aren't stuck in one place as long, and you can leave the maintenance to someone else. One thing you'll still be on the hook for,...