Credit and Debt - Special Report

  • You Can Live Debt Free (Kind Of) Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Is it practical or even possible in modern day America to eliminate debt entirely? It just takes discipline, sacrifice and a more liberal definition of what constitutes personal debt. Here's what we mean.

  • Editor's Introduction: Credit Is Money, Debt Is Not Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    Many incomes are flat or down. The same goes for Investment portfolios. In many parts of the country, your house isn't worth what it used to be. People are losing their jobs, homes or both. Living with debt and credit has become a high-stakes, high anxiety balancing act. This special report will help you.

  • Credit Cards 101: Tips For Teens And Parents Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Credit cards and college students are a dangerous combination.    And with the start of college just days away, it's not too late for a quick primer course.  By senior year, nine out of ten have at least one credit card with an avearge  outstanding balance of  $2,864.

  • Debt Consolidation Has Its Pitfalls Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    With more Americans taking on more debt, debt consolidation may seem like a good way out. If so, do it sooner, rather than later and beware of these common mistakes.

  • Companies Want To Make Your Problem Their Business Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    If you’re one of the many American’s with bad credit, a credit repair service probably sound pretty appealing. But can they really fix your credit? The short answer is no. Here's why.

  • Six Steps To Restoring Your Credit Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:31 PM ET

    Luckily, if your credit rating is less than worthy, there are steps you can take to redeem yourself. First and foremost, start making payments on time.

  • Credit Card Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • FICO Score Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • Home Mortgage Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • Loans & Amortization Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • More Choices Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • Housing Rescue Package -- Whats In It For You Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    How the housing bill signed into law Wednesday by President Bush affects homeowners.

  • The Three Cs Of Getting A Mortgage Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    This is what lenders are looking for as soon as they set eyes on you.

  • How To Overcome Today's Refinancing Hurdles Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    Refinancing your mortgage may not be impossible right now, but it sure will require a lot of work.

  • Seven Tips On Surviving The Credit Crunch Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 1:12 AM ET
  • Debt Negotiators May Crush Your Debt Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:55 AM ET
  • 1119896 Saturday, 30 Jun 2012 | 1:07 AM ET