Consumers can freeze and unfreeze their credit reports without paying a fee, effective Sept. 21. They still will need to contact all three credit bureaus to cover all their bases.
Kvaal attributes the slowdown in student debt growth to the fact that net tuition has been growing more slowly as of late and state spending on higher education has recently ticked up.
Poor credit is a serious problem for low-income Americans.
Starting in October, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available on a new phone app, called myStudentAid.
Jim Cramer sits down with S&P Global President and CEO Douglas Peterson to discuss how his financial services and ratings giant has changed its ways since 2008.
Deciding whether to use extra cash to pay down debt or build an emergency fund depends on several factors, from your employment situation to your tolerance threshold for debt stress.
Five financial habits that could be standing between you and your goals.
The three major credit rating firms have changed the way they deal with negative credit information, including unpaid bills and debts. The result: People are seeing their scores edge up.
Rana Gupta of Manulife Asset Management explains how non-banking financial companies and small finance banks are at the "forefront" of innovation in the industry.
More than one in five credit card users thinks that checking their credit score will lower it, according to a study by Discover.
More banks are doling out credit card points for users who stay loyal.
A home equity line of credit can be a lifesaver in an emergency. Used improperly, it can destroy your wallet. Here's what you should know.
Markets could be in panic mode by late next year if the flattening yield curve turns into a full-on inversion, but it won’t turn into a massive sell-off, the head of asset allocation at UBS Asset Management told CNBC.
China posts its second-quarter GDP reading at 10 a.m. HK/SIN amid escalating trade tensions.
Many people are mistaken about the key factors that determine their credit score. Worse, they don't know the three easiest ways that can quickly pull it up.
You can pay for nearly anything with credit cards but here are six expenses to never put on plastic, according to Experian.
If it’s a rare oversight and you’re hit with a late fee, you may be able to get that charge removed. Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has tips on how you may be able to reduce your interest rate, cut maintenance fees and more. You may be able to negotiate a better deal and save money.
"More and more the current generation will have to deal with debt close, and into, retirement," said one retirement expert.
Nearly 30 percent of young people offer to pick up the tab because they're in pursuit of credit card miles and perks. Almost half, however, never get paid back.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, rebounding after political turmoil in Italy sent markets tumbling in the previous session.