How to Check Tenants' Credit Reports

If you’re a landlord with a desirable property, you’ll want desirable tenants. Pulling potential renters’ credit reports can give you a snapshot of how they manage money — just be sure you know what to look for

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Closing a Credit Card Doesn't Always Hurt Scores

She wants to cancel her oldest credit card, but doesn’t want her credit score to suffer. Our expert explains how to limit the damage

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Why is Settled Debt Still on My Credit Report?

He got a debt settlement and sent in his final check. So why are those settled accounts still dragging down his credit reports?

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Are You Broke Enough for Bankruptcy?

If you want to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you’ll need to prove that you really can’t pay back your creditors. That’s where the “means test” comes in

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6 Ways to Keep Your Wedding Off Your Card

If the money necessary for a dream wedding isn’t quite there, couples may turn to credit cards and make decisions that cast a shadow over their future

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