9 life events that don't affect your credit score

You know what behavior affects your credit score. But have you thought about what events don’t affect it? Here are some major events that have no impact on your score …

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5 ways to make life without credit cards work

We’ve uncovered solutions to common problems you will face when you decide to live without credit

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How to carry a temporary credit card balance

While it’s best to pay off your credit card balance in full every month, you won’t wreck your credit score by carrying a temporary balance — as long as you do it responsibly

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4 times it's not safe to cancel a credit card

If a credit card has lost its luster, canceling the account might seem like a reasonable next step. In these four circumstances, however, it could also lead to a lower credit score

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Credit-free consumers may end up 'unscorable'

You don’t want a bad credit score, but what about no score at all? Consumers without a score — sometimes referred to as “unscorables” — could have their own problems when it comes to getting credit

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