With power of attorney, you can monitor mom's credit

When a loved one can no longer care for her finances, obtaining power of attorney is likely the solution …

Full Story
 

Keep your credit utilization low; don't close paid-off card

You may be tempted to close an account once it’s paid off, but by keeping it open and active, you can actually help your credit …

Full Story
 

Teens need to manage money before credit

If you want to help your underage teen build his credit, the choice is clear — make him an authorized user. But first, he needs to be able to manage money …

Full Story
 

What does a landlord look for in a credit file?

Landlords often want to see your credit file before they allow you to rent. Is your credit ready? …

Full Story
 

After 21, age not a factor when applying for cards

Typically, the older you are, the better your credit should be — provided you’ve paid on time and in full — because you’ve had time to build your credit …

Full Story