Use your rent to build your credit! Here's how.

If you want to better your credit score, here are a few do's and don'ts.

If you’ve been making sure to pay your monthly rent on time, it could boost your credit. All major credit bureaus announced they’ll allow rent payments to count toward credit and loans. Experts say factoring in rent payments could have a positive impact in as little as 10 days. Currently, this can only be done […]

So, everyone knows that I have been bragging that Ladybug landed her first real job!  As a parent, I think it’s my job to set her up for a good future!  One of the ways to do that is to make sure your child is financially responsible…knowing how to save, invest and building a good […]

Bad times can fall upon anyone.  However, there are some people who are just bad at managing their money.  So, is a person’s “bad credit” status a deal breaker in a relationship?  Take the poll and let me know what you think!

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How much have you learned when it comes to managing your finances to put you on track for that next decade?

Mellody Hobson is talking to us about a troubling new report on how our credit scores are used. Mellody: We all know that our credit score…

  Mellody Hobson is President of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds…


Credit scoring is an imperfect science. In essence, it’s about estimating how likely someone is to pay back money borrowed based on their history of doing…


While we were on break, a story broke about credit that blew my mind. Brace yourself for this: Watch the company you keep, because your…


Roland Martin talks with financial wiz Deborah Owens about what you can do to become credit card savvy and overcome debt.

By Ash Cash In today’s world there are many words that we all consider and recognize as curses. Somewhere in that mix, our economy has added a few others; we now have our Sallie Mae’s, Fannie Mae’s, student loans, ARMs (Adjustable Rate Mortgages), recession, depression, bankruptcy and foreclosure. There’s another word that’s been making its […]