Personal Finance

Get expert personal finance advice about budgeting, saving, making money, checking your credit score, paying off debt, lowering your bills and more.
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The basics

Getting started with credit can be tricky. If you don’t have a credit history, it’s hard to get a loan, a credit card or even an apartment. But several tools can help you start building your score.
What is a FICO score? Why do I have different credit scores? We have you covered in our FICO score article.
VantageScore is a credit score jointly developed by the three major credit bureaus. It is used by lenders, landlords and financial institutions to evaluate creditworthiness, and is a competitor to FICO.
Input your assets and liabilities in this calculator to find your net worth.
Bankruptcy can provide relief for people struggling to repay debts. Find out about the types and whether it's a solution for you.
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