Understand, Build and Manage Your Credit. Credit plays an important role in your life – affecting the purchases you make and much more. The more insight you have about credit, the easier it is to strengthen your financial well-being. Learn how to successfully manage your credit rating and protect against credit fraud.

Audio: 4 Financial Readiness Tips for Veterans & Military Families

May 8, 2017

Taking control of your financial future can feel like an overwhelming endeavor, especially for many of our nation’s veterans and active duty service members. The unique demands of military...

Survey Findings: Are Consumers Making It Easier for Identity Thieves?

May 5, 2017

Identity theft is frustrating, confusing, and benefits from a lot of misconceptions according to new survey information we’ve captured. The results also point to the general lack of urgency...

How Much Americans Owe on Their Mortgages in Every State

March 15, 2017

The national average mortgage debt is $196,014, which has increased by an average of 2.5% from the prior year and up 6.4% from 9 years ago. Residents of Washington...

Audio: Talking Couples and Money with Elle Martinez

February 6, 2017

Join our chat with Elle Martinez of Couple Money to learn more about how she recommends people start having a couples' money chat – and when.

Deterioration of auto trades in recent vintages

February 2, 2017

There has been a lot of discussion around the auto loan market regarding delinquency rates in the past year. It is a topic Experian is asked about frequently from...

So You Think You Know Credit

September 15, 2016

Wherever you find yourself in the game of life today, your credit plays a role in the future you’ll paint for you and yours. Credit is a skill that

Can a Late Mobile Phone Payment Hurt My Credit?

August 9, 2016

Mobile phone payments can have an impact on your credit scores, but only a certain kind. Learn just what kind of impact they have.

Civil Disunion: What to Know About Your Credit When Getting a Divorce

July 1, 2016

Do you know how divorce and credit are related? Discover a few of this writer’s top tips to keep a handle on your finances during divorce proceedings.

Summertime Car Buying and Your Credit

June 24, 2016

Has your current ride reached its expiration date? See how you can be credit-smart about a vehicle upgrade before your next summer road trip.

Video: Customer Care Stories – Elizabeth

May 25, 2016

Elizabeth from Customer Care shares how her passion for helping others takes her customer service to the next level. There’s a perfect job out there for everyone. For Elizabeth,...

Do unpaid medical bills hurt your credit scores?

May 25, 2016

Do you have questions about credit? Join our live video chat every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET on Periscope. Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education at Experian,...

Infographic: The Military – Credit and Your Future

May 25, 2016

When you’re a servicemember, your financial life has to plan for some unique challenges and special circumstances that relocation and redeployment can bring. Readjustments can make waves not just...

Video: Customer Care Stories – Orleana

May 20, 2016

Orleana from our Fraud Resolution group shares how, when discovering suspect activity in your credit report, connecting with a live agent can help callers recover and move on. When...

Graduates and Credit: Survey Results

May 19, 2016

For students, college may be a time they start using credit. Rank their preparedness and understanding of credit and personal finance.

Video: Customer Care Stories – Moncie

May 19, 2016

Meet Moncie from our Customer Care team, and learn why helping others is her favorite part of her role with Experian. Our Customer Care agents know firsthand how surprised...

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Are rent to own loans good for my credit?

Dear Readers, People often ask if rent-to-own loans help build a credit history. Unfortunately, the answer is no, because such loans are not currently reported to the credit reporting...