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We may be in an age of Big Data, but collecting information on consumers is nothing new. Credit reporting goes back to the late 1800s, when it was just a couple of guys going from door to door, asking merchants to describe the customers who had credit at their stores. The technical, sometimes-long files we now know as credit reports started out as a few notes in a ledger that said something like, “Reliable,” “Slow to repay” or “Won’t pay, but father will cover debt.”

What Your Credit Reports Won't Tell You 

A credit report is a pretty simple concept: It’s a report on your past use of credit and loans. That part is generally pretty easy for people to grasp. It’s some of the other stuff on the report — and the stuff that’s not on the report — that confuses some and leads to misunderstanding the credit report’s purpose.

Most people that including your rent payment in your credit report is one of the smartest things you can do. It might be, but reporting two utility payments is more valuable than one rent payment, and much easier - and cheaper - to report.

Tips for building a credit history if you are an international student or immigrated to the United States. Credit is an important part of the American financial institution and therefore an important part of the American dream. If you have no credit as an immigrant or international student, know that you do have options to help you build your credit history in a responsible manner.

Beverly Harzog shares her views on the best Secured Credit Card of 2020

Good credit is an essential part of your overall financial health. As a smart consumer, you probably already know that paying attention to your credit scores is important. Without good credit you can expect to pay more for the things you need. Without good credit you may be denied for loans, credit cards, and even housing.