The difference of as little as a hundred points on your credit over time can cost you thousands of dollars.
Experts say even those who are normally careful with their finances are susceptible to money missteps.
A Dallas-area loan officer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison and must repay nearly $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud and laundering scam.
Chat boards and websites are filled with tricks and gimmicks to improve your credit score, but those workarounds are not really necessary.
Experts offer advice for those who watched their credit score nosedive.