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Video: How to Start Building a Credit History

It can feel like a frustrating chicken-and-the-egg situation when you can't build your credit without already having credit.

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6 Ways to Build Credit without a Credit Card

Easy ways to develop a good credit history.

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5 Signs You Aren’t Ready to Be Trusted with Credit Cards

Are you ready? If you show any of these danger signs, you probably aren't.

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5 Tips to Help You Repair Your Credit

You know it’s important to have good credit; it has bearing on the interest rates you pay and whether or not you are even approved for a loan. A prospective employer might want to look at your credit report, and insurance companies want to know what kind of credit you have in order to help...

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Common Financial Myths Debunked – Part 4: Credit

This is the fourth installment of our financial myth-busting series. Today, we will be targeting typical misconceptions about credit. Be sure to check out the rest of the series. Out of all the different areas of personal finance, the myths surrounding credit seem to be the most damaging in existence. Perhaps it’s because things like...

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A Rock & A Hard Place: Build Credit Without Losing Ground

One consumer struggles to build credit without dinging her credit score and Credit Karma gives some honest recommendations: Q: I’ve worked hard for many years as a single parent to make sure I paid my monthly bills and credit cards. My credit score was about 700. After 20 years, I remarried, and my husband maxed...

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The Path to a Golden Credit Score (Infographic)

You may not think of your credit score as treasure, but it is. Good credit is the foundation to being able to afford the things you want — a home, a car and loans for pretty much everything else. Those three little numbers determine a lot of your life and you should always be working...

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Four Ways to Avoid Needing Credit

The credit industry has such a major influence over our lives that it’s hard to imagine not needing it when making major life decisions. But what if you didn’t need credit? What if there was a way to get around the stresses of maintaining a good credit score to buy a car, own a house...

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