Credit cards, interest rates, loans, even where you liveâthese all depend on your credit score. If you have a good credit score, youâre more likely to get better financial offers. But if you have a low or nonexistent score, the chances of getting prime financial offers are pretty slim. If you have low or nonexistent… Read More
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Even if you’re not the most organized person, you should have a plan for building a good credit score.Â The good news is building credit isn’t complicated â you just need to know a few things to get started. Know What You’re Dealing With If you don’t know what’s broken, you’re going to struggle to… Read More
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Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.Â Itâs a common question around these parts:Â how do I fix my credit?Â And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts… Read More
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Your credit score can affect many aspects of your lifeâfrom getting a loan to getting a job or getting a house. Good credit is necessary for sound finances and many major purchases. But there are no quick fixes or shortcuts to building good credit. You must start by establishing credit, then embrace responsible credit habits… Read More
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College graduates saddled with student loans may find this hard to believe, but there is one upside to having to pay back all that debt: It helps you build credit. That may seem like a small consolation â particularly if the balances you owe areÂ even averageÂ âÂ but credit can be hard to come by. Of course,… Read More
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Cable companiesÂ aren’t in the habit of reporting your payments to the credit bureaus, at least when it comes to your traditional credit reports. But if that’s something you want, there is a way to getÂ those monthly bills to helpÂ your credit score. Simply put, consider paying for cable with your credit card. Unlike cable providers, credit… Read More
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