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How To Use Credit Cards to Build Credit

December 10, 2018

Used responsibly, credit cards are powerful tools for building credit. Be sure to pay them on time and use a low percent of your credit line for maximum impact. Read more.

What Credit Score Is Needed To Lease A Car

November 27, 2018

It's possible to lease a car when you have bad credit, but your options and terms are going to be much better when your credit score is 700 or better. Read more.

How Foreclosure Affects Your Credit

November 26, 2018

Foreclosure can have a significant, though not permanent, affect on your credit score. If you're struggling to keep up your mortgage payments, see other options before letting it get to foreclosure. Read more.

Top 5 Credit Mistakes Veterans Make And How To Avoid Them

November 5, 2018

With the amount of change experienced during active duty, Veterans are at higher risk of making credit mistakes that can be avoided or fixed. Here are the top 5 mistakes and Veterans should do about them. Read more.

How To Establish Credit Without A Credit Card

November 1, 2018

Establishing credit without using a credit card is unconventional, but not impossible. Here are some suggestions you can use. Read more.

Millennials Reluctant To Talk Finances Too Soon In A Relationship

October 31, 2018

Most millennials and Gen Z respondents to our survey agreed that talking about personal finance is very important for the long-term success of a relationship. But a significant share of people haven't had such conversations with their partners and some topics will wait until after marriage. Read more.

How Long Does It Take To Build Credit?

October 24, 2018

The time it takes to rebuild your credit and impact your credit score varies by your personal circumstances and, to some degree, when the lender or credit card reports to the credit bureaus and by credit bureau. Plan on six months. Read more.

How To Establish Credit At 18

October 23, 2018

Your credit history will be important throughout your life. Only 18? It's not too soon to start building credit. Find the three best ways to get started here. Read more.