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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 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.

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.

How A Short Sale Affects Your Credit Score

October 18, 2018

A short sale will damage your credit - for a while. How much damage it does depends on several factors, including how good your credit score is when it happens. Read more.

74% of Americans Don’t Know What a “Good” Credit Score Is

October 17, 2018

We polled 1,000 Americans and asked them if they knew what a “good” credit score is — and the results we found will likely surprise you. Read more.

Credit-Based Insurance Score: One More Reason to Improve Your Credit

October 17, 2018

You probably haven't heard of it, but your credit-based insurance score can influence the cost of your insurance premiums. Learn how it works and how to keep it in good shape. Read more.

Use Secured Cards To Build Credit

October 2, 2018

Secured credit cards can be a good option for establishing or re-building credit. Learn how they work and whether they're right for you. Read more.