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Credit 101

Your credit score is important—too important to NOT take steps to improve it. Fortunately, there are some easy, actionable steps you can take to boost your score that will pay off big time in the future.  This section will provide you with knowledge about how credit scores work and strategies you can implement to put you in a better financial position with your credit score.

What is a "Good" Credit Score?

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From the news, to financial applications, and even from friends and family—we all have heard about the importance of a good credit score, but what makes a credit score “good” and what can you do to obtain and preserve a good score?

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Financial Literacy Quiz

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How financially literate are you? Do you have the skills and knowledge to spend money wisely, save for emergencies, use credit cards sensibly, and protect your identity from being stolen?

This short quiz will help you test your financial literacy to see where you need to focus to improve your financial future.

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How To Build Credit Without Credit Cards

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It's a frustrating contradiction: You can't qualify for credit without a credit history—and you can't build a credit history without borrowing.

Borrowing is the most common way to build a credit history, but it's not your only option. Use these tactics to demonstrate to borrowers that you're a reliable credit risk:

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5 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

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Your credit score is important—too important to NOT take steps to improve it. Fortunately, there are some easy, actionable steps you can take to boost your score that will pay off big time in the future.

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