Maintaining Good Credit
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Good Credit

A good credit score leads the way to lower interest rates and loans when you need them.
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Your Credit Score by the Numbers

Everything to Know About Credit Scores

Knowing the factors that go into your credit score calculation can help you better understand your score.
What is a Cash Advance

What is a Cash Advance on a Credit Card?

A cash advance lets you use your credit card to get cash at a bank or ATM.
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How to Build Credit with a Credit Card While Avoiding Mistakes

Using a credit card regularly and responsibly is one of the best and fastest ways to build credit.
How the Snowball Method Works

5 Steps to Using the Debt Snowball Method

Use the snowball method of debt reduction to pay off small loans first as you get the ball rolling toward larger debt elimination goals.
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Best Tips on How to Use a Credit Card

Your credit card is an amazing financial tool. You can use it to make convenient in-store and online purchases, and build and rebuild your credit.
Timeline for When Disaster Strikes

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

Let’s break down what you can do to prepare for a financial emergency before it strikes. We’ll also look at the steps you should take when you do find yourself dealing with a financial emergency.
How Do Credit Reports Work?

How Do Credit Reports Work?

As you make purchases and payments on credit, your lenders keep a record of your credit history and they send this information to companies called credit bureaus.
A father looks at building or rebuilding his credit while watching his daughter

Everything You Need to Know About Building and Rebuilding Credit

As long as you know a few simple facts and financial guidelines, building and rebuilding credit becomes much easier to understand. 

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