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How Credit Works: Secured vs. Unsecured Debt

How Credit Works: Secured vs. Unsecured Debt   In the previous posts in this series, we’ve looked at how your FICO score works and how to build your credit if you’re starting from scratch. One of the biggest steps to take when building your credit rating is to open a

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How Credit Works: Tips for Building Credit

  If you plan to make any major purchases in your life — say, a college education, a car or a house — you’ll either need a giant pile of cash on hand or access to credit. For most of us, credit is a necessity in life. That means you’ll

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How Credit Works: Understanding Your FICO Score

How Credit Works: Understanding Your FICO Score   Though you might not spend much time thinking about it on a daily basis, your FICO score becomes incredibly important the minute you decide you want to borrow money to buy something big. Whether you want to have a credit card for

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