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The option to buy on layaway for this holiday season may be a way to make sure you get the gifts you want to give without busting your budget. But what if you can't make the payments?
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Now that your rent payment history can affect your credit scores, your rental history matters more than ever before.
Young adults no longer expect to buy their first house right away. First they need good credit, a hefty downpayment and a stable job.
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