These common misconceptions could derail you from understanding and maximizing your credit scores.
Some think that asking a potential mate about his or her credit rating is a must very early on in the process, even on the first date.
Good credit habits will translate into lower interest rates and down payments and will help protect you from identity theft.
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Some situations in life require that you closely monitor your credit reports.
Some people care nothing about their credit scores because they live debt-free and never plan to borrow money again. Could you pull it off?
Many people are confused about who keeps track of your credit history and what they do with that information.
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