Wanting to believe things that seem too good be true, along with trying to help family members, can have serious, unintended consequences.
Maxing out your credit cards can ding your credit, but will it be a temporary sting or a years-long pain? And how can you help speed up recovery?
Now that your rent payment history can affect your credit scores, your rental history matters more than ever before.
If you're a middle-income buyer who could otherwise afford to buy, you may be able to get help with the down payment. In some cases, you can get a home with no down payment at all.
As if being without a phone weren't bad enough, you can also be vulnerable to identity theft and a black mark on your credit reports. But there are ways to reduce your risk.
You may want a high credit score someday -- to buy a home or car or to qualify for a lower insurance rate -- but you're uncomfortable with plastic. You still have options.
Picking the right time to apply a credit card may seem insignificant, but you can avoid a lot of headaches by timing your credit application wisely.
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