BUILDING CREDIT

Learn how to establish or rebuild credit

If you need to establish, build, or repair you're credit, these articles could help you get started.

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5 Common Credit Score Questions Answered

Why is your cred­it score so impor­tant? Whether apply­ing for a loan, a job, or an apart­ment, you need to know your cred­it score and what it does for you. Learn more about cred­it scores and why they mat­ter in these 5 answers to com­mon questions.

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How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Using mul­ti­ple cred­it cards can have ben­e­fits and risks. Before apply­ing for more than one cred­it card, you should con­sid­er your finan­cial sit­u­a­tion, your bud­get, and your spe­cif­ic needs. Learn more about build­ing cred­it with mul­ti­ple cred­it cards.

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Credit Limits: What Are They and Why Are They Important?

Your cred­it lim­it, and how you use it, is one of the key fac­tors in deter­min­ing your cred­it score. Learn more about why it’s impor­tant and some tips on how to best man­age your limit. 

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When to Do a Credit Report Check

If you have a good cred­it score and are mak­ing your pay­ments on time, you might think that you don’t need to check your cred­it report often. Here are 7 times you should check your cred­it report. 

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6 Simple Tips to Rebuild Credit

Not hap­py with your cred­it score? You’re not alone. A lot of peo­ple have to rebuild their cred­it at some point in their life. Here are 6 sim­ple things you can do to get back on track. 

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Understanding the True Price of Credit

Buy­ing with plas­tic can cost you lit­tle or plen­ty, depend­ing on how you use it. Know­ing the true price of cred­it before you charge can save count­less dol­lars and hours of anxiety.

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6 Terms to Know Before You Borrow

It’s impor­tant to make sure you’re informed before you make any finan­cial deci­sion. Here are 6 terms you should know before you apply for a cred­it card or loan.

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5 Simple Ways to Build Credit

Any­one can build good cred­it, includ­ing you. It just takes a lit­tle time, patience, and good finan­cial habits. Here are 5 things you can do to build good credit.

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Easily Build Credit Without a Card or Loan

For many peo­ple, cred­it can feel like a “chick­en and the egg” prob­lem. It seems like you can’t get cred­it unless you have cred­it. Learn how Exper­ian is try­ing to change that.

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What is a Credit Score?

Your cred­it score can affect you abil­i­ty to get a good rate on a loan, rent an apart­ment, or buy a car. Here’s every­thing you need to know about cred­it scores, and some things you can do to improve yours. 

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Buying a Car

Online Car Loans in San Francisco

Get a car loan from home. Shop for cars and car loans online quick­ly through the Cred­it Union Direct Lend­ing program. 

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Buying a Home

5 Helpful Things You Should Do to Manage Your Mortgage

Not being able to make your home pay­ment is scary. If you approach the prob­lem quick­ly and knowl­edge­ably, you may be able to turn a neg­a­tive sit­u­a­tion into a more pos­i­tive one.

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Personal Finance

9 Ways to Master Your Money

Are you tired of mon­ey prob­lems run­ning your life? Don’t wor­ry, you’re not alone. Here are 9 ways to mas­ter your mon­ey. Stop wor­ry­ing. Start get­ting ahead. 

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