How to rebuild your credit after living abroad

He’s been abroad for eight years, and that means there hasn’t been much activity on his credit report stateside. He wants to know: What’s the fastest way to build a credit history?

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3 things not to do when applying for a credit card

Whether you’re after a sign-up bonus, balance transfer deal or simply a card to help you rebuild your credit, you’ll need to watch your step when you’re in the market for a new credit card

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9 things purchase protection won't cover

Something happened to your new pet, your prized antique or an expensive bottle of wine you bought, and you’re expecting the purchase protection perk on your credit card to cover your loss? You might be out of luck.

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Shed debt baggage before pursuing new plastic

Carrying around a large debt load can scare away credit card issuers. Fortunately, says our expert, issuers tend to be forgiving if you can demonstrate you’re capable of good behavior

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Can you justify a vacation when you're in debt?

Is spending $1,000 to attend a destination wedding OK when you’re $15,000 in debt? To determine that, think through your financial priorities — and how much your debt is costing you

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