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5 steps to take when adding an authorized user to your card

Thinking of adding someone as an authorized user on your credit card? Make sure you follow these five steps …

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How long will I pay for my credit mistakes?

Even the smallest financial mistakes can have long-term credit consequences. Here’s the life expectancy of seven common credit events

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Will Bad Credit Really Cost You Your Dream Job?

Employers can consider a lot of things when deciding whether to hire you — including your credit report.
But if you're close to landing your dream job, will poor credit be the thing that stands in your way?

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How to Rebuild Credit After Hardship

When people develop bad credit, a common reaction is to get off the credit horse entirely and stop using credit. But that's exactly what you don't want to do. To get out of hardship, you have to go through hardship. And to rebuild credit, you have to use it first.

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Credit Card Piggybacking: Worth It?

Adding a spouse or other family member as an authorized user on a credit card can often boost that person's credit within a very short period of time. But there are also significant pitfalls to the practice — which is why it pays to know what you're getting into.

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