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4 CyberTools to Help You Zap Credit Card Debt

If you're one of the millions of Americans struggling with credit card debt, take heart. A slew of online services offer helpful tips and tools to pare down your credit card debt faster. Here are CreditCardGuide.com's picks for four of the most useful financial management Web sites.

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6 Steps to Build a Great Credit History

It is easier than ever to begin to build a credit history, and you could see results in as little as 6 to 12 months. Here are some of the steps to take to start building your credit report and develop an excellent credit score.

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How Long Does It Take to Build a Credit History?

Having a good credit history and score has long been an important factor in being able to obtain loans and credit cards; your credit score even factors in when you apply for a job or a rental place. In more recent times, as the economy is going through a recessionary period, having good credit has become more important than ever.

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How To Get A Free Copy Of Your Credit Report

Because it contains critical information about your credit history, it is important to make sure that your credit report is accurate. Obtain a copy of your credit report regularly and check the information in it, particularly if you plan to apply for a new loan or credit card.

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About Your Credit Level

Credit card companies look at credit history and other factors in order to determine whether to accept an application for a particular card. Depending on how you have managed your credit, you may fall under one of the following 4 general categories.

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