How to Keep Good Credit throughout Your Life

Good credit is the result of being financially responsible over time — and it’s never too early to start. Use our interactive graphic to learn if you’re ahead of the game or falling behind

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How Can I Help My Fiance Build Credit?

His credit is good. His fiance’s? Not so much. Fortunately, he’s willing to help her build up her score. Eva Norlyk Smith shows him how

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Can Paying Rent On Time Build Your Credit?

Several services promise to report your rent payments to the credit bureaus, which can be enticing for those who don’t use credit. But do they work?

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Alternative Credit Reports Not Yet Mainstream

Several companies offer alternative credit scoring services to consumers with thin traditional credit files. Should you sign up?

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Holiday Shopping Can Hurt Your Credit Score

Last-minute gifts pushing you to your credit limit? Follow these eight tips to make it through the holidays with your credit score unscathed

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