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How's your credit?

Credit inquiries are becoming a fact of life. Whether you are applying for a new job, buying a car, renting an apartment or even getting auto insurance, you can count on the lender or employer pulling your credit report. Good credit is crucial. Use these tips to establish and maintain a good credit record.

 
Do's and don'ts for establishing credit
Here's what you can do to build your credit history.
 
25 terms you should know
Before you engage in credit talks, expand your vocabulary with the terms you will hear most frequently.
 
How your credit score is calculated
Knowing how your credit score is brought into being will help you keep it pristine.
 
FAQ about credit cards
Here are answers to the credit issues you might not be aware of.
 
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Bump up your score in a hurry
Credit is one thing; but good credit is another.
 
Contacting the credit bureaus
At some point, you'll need to talk with at least one of these agencies.
 
 
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