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Credit 101

If you’re new to credit or just looking for a knowledge refresh, Credit 101 is just the overview you need. Learn the basics of credit, why it’s important, and how to start creating the habits that lead to good credit.
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Getting Your First Credit Card - Where Did You Get Your First…
How did you get your first credit card? Did you sign up for one with your parents? Or get one on your own?

The Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debts
Secured debts are tied to some type of asset like a house or car. The lender can take that asset if you fall behind on your debt payments. Unsecured debts are the opposite and aren't secured with an asset.

10 Credit Card Terms You Should Know
The lingo used in the finance world sometimes seems like a foreign language. Here are some terms that will help you translate commonly used credit and debt terms.

5 Tips For Starting Out With Credit
There's a lot to know when you first start out with credit. It helps to know at least the basics about credit, even before you get your first credit card. Understanding how credit and credit cards work helps you make the right decisions about choosing and using your first credit card.

Introduction to Credit
A basic understanding of credit is needed to make the best credit decisions. Find out the definition of credit and learn how lenders decide to give you credit.

Why Good Credit Matters
Good credit goes far beyond getting approved for a credit card or loan. Find out why good credit is so important and how bad credit costs.

10 Essential Things To Know About Credit
A list 10 important things every consumer should know about credit.

Credit Report and Score Overview
Your credit history is compiled in a single credit report and used to calculate your credit score. Learn your credit report and score affect you as a consumer.

Introduction To Credit Cards
Read a brief history of the credit card and how it came into use.

Credit Cards - Filling Out Your Credit Card Application
Filling out a credit card application can be a confusing process, especially for first timers. Here's how to better understand a credit card application.

The Cost of a Credit Card
Credit cards aren't always free. Depending on how you use your credit card, you could end up paying a lot for the convenience. Find out how credit card costs work.

Profile of CreditCards.com
CreditCards.com is a website that allows you to search for, compare, and apply for credit cards. CreditCards.com also has advice, news, and tools to help you manage your credit.

8 Bad Decisions That Can Lead to Credit Problems
Credit problems often stem from making bad choices about credit cards and loans - like opening up too many accounts or mismanaging your money. Read about eight decisions that can lead to credit problems.

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