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Can I Live Without Credit?

Credit Karma | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.

A Simple Way to Build Credit for the First Time

Rob Berger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

No credit history means no credit score. And no credit score makes lenders hesitant to give you even small amounts of credit. So how does anyone get credit in the first place?

Should You Give Your Kids a Credit Card?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

You should explain to them about credit and how swiping a credit card doesn't mean you don't have to pay for things. After you buy something with your credit card, show them your monthly bill after so they understand how credit cards work.

The 10 Things You're Too Shy to Ask About Credit -- But Should

LearnVest | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
LearnVest

There's a lot that the basics don't cover, and questions that you might be embarrassed to ask, like how to start rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy. We cover 10 of the top I'm-too-chagrined-to-ask questions.

3 Lessons That the Back-to-School Season Can Teach Us About Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

The back-to-school season can teach us a few things about our improving our credit scores, too. Here are three lessons we can learn.

Mom Skipped Out on the Lease and Collectors Are Chasing Me

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Sometimes the kids get hurt financially as a result. If your mother is not going to help you to repay the money which you appear to agree is due, then this will rest on your shoulders as a co-signer.

It Is Possible to Fix Your Credit in Two Months

Credit.com | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money
Credit.com

Repairing a shoddy credit report requires time, but there are few steps you can take to expedite the process. Here's what to do if you're hoping to give your score a boost by Labor Day.

10 States With the Highest Credit Card Debt per Person

InvestingAnswers | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money
InvestingAnswers

According to the Federal Reserve, Americans had more than $800 billion in outstanding credit card debt at the end of 2011. So how much credit card debt do most people really have?

4 Lessons We Can Learn About Credit From the Super Bowl

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

In your own financial life, it can seem like you are alone. But you aren't. You can put together a team of people to help you. Your family and friends are your own cheering fans in the stadium of your life.

5 Credit Tips to Help First Time Homebuyers Get a Mortgage

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you're an aspiring first-time homebuyer, start working on improving your credit rating right now so that when it's time for you to find a home, you'll have no trouble finding a mortgage.