5 things first-time home buyers need to know during COVID-19

Purchasing a home has always been anxiety-inducing for first-time buyers. There are new and unfamiliar things to learn like what a pre-approval letter is, what to expect from the home inspection, and the agonizing hours spent waiting to find out if your offer gets accepted.

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Checking your credit report? Here’s what you should know

A credit score can give you an overview of your creditworthiness, but you can find more detailed information about what has determined one of your credit scores by checking out your credit reports.

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Improve your credit score with a credit-building credit card

Do you have little to no credit history or even a bad credit history? Are you starting your credit journey a little late or wanting to get off a bad path and onto a good one?

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A 10-step roadmap to buying your first home

Buying your first home is so exciting, but it’s a messy process even for veteran homebuyers. And because a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, it’s important to know what to expect and how to deal with problems.

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The bank account cheat sheet from our credit experts

Opening a bank account can be a little overwhelming. Not only do you have to choose a bank (and your parents’ bank isn’t always the best choice, because their financial situation is different from yours), you also have to make sense of all the account options available to you. It’s easy to get analysis paralysis and put it off altogether.

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The do’s and don’ts of checking your credit score

A credit inquiry is what happens when a lender checks your credit report to get an idea of your creditworthiness. Here’s what you need to know about the two main types of credit inquiries.

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What kind of data makes up your credit report?

Here’s a summary of the key data that’s included on your credit report and what they mean.

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The fastest way to a good credit score

Our headline is actually a little misleading (sorry), because there is no single quick way to get better credit. But there are some steps you can take to get you creditworthy as fast as possible.

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How to check your credit reports!

No matter how well we manage our money there will come a point in our lives where we need to purchase something on credit. Improving your credit score could save you $1000s on financial products such as mortgages, loans and credit cards. The best way to start building your creditworthiness is by checking your credit reports.

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