5 Tips on How to Build Credit

So you’ve found yourself with a less-than-desirable credit score—or perhaps no credit at all. In a previous article, we covered the importance and benefits of building credit as soon as possible. To follow up, here are tips on how to do just that. Read on to learn how to build credit.

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Tips to Paying Off Student Loans Faster

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that paying off student loans isn’t fun. The process may evoke a mix of unfavorable emotions—but that’s where we come in. Let this blog take on the form of meditation, a hot bath, heck, even online shopping if that’s how you blow off steam. There is a faster and more convenient way to pay off student loans, and here are some tips for doing it.

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Credit Unions Versus Banks

It’s the ultimate showdown—credit unions versus banks!  Like in the classic battle of blondes versus brunettes, which financial institution ultimately has more fun? If only it were that simple. Comparing a credit unions vs. bank is a little like comparing apples to oranges. Each has its own strengths as well as areas in need of improvement, and the right choice for you will depend a lot on your lifestyle and banking preferences. Before we delve into the fun facts behind credit unions, let’s consider the question, What exactly is a credit union?

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4 Reasons You Should Start Building Credit Now

Credit. Generation X, millennials, and baby boomers alike hear that word a lot these days. From apartment hunting to everyday banking, building credit—and maintaining a good score—is a necessity for proper adulting. But just because credit is talked about so much doesn’t mean everybody fully understands it. Speaking from personal experience, I learned about the importance of credit much too late when I moved to Portland and was basically turned away from every apartment complex until my “adult” boyfriend saved the day with his good score. A lack of credit almost made me homeless.

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