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Medical bills are a major driver of consumer debt. They can also contribute to financial distress, up to and including bankruptcy. But do they affect your credit score? Learn if, when, and how medical bills could negatively impact your credit.
If you have bad credit, limited credit, or no credit history at all, you know the importance of building credit. Credit-builder loans help you establish or rebuild your credit as pay your bills on time. Learn about the best credit-builder loans that are widely available today.
When you’re behind on all your bills and fending off daily calls from debt collectors, debt settlement looks tempting. But settling your debts is time-consuming, potentially costly, and can damage your credit score. Before moving ahead with it, consider the alternatives.
You’ve got a mortgage to pay, child care to cover, groceries to buy — you’re tapped out. And yet you still have to find a way to make that student loan payment that comes due every month. Fortunately, if you have federal student loans, you have plenty of repayment options.
Unpaid balances on credit cards can quickly build on themselves. Knowing the factors that contribute to the interest rate you’re paying is key to lowering your rate. Learn how to calculate your credit card interest rate — and why it’s so important to pay off those balances as quickly as you can.
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You’re borrowing it. Do it wisely.