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June 25, 2015

5 Tips to Help Recent Grads Build Credit

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5 Tips to Help Recent Grads Build Credit

Congratulations recent grads! Earning your college diploma is an important milestone. Next up in your journey: establishing good credit.

Why? Because a good credit history matters a lot in reaching other important goals in your life like buying a house or car, renting an apartment and to some degree even getting a job. According to Zillow, here are 5 things you need to know in establishing a good credit history.

  1. Find out where you stand
  2. Build a credit history
  3. Research credit card options
  4. Use credit responsibly
  5. Chip away at student loans

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