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I’m 16 years old. How do you get started with credit?

You don’t have a credit report until you have a credit account in your name. When you open an account for the first time, or are added as an authorized user or joint on an account, a credit report will be created.

If payments are made on time and the account is managed well, it will build a positive credit history. As your credit history continues to grow over time, you can continue to improve on it, which will in turn increase your credit scores.

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Scoped on: 07/07/2016

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