Spring Credit Bootcamp Series: How to Establish Credit 

Our weekly #CreditChat started in 2012 to help our community learn about credit and important personal finance topics (e.g. saving money, paying down debt, improving credit scores). Each chat is hosted by @Experian on Twitter and all are welcome to participate. DM us any questions.

Throughout the month of March we are taking things back to the basics with our credit bootcamp series. Each week, our hour-long conversations will feature important information about credit reports, credit scores and the role credit plays in our financial lives. Additionally, we will host special Twitter Spaces conversations to address your burning credit questions. Join us!

Topic: Spring Credit Bootcamp Series: How to Establish Credit 

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Jeanne Kelly: Credit expert, identity theft expert, speaker and founder of JeanneKelly.net; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

1. Why is it important to establish credit?  

2. What age should you begin to establish credit?  

3. What are the different ways you can begin building credit?  

4. What are common mistakes people make when trying to establish credit? 

5. What are the responsibilities of being added as an authorized user?  

6. What are the risks and responsibilities you should consider before asking someone to cosign a loan for you?   

7. What is a secured credit card and how can it help you build credit? 

8. Once credit is established, how long does it take to get a credit score?  

9. Once you have credit accounts in your name, how can you keep track of your progress? 

10. How can you show your ability to manage credit responsibly once you have accounts in your name? 

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here.

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