Smart Credit Tips

This week, we continued our support of “Get Smart About Credit.” Check out these important tips about credit! The panel included:  Liz Weston– Personal Finance Columnist, Sean McQuayNerdWallet’s Credit Card Expert, Jeanne Kelly– Credit Coach/Expert at Credit.comRod Griffin– Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado– Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

Click here to view the full discussion on Blab.

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Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What are the different ways to establish credit?
  • Q2: Why are there different scores?
  • Q3: What’s the difference between a credit freeze and a fraud alert?
  • Q4: How can someone else impact your credit?
  • Q5: What is credit utilization and how does it impact your credit scores?
  • Q6: How can closing a credit line affect your credit?
  • Q7: What are some credit myths you’ve encountered?
  • Q8: How can people recover from credit mistakes?
  • Q9: What credit mistakes stay on your report the longest?
  • Q10: Any final tips to share on how to build a great credit history?


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