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Credit Report basics

A Credit Report provides detailed information on how you have used credit in the past, including how much debt you have and whether or not you’ve paid your bills on time.

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Credit Score basics

A Credit Score is a number lenders use to help them decide how likely it is that they will be repaid on time if they give a person a loan or a credit card.

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Preventing fraud

You can take steps now to protect yourself from credit fraud. Learn the warning signs and get the information you need to prevent credit fraud and identity theft.

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Life events

Learn how to build and maintain good credit throughout your lifetime. Understanding how life events can affect your credit is important to maintaining a good credit history.

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