Know the Score

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Know the Score

Do you ever wonder what a credit score is or why it is so important?  Establishing good credit and money habits is critical towards forming trust as you navigate your postsecondary pathways.  Having a good credit score makes it easier to rent a vehicle, purchase your first home, take a spring break vacation, and various additional activities that require a credit card or a good credit score.  While credit has many benefits there are some risks that come with using credit.  Without knowing how credit works, it can be easy to overextend yourself or have a difficult time making your payments.  

So how do you build and maintain a good credit score? Credit can be there to support you but also overload your personal finances, which is why, with the support of VantageScore we developed this resource page to help,  so “Know the Score” and learn how to build and manage your credit. 

What Is a Credit Score?

Financial Education Resources

CREDIT CONFESSIONS

What Is a Credit Score?

What Impacts Your Credit Score

What You Need to Know When Shopping for Credit or Loan

Additional Videos in Credit Confession Series

In this episode of Credit Confessions, Dannie Place from VantageScore Solutions explains why your credit score fluctuates. Don’t freak out, it’s totally normal.

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In this episode of Credit Confessions, Dannie Place from VantageScore Solutions explains what to do when you missed a payment to rebuild your credit score.

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In this episode of Credit Confessions, Dannie Place from VantageScore Solutions explains how long late payments, foreclosures, collections and bankruptcies stay on your credit file.

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In this episode of Credit Confessions, Dannie Place from VantageScore Solutions shares some tips on how to use revolving credit.

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