1. Why You Need to Build Your Credit History
Having a good credit history is important because it can help you access credit when you need it, such as when you want to buy a car or a home.
A good credit score comes from a long and good history of paying off your loans monthly. It can help you get better interest rates and terms on loans, credit cards, and other financial products.
Finally, even if you don’t intend to borrow money for a car or house, you may need to establish a credit history to rent an apartment in the U.S.
2. Overview of Building Your Credit History
Building a credit history involves using credit products, such as credit cards, loans, and other forms of credit, and making payments on time. A credit history is a record of how you have managed credit over time, and it is used by lenders and other financial institutions to assess your creditworthiness.
Get the nitty-gritty details on how to build your credit history.
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