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How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 2/24/2015

How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

If you’re trying to build credit for the first time or improve a credit score damaged by past financial problems, you may have heard advice about using a secured credit card. Using a secured card can be an effective way to establish a positive credit history, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all strategy. For some consumers, using a secured card can help their credit within as little as six months of opening the account — for others, notable improvement can take much longer.

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What I Wish I Had Known About Money When I Was 21

By Steven Shaw on 4/29/2014

What I Wish I Had Known About Money When I Was 21

At 21, young people have all the financial responsibilities of adults…without much experience managing them. So we asked some of your elders (via Facebook and Twitter) what they wish they’d known earlier — or the best advice they’d been given

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Are You Too Young to Build Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 4/21/2014

Are You Too Young to Build Credit? 

Should high school seniors get a credit card to build credit? For these young adults and their parents, the question isn’t academic. They face this question as soon as they turn 18.

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