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Man calculating his bills
December 30, 2019

If your account is in collections, use these tips to help reduce the impact on your credit future.

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October 28, 2019

A credit repair company could help work with your creditors to improve your credit score. Consider if the extra expense is worth it.

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Girl on her laptop with a credit card
September 5, 2019

Rates, terms and features — weigh all the factors carefully when choosing your first credit card.

Using Credit Cards
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Man holding a credit card
September 4, 2019

Credit cards can help build and maintain credit; but watch out for potential pitfalls.

Using Credit Cards
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Members Chanyne C. and Craig C.
April 22, 2019

Before you hand over cash to a friend or family member, ask yourself these two simple questions.

Understanding Credit
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Woman submitting a loan application online.
March 19, 2019

Before you apply for a personal loan, get familiar with the process to ensure it’s your best option.

Applying for Loans
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Illustrative credit report that says credit freeze.
November 19, 2018

Identity theft is a growing concern. A credit freeze may offer proactive protection against it.

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Sample credit report
May 21, 2018

Don't be in the dark about what your credit report says about your financial stability. Here's what you need to know.

Understanding Credit
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Female hand choosing between retail and credit cards
March 23, 2018

Not sure which type of card is right for you? From rates to rewards, get the facts.

Using Credit Cards
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LGFCU Member Franco M. of Monroe, NC
January 3, 2018

Your smartphone gives you 24/7 access to the digital tools you need to manage your finances.

Using Credit Cards
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Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple At Home
August 25, 2017

If you’re thinking about helping someone get a loan, get all the facts before you sign on the line.

Applying for Loans
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Check your credit report
March 7, 2017

Getting a job, a loan or a place to live could all depend on your credit score. Know what’s on your credit report.

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Young man checking bill statements
September 13, 2016

Forgotten purchases that show up on your credit card statement cost you a bundle. Track your transactions.

Using Credit Cards
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Young couple sitting on the sofa going through paperwork
April 5, 2016

Lenders use the five Cs to determine how likely you are to repay a loan. Know them before you apply.

Applying for Loans
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Couple sit near computer high-fiving
October 6, 2015

Take a minute to review your debt … then make these smart moves to cut it.

Understanding Credit
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