Education on Credit Cards
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How to identify and report credit card fraud
Credit card fraud is a large, growing problem & it can take many different forms. Familiarize yourself with each fraud type so you know what to look out for.
What is the daily periodic rate & how do you calculate it?
Understanding credit cards' DPR will help you understand how compounded interest charges affect your daily average balance & the daily cost of borrowing money.
How does credit card debt affect credit score?
Credit cards can be excellent financial management tools, but they can quickly turn into a debt burden if you don't keep an eye on how much debt you're putting on your cards.
Does paying rent build your credit score?
For students & others seeking to establish credit history, rent reporting is a great alternative to taking on loans or lines of credit that might encourage additional spending.
Does paying student loans help to build your credit history?
Student loans are an opportunity to show that you can make regular payments on your debt. They help by boosting your average account age & diversifying your account mix.
Can being an authorized user build your credit?
Establishing credit for the first time can be difficult. Becoming an authorized user on a credit card is a great way to start building credit.
What are credit card cash back rewards?
Cash back rewards are bonuses provided to customers when they use their cards to make purchases. Cash back rewards can take the form of dollars or points.
When does interest start to accrue on a credit card?
Understanding how you're charged interest rate fees on your credit card is the key to knowing how to manage your card debt. Here's how it works.
How do hard and soft credit inquiries affect your score?
Learn the difference between a soft and hard credit inquiry, who does the inquiry and how long they stay on your credit report.