Education on Credit Cards
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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.
Do authorized credit card users help to build credit?
At the start of your financial journey, building credit can seem impossible. How do you establish a credit history when you aren't approved for a loan or a credit card?
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.
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 hard versus soft credit inquiries affect your score
Lenders perform hard & soft inquiries through credit bureaus. Your credit score shows them your payment history, opened lines of credit, amount of owed debt & more.
Are co-signers needed for student credit cards?
Getting a credit card is an important step in your financial journey. If you're under 21 you may need a cosigner to sign up for a student credit card.