5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

Do you need to build your credit? Perhaps you are a young adult who has never had a credit card, or maybe you are a new arrival to the U.S. without a credit history here. Others may need to build credit after having gone decades without applying for any type of loan. Thankfully, the right credit … Read more

How Your Cellphone Can Help You Build Credit

Mobile alerts from your credit card issuer can do much more than alert you to possible fraud. You can use that information to help you improve your credit. First, a word about how credit scores work. The two biggest factors are paying on time (35%) and the amount of credit you use relative to your … Read more

My Mom Didn’t Pay the Rent and It’s Hurt My Credit. – Sunshine

Dear Steve, I am a young adult that is trying to establish credit. When I was 18 years of age I stayed with my mother and signed the lease as an occupant, because I was of age. Therefore, I was held responsible for any damages or anything that could happen to the apartment. My mother … Read more

I’ve Never Had Credit Cards. How Do I Improve My Credit Score? – Albert

“Dear Steve, My score is at 630 and I want to improve it, but how? I don’t owe anyone and have never had a credit cards really. How do I establish better credit? I owe only like some parking tickets (2) but other than that nothing. I bought a car years ago, I was late … Read more