5 Tips for College Grads to Build Credit

5 Tips for College Grads to Build Credit

For recent graduates, the end of college means a wave of new challenges and new experiences. While new grads may be focused on more pressing issues—like resumes and landing that dream job—it's important to pay particular attention to personal finances in this transitional time.

Building a strong credit history takes time, diligence and discipline. Mistakes made now can have major implications on your ability to gain access to credit and loans for years to come. Sounds overwhelming? Relax. Watch the video above for a an easy to follow five-part guide to building a perfect base of credit. Follow these simple tricks and you'll be rewarded in the long run.

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